Christian Aid will be raising awareness of climate change at this year's Lovebox weekender festival, with the help of some 'outer space' volunteers.

A theatre group dressed as 'time travellers' will be wandering around the festival site to perform spontaneous theatre and spread the climate message.

The actors will perform sketches about a wide range of climate issues all highlighted by Christian Aid.

For instance, according to the group's research, 182 million people in sub-Saharan Africa could die of diseases related to climate change by the end of this century.

As was the case at this year's T In The Park, Christian Aid is also promoting its Cut the Carbon campaign.

In a similar mould to Oxfam's I Count campaign at Glastonbury, Christian Aid hope to gather support to petition the government in making new carbon emission targets.

This year's Lovebox weekend gets underway tomorrow and includes performances from Blondie, Sly and the Family Stone and New Young Pony Club.

Patrick Wolf, Junior Boys, Blood Red Shoes and Pull Tiger Tail are also scheduled to play.

On Sunday acts include Groove Armada, the B52s, the Rapture, Hot Chip and Good Shoes.



20/07/2007 13:36:50