Vital Signs of the Planet

A Concert for the Climate

Film Screening on Earth Day — 22 April

2 x Screenings – 2pm + 6:30pm

Tickets are free, but if you are in a position to do so, then we suggest a voluntary donation to one of these charities –

Buglife –

Froglife –

Transition Stirling –


Suitable for all audiences


Vital Signs of the Planet, a virtual concert where NASA and National Geographic join young global leaders and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for epic climate concert. This powerful concert acted as a special moment for global youth and the arts to speak for the planet and share their voices during Earth’s vital time of need in the face of the climate crisis.

Watch as the power of music, combined with new dramatic footage from NASA and National Geographic, bring the impact of climate change over the last 20 years on planet Earth to the forefront for a powerful cinematic event that took place last year at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall during COP26 and as part of the Green Room programme.

During Vital Signs of the Planet you will see Royal Conservatoire musicians, young leaders, champions of the environmental movement as well as internationally renowned artists tell their stories of climate change throughout this concert designed to inspire and motivate audiences across the world. The 100-strong symphony orchestra of young musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and its Junior Conservatoire joined together, alongside internationally recognised conductor Emil de Cou, singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield, and the Global Climate Uprising Festival to create this hour-long symphonic spectacular blending music and cinematic visuals.

The concert was presented in partnership by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Global Climate Uprising Festival and is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.



Andrea Gajic, Violin (Vivaldi, Four Seasons)

Claire Lumsden, Soprano (Giacchino, Advent)

Natasha Bedingfield ft. Little Acres (Unwritten)



Natalie Sinclair (Scotland )

Agar Iklenia Castro Tejada & Iniquilipi Chiari (Panama)

Cedric Dzeluc (Ghana)

Elizabeth Wanjiru Wathuti (Kenya)


In addition to VITAL SIGNS OF THE PLANET, we will also screen a short film introducing you to Wild Bannockburn.


Wild Bannockburn is a community group to connect about local wildlife and nature spaces, and our events such as the Bannockburn BioBlitz!

Wild Bannockburn and The Bannockburn BioBlitz was thought up by Natalie Sinclair as she walked the Bannockburn Heritage Trail on her daily walk during the first COVID 19 lockdown. Natalie was born in Stirling and raised in Bannockburn, growing up playing by (or in) the burn.

Her love of animals and the environment saw her go off to university to study biology with a focus on wildlife biology. She researched how freshwater birds changed their calls in different habitats, how seals used oxygen when they were resting on the shore, and how seabirds attended colonies during winter in Shetland and Orkney. All of this interesting research earned her a first class Masters in Science degree in Marine and Freshwater Biology in 2016 which made her competitive for the Carnegie PhD Scholarship. She is now in the final year of that PhD in Biology at the University of St Andrews.

Natalie is now researching animal communication and animal cultures with a special emphasis on humpback whale songs. As a National Geographic Explorer she has been to the other side of the world to tiny islands in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean to collect recordings of whales singing.

After about a decade living elsewhere in Scotland, the pandemic saw Natalie come back to Bannockburn and she realised the importance of home. She remembered how beautiful the Bannock Burn is, and she also realised how lucky she is to study animals and the environment as a job. That’s when she decided she wanted to do something for her community, for Bannockburn’s wildlife and to show the young people growing up in Bannockburn today that they can be anything they put their mind to.



Event Info

Cost - £

Date - 22 Apr 2022

Doors - 1:30 pm


Date - 22 Apr 2022

Doors - 6:00 pm



Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE

+44 (0)1786 27 4000


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