THE RED Rebels mime act stole the show yesterday at Extinction Rebellion's takeover of Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

Costumes, crafts, and a meeting of minds proved a successful family day out for crowds of people with something for everyone at the collaborative event.

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Extinction Rebellion Oxford, which is one of the biggest branches of the campaign group, joined forces with the Oxford museum to better raise the issue of climate change.

It included a host of games and activities for children and young adults, as well as talks and performances such as mimes, poems and songs, for people of all ages to spread the word on the climate emergency.

Oxford Mail:

Steve Dawe, from Extinction Rebellion Oxford, said: "We agreed together to have this arts and culture event to highlight in many different ways the issues with climate change.

"It was aimed at all different age groups, those with the knowledge about climate change and those without much knowledge on climate change, children and young adults, as well as older adults.

"It produced a considerable amount of interest."

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Anyone visiting the museum yesterday was invited to head along to the various talks and activities staged by more than 100 volunteers from the action group throughout the day. 

This included a host of stalls lining the front of the museum, plus jam-packed talks on 'Heading for extinction', performances among the exhibits, and mask-making and dancing.

The Red Rebels were on hand with their impressive mime act to express their feelings towards the climate crisis.

Oxford Mail:

Mr Dawe said that as more young people are becoming a lot more assertive about concerns over climate change, schools are reacting with more inclusion within the curriculum.

This event hoped to take that one step further with institutions such as the Oxford University Museum of Natural History collaborating their efforts with Extinction Rebellion to interest all ages and to become a trailblazer for the new approach to action and raising awareness collectively.

Mr Dawe said: "Lots of work went into yesterday's activities and people are going to be very pleased with how it went.

"Particularly for our arts and culture work group who produced flags, displays and bandanas which the kids loved.

Oxford Mail:

"The group put copious amounts of personal time and efforts into this and without them it wouldn't have been possible.

"We are very fortunate to have such a wide range of skills in our Oxford branch and the arts and culture teams lead the way in terms of skills. Their contribution to make what we are doing visually interesting and creative is amazing."

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He added: "The main thing was to allow people to have so many different ways to engage with the issues and it seemed to go down well."