Activist legend of the fashion industry, Dame Vivienne Westwood, visited Bondholder Derby Theatre this week for an event attended by over 450 to talk about climate change and social responsibility.
Dame Vivienne Westwood gave an impassioned plea for the audience to "be intellectual" through reading, learning and enjoying life with an environmental conscience, whilst promoting her Climate Revolution campaign.
Introduced by Adam Buss, Chief Executive of Bondholder Derby QUAD, Vivienne expressed how she wants to build the intellectual movement within universities and colleges: "Education is about helping people discover their true talent. For me the aim of Intellectuals Unite is to make sure that we move towards a green economy. We need to get there urgently, it's crucial in order to save the planet. Any kid off the street who wants to go on a demonstration to find out what's happening - come and join us, you are an intellectual. We have to unite."
Adam Buss commented: "Climate change is one of the most urgent issues we need to address right now."
Vivienne has twice been named designer of the year in the British Fashion Awards and, in 1992, was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
For further information, please visit http://climaterevolution.co.uk/