A prominent member of the Occupy movement and campaigner against our reliance on big oil, Pete Bearder or Mr The Temp (BA, MA PDF) is a poet, educator and human beat-box. He is a member of the Spoken Word Educators, a group of writers and teachers seeking to transform six London schools through teaching poetry, performance, team-building and leadership in schools and after-school clubs. First inspired to campaign following human rights work he undertook in Colombia where he was exposed to direct action as an effective way to change public debate, he is now a veteran of Climate Camp and Occupy London and campaigns and lobbies against the criminalisation of squatting in the UK. He is the former Hammer & Tongue National Poetry Slam Champion and BBC Radio 4 South of England Slam Winner, whose work combines spoken word with audience participation and music to get people bouncing. Pete the Temp verses Climate Change! is an innovative spoken word stage-show that will tour theatres in the South of England. It aims to educate inspire and entertain on the theme of climate change. Pete's high octane stand-up poetry will be backed up by lighting, visual projections, props, music and all manner of creative energies. Those expecting a heavy show, packed with graphs and tips on insulating the home will be disappointed. Pete the Temp verses Climate Change! employs comedy, satire, performance poetry and audience participation in an effort to capture hearts and minds on this most crucial of issues. It has already had a very successful scratch night at the Oxford Playhouse.Company Word of Mouth.