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Create a Youth Climate Manifesto

  • Free
  • Workshop
  • Youth event
Four young people sitting around a table with pens and one large piece of paper that they're writing on collaboratively, they are looking at the paper and smiling.
Youth Programme event. Photo: Camilla Greenwell. Source: Wellcome Collection. © All rights reserved.

What you’ll do

Join writer and curator Janine Francois in this creative workshop inspired by our exhibition ‘In the Air‘. You’ll visit the exhibition and collectively work to build a climate manifesto that responds to your concerns about air pollution and how it affects your day-to-day life.

Janine will be joined by Scarlett Westbrook, a climate justice activist and journalist, who will share her experiences of campaigning. Together you’ll explore the actions young people can take to get their voices heard.

This workshop is for young people aged 14 to 19 years.

Any time that you want to find a space away from the activities, you can come to the Chill-Out Room next to the workshop studio to lie down or relax. There will be low lighting, comfortable seating, cushions and mats throughout the room. Make use of ear defenders, earplugs, board games and materials with different textures.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Studio on level 1. When you enter Wellcome Collection, head up the stairs or take the lift, then follow the signs.

Guaranteed place

For this event, booking a ticket guarantees you a place on the day. We advise arriving 15 minutes before the event starts to take your place.

For more information, please visit our Accessibility page. If you have any queries about accessibility, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 0 2 0. 7 6 1 1. 2 2 2 2

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About your contributors

Black and white head and shoulders photograph of Janine Francois

Janine Francois


Janine Francois is a Black British feminist writer and curator. Janine researches, writes and curates work about the intersections of race, colonialism and climate change.

Scarlett Westbrook


Scarlett is a climate justice activist. She is the youngest person in the world to pass an A Level in Government and Politics, at aged 13. She was a leading organiser of the Birmingham schools climate strikes in 2019. Since then, she has become a prominent climate policy writer, having contributed to government Bills such as the English Climate Emergency Education Act. She is an award-winning journalist, and lobbies and speaks out for climate justice in Parliaments around the world.