A Children and Family Arts Festival that celebrates action on climate change as part of The Great Big Green Week.

The festival took place across Birmingham and the Black Country during the week of 18- 26 September 2021 and gave children an opportunity to be in relationship with nature, nurture their curiosity in everyday ecology and help signpost a way to being environmentally responsible now and in the future.

Growing up Green happened in different localities in Birmingham and the Black Country brought together online at www.growingup.green and through a collaborative programme of workshops, events and a specially commissioned film highlighting the voices of children in the fight for Climate Justice for #COP26.

Growing up Green explored all types of activism - gentle and more direct and has been co-produced with communities, parents and local organisers. ​Growing Up Green included over 30 high quality workshops, performances and events, using arts and culture as a powerful tool to inspire young audiences to imagine themselves and their families as important protagonists to take action on the climate and ecological crisis.If you or your children have any questions about Climate Change - check our FAQs here. 

The Great Big Green Week was the largest event for climate and nature ever seen in the UK. Thousands of events celebrated how communities are taking action to tackle climate change and protect green spaces, ahead of #COP26