Two dung beetles will be arriving in Liverpool, courtesy of Terabac,
to join the ninth annual Lightnight festival, the free one night arts festival taking place on Friday May 18th. Itinerary:
18:00 — 18:20 Steble Fountain
19:40 — 20:00 Bluecoat Courtyard
20:30 — 20:50 Albert Dock
Dung beetles were the scarabs worshipped by ancient Egyptians as symbols of transformation through death and rebirth. They have been around since at least the time of the dinosaurs. They assiduously recycle animal dung into food and nesting space for their young, and in so doing, they actually sequester greenhouse gases, thus unwittingly helping humans to reduce climate-warming emissions
Dung Beetle Incantation
Our dung beetles will roam the city posing questions, making music, and generally engaging with the public. How can we transform our world from one of remorseless consumption, pollution and inequality into a place where we all live to our fullest creative potential, while remaining within our biological constraints? What can we learn from the humble dung beetles who literally prevent our planet from overflowing with waste and crap?