WHAT? Physical installation of sculpture; time-lapse film and free repro photos available
WHO? WWF Cymru and artist Lulu Quinn
WHEN? Saturday 18 March 2017 (starting from 9am till 5pm)
WHERE? National Assembly for Wales – Senedd building – outside main entrance
WHY? First time sculpture of this kind suspended from Assembly, opportunity for public to see spectacle and still get involved by adding message on WWF Cymru webpage or taking selfie
Earth Hour is 10-years-old. WWF Cymru, the Welsh arm of the global conservation organisation, has commissioned artist Lulu Quinn to design a giant, eight metre message in a bottle on climate change action from the people of Wales to Welsh politicians and the world.
The sculpture will be suspended from the Senedd building, in Cardiff Bay, on Saturday 18 March and for public viewing until Earth Hour on Saturday 25 March at 8.30pm – the annual event that sees millions worldwide switch off their lights for climate change action.
Made from hundreds of unwanted and used bottles, symbolising hundreds of messages from the people of Wales, it will be lifted into place in four sections, using cherry-pickers. The sculpture will then be illuminated between 5pm and midnight, using low energy LED lights.
Earth hour is the annual event when millions worldwide switch off their lights for one hour to show they care about the planet and to call for action on climate change.
This year it takes place on Saturday 25 March between 8.30pm and 9.30pm. Support for Earth Hour has grown each year – with a record 178 countries taking part in 2016 – and 2017’s is set to be the biggest yet.
Last year, an estimated half a million people across Wales took part. In 2017, many iconic landmarks have already pledged to turn their lights out on the night – from Caernarfon Castle to Cardiff’s Principality Stadium. 21 out of the 22 Welsh local authorities have already signed up, along with 286 schools throughout the country.
The public can still add their own messages online or by taking a selfie on Twitter or Instagram using #WWFMessageinaBottle. Full details here: www.wwf.org.uk/messageinabottle
For full details: Carys Mair Thomas
07702096704 / firstname.lastname@example.org