Artists | Ideas | Now – Egypt and the Climate Crisis

An eight-part podcast series talking to artists from Egypt and Egyptian heritage about climate crisis, environment, protest and change. As global leaders arrived in Egypt for Cop27, the series asked, ‘how can art and activism raise the profile of the climate emergency?’ You’ll hear from Egyptian artists and those with Egyptian heritage, who are using the arts to address the most pressing and complex conversations behind the crisis.


The podcast is produced by Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, in partnership with Artists on the Frontline. Founded in 1998, Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) is the UK’s longest-running annual Arab arts and culture festival, platforming UK and international Arab artists. The festival creates a dynamic between traditional and contemporary Arab artforms, encouraging informed debate that explores, and increases, appreciation of Arab people and their rich cultures.


This audio series includes conversations with writer Yasmin El Rashidi, who reflects on the change taking place in Cairo and contemporary dancer and choreographer, Hazem Header, who discusses how the work he does communicates the impact of the climate crisis in Egypt.


You can listen to all episodes here. Episode one is below: