I Stand For What I Stand On

🗓 Sat 17 October, 7:30pm
🚨 Sold out – but you can tune in to the livestream, free!

Young people from Gloucester’s Student Climate Network present their own original protest performance, under Gaia at the Cathedral

🗓 Sat 17 October, 7:30pm
📌 LIVE, in-person at Gloucester Cathedral, GL1 2LX
and 💻 LIVE-STREAMED on our YouTube channel

Booking information

🎟 In-person tickets are now SOLD OUT
but you can tune in to the livestream for free 🙌🎉
No booking required – just keep an eye on our YouTube channel. Preview coming soon!


The performance will be live-streamed on this site and on the Strike A Light YouTube channel.

Sneak peeks

What to expect

In 2019 Strike A Light met the Gloucester youth climate strikers.

We met them shouting in the streets.

They were a small group of extraordinary young people from Gloucester aged 13-17.

Protesting with banners and their voices.

Shouting for their future.

Shouting in the wind.

Shouting to survive.

Shouting words of wisdom and shouting speeches beautifully crafted that would put many politicians to shame, they were often met with abuse.

Over the last three months this small group have been meeting over Zoom and in person to create a new performance with director/writer Anna Himali Howard.

I Stand For What I Stand on.

This intimate performance, a work in progress, using ABBA, cardboard signs and their thoughts and fears about the current pandemic and the impending climate crisis will all be played out under Luke Jerram’s GAIA at Gloucester Cathedral.

Awesome people who are making this event possible 🙏🎉

Please note:

  • This is a work-in-progress sharing and not a finished piece. We will invite you to share your thoughts with us to help with the development of the performance in the future.
  • The performance includes strong language which may not be suitable for younger children.
  • This performance will be live streamed on our YouTube channel.
  • Covid safe procedures will be in place. Further details will be sent in advance.

This event will be captioned using The Difference Engine.

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