Sat 29 May - 14:00-15:00 - Crude Britannia - The Estuary’s empire of oil

Friday 28th May 2021

Sat 29 May - 14:00-15:00 - Crude Britannia - The Estuary’s empire of oil

From the 1950s to the 2000’s crude oil was transformed into petrol, diesel, aviation fuel and a myriad of substances in the refineries of the Estuary. This crude was extracted from Iran, Nigeria, the UK North Sea and a host of other countries. What of the impacts of this extraction and refining on the Estuary and elsewhere?

The Estuary has no oil of its own, but it is rich in wind. The future energy supply of the region is blowing through the wind farms at the mouth of the Estuary. What will be the difference between oil thinking and wind thinking? How will the people possess the wind? The voyage of the Crude Britannia sailboat around the Estuary will explore the power of wind and convey it online in film.

Lazarus Tamana - Head of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, based in the oil-producing region of Nigeria
Jane Trowell - Platform – on sailing in the Estuary – the role of oil and the link to the oil producing regions of the world
Richard Houguez & Platform - ‘The People will Possess the Wind – Part I: Oil’, Crude Britannia sailboat exploring the wind in the Estuary
Terry Macalister - co-author of Crude Britannia
Hosted by James Marriott of Platform


Friday 28th May 2021
14:00 - 15:00



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