Professor Peter Riviere contributed an academic Amerindian perspective to the pilot Jabuji Debates and Dr Felix Padel participated as the Shaman in our forum theatre addressing the challenges of population growth in 2017.
In 2016, the University of Oxford Botanic Gardens hosted our forum theatre piece “The Amazon Auction” with Wheatley Park School.
In 2017, the University of Oxford’s Department for International Development hosted our forum theatre “The Garden’s Secrets” as part of the launch of the Educere Network. The focus of our forum theatre was on ethical and environmental impacts of population growth. Dr Stephen Harris from Oxford University’s Department of Plant Sciences participated as himself, the Keeper of the Herbaria.
Eton College helped Voices for Nature conceive and pilot the Jabuji Debates together with Burnham Grammar. Eton College subsequently hosted two further Jabuji debates with other schools including the London Academy of Excellence and Windsor Girls School. We are now discussing possible collaboration of the development of our Planet Parliament Now initiative which builds on the Jabuji debates.
Wheatley Park School
Students and staff from Wheatley Park School, Oxfordshire wrote and produced the forum theatre piece “The Amazon Auction”. It was work-in-progress over several months and was performed to a general public in summer 2016 in Oxford University’s Botanic Gardens.
The Oxford Festival of Arts
Magdalen College School and the Oxford Festival of Arts generously hosted a celebration of Brazil’s rainforests during Brazil’s Olypmic year through theatre, dance, art and film.
Many leading organisations in the UK’s environmental movement have continuously supported our work but especially got their social media behind our entry ‘Make Jabujicaba the Movie’ into #VOOM2016. Together, we were able to raise profile for biodiversity issues and money for rainforest conservation. We also helped fund some of Voices for Nature’s education initiatives and early film development.
The actress and poet Yrsa Daley-Ward who enthusiastically supported our early film and theatre work.