The Green Elephant in the Room – Environmental Sustainability Event

The Green Elephant in the Room – Environmental Sustainability Event

A Discussion on Good Practice & Environmentally Sustainable ways of working in the Outdoor Arts

Wednesday 23rd March 2022, 4pm – 5.30pm (UK time) | Online

We kick off our first hybrid session of the season live and online from Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle. Join us while we discuss good practice, case studies and new Environmentally Sustainable ways of working.

Now is the time to ask difficult questions about real-world sustainability in large outdoor festivals, the distances audiences travel to events, and the products and services used to create Mela and other outdoor events.

With events part of the Mela Partnership, we’ve seen more people attending events in their local areas. And entire families spanning generations are sharing the experience of these local events. These one or two local events per year are often the only cultural events they attend.

Joining us for this session include:

  • – Andrew Mackay – Director – Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust
  • – Adrian Lochhead – Director – Eden Arts
  • – Feimatta Conteh – Environmental Sustainability Manager Manchester International Festival
  • – Mohammed Yaqoob – Director – Newcastle Mela
  • – Teresa Moore – Director – A Greener Festival Ltd
  • – Ajay Chhabra – Artistic Director – Nutkhut & Mela Partnership


We’ve designed this inaugural conversation about environmental sustainability in our sector to open up questions with the broader Mela market and to hear how Mela can both teach and learn from the wider outdoor sector.

If you’d like to listen to our discussion, join us online tomorrow, Wednesday 23rd March 2022, from 4pm to 5.30pm (UK time).

Register here for free >>

We will record the event and share it afterwards with all those registered.