METIS: Love Letters to a Liveable Future

Date:Wed 21 & Thu 22 July 2021
Venue:J2 (seated reduced capacity event)
Price:Pay What You Feel

‘While out there the fiction rages, we are gathering to write ourselves a new reality...' 

We’ve been dreaming our way out of the climate crisis - and now we’ve made a show: watch us spar, flirt, fight, argue, laugh and cry our way towards imagining the world(s) we want to live in.

We don’t have any answers but we can’t sit back and let others keep writing a dystopian future for us: join us in an escapist, fantasy-filled, sometimes megalomaniacal, but defiantly hopeful take on global transformation.  

This live performance is the culmination of a two-year process of ‘research-in-public’ in which METIS’ artistic director Zoë Svendsen and her team have gathered different voices and conversations which have informed different iterations of the project along the way.


If you’d like to contribute to our imagining in advance – book a set of postcards through HOMEMAKERS, and share your dreams with us – you might see them in the show!

We are also on the look out for brilliant alternative projects across the UK and the globe – tweet @metisprojects with the #imaginingotherwise if you have any suggestions.

For further information on the project click HERE


Commissioned by Junction through Season for Change, a UK-wide cultural programme inspiring urgent and inclusive action on climate change led by Artsadmin and Julie’s Bicycle.

Season for Change logo

From 19 July, we are taking a cautious approach at Cambridge Junction for the comfort and safety of our audiences, guests and staff. We strongly recommend that our audiences and guests: 

  • Continue to wear a mask indoors following the guidelines that are currently in place unless exempt.
  • Maintain a safe distance from other guests at the event where possible.
  • Do not attend if they are showing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have had a positive test result.

Staff will also continue to follow these guidelines as well as continuing with enhanced cleaning, providing hand sanitiser throughout the building and performing regular lateral flow tests.

Socially Distanced Show




Full details of all COVID-19 safety measures and details of socially distanced events can be found HERE


Age: 12+

Duration 90 mins (no interval).

All prices shown include booking fees.

Bar and box office open 1 hour before event start time.


Cambridge Junction works closely with groups and organisations to provide a safe, welcoming space for everyone. We are a venue that strives to be inclusive and promote equality for all. If you have any access requirements or questions please contact Cambridge Junction prior to your visit so we can make your experience as convenient as possible. For more information about accessibility please click HERE.

J2 has flat floor access.

If you have any concerns or need assistance whilst visiting us please speak to any member of staff and they will help you or contact a Duty Manager.


Performed and devised by: Anna-Maria Nabirye, Charlie Folorunsho, Jess Mabel Jones, Shôn Dale-Jones, Stefanie Mueller & Tom Ross-Williams 

Directed/designed by Zoë Svendsen with Simon Daw (set/video), Nao Nagai (lighting), Catherine Hawthorn (sound) & John Macedo (film).

With the support of associates: Carolyn Downing, Lucy Wray, Rob Awosusi and Andrea Ling

Production Management: Steve Wald


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