Fog Everywhere


  • Camden People's Theatre

Project summary

Fog Everywhere is a new theatre production looking at the impact of air pollution in the capital, explored through a playful folk history of the London fog. It is a collaboration between Camden People’s Theatre (CPT), King’s College London’s Lung Biology Group and a group of young people based in Camden – where residents are in the top 13 per cent of the most deprived UK communities in terms of living environment. It was developed through a programme of school workshops and it will headline a two-week festival exploring air pollution and practical ways to contribute to its reduction.

With almost 10,000 people killed annually by air pollution in London, and with the city’s first top-level toxic air warning issued in January 2017, the time is ripe for Fog Everywhere. The project draws on CPT’s experience of presenting theatre festivals connected with urgent political issues, such as Whose London Is It Anyway?, a festival exploring regeneration and the housing crisis, that was attended by more than 2,500 people in January 2016.

The project will make the science behind air pollution more widely understood by translating it to human stories that will help audiences reduce their environmental impact, protect their health and participate in change.