This event has been rescheduled from 9 May due to COVID-19, and will now take place as a digital performance followed by a livestreamed discussion. Bookers will receive a link for both the film and the discussion.

“What she does should be happening every week of the year” The Guardian

Sarah Nicholls Piano, electronics
Professor Richard Pancost Post-concert speaker

Climate music on an inside-out piano

Acclaimed pianist and composer Sarah Nicolls’ new Inside-Out Piano project 12 Years was inspired by the 2018 IPCC Special Report saying we had just 12 years to radically change our behaviour to save the planet. It is two years to the day since the report was published, a timely opportunity to pick up the conversation.

With her striking vertical grand piano, Nicolls combines original music and recorded speech in a compelling performance. Piano melodies and textures interweave with phone calls between three fictional characters challenging each other to either worry less or do more. We hear from environmental experts, survivors escaping from a wildfire and a glacier melting, eloquent speeches from Greta Thunberg and finally the sound of hope emerging.

Sarah and Professor Richard Pancost from the University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute for Environmental Change and Adaptation invite audiences to share thoughts about 12 Years and climate change after the show, specifically to talk about what we can all do.

Inside-Out Climate Music
Produced by Sound UK. Funded by Arts Council England. Sarah Nicolls is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund


Thursday 8 October 2020

Sarah Nicolls – 12 Years (Filmed Concert)


A 5% booking fee applies online and over the phone. A £2 postage fee is charged where applicable.

Recommended Age: 15+

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