Join KT Tunstall at The Village, Westfield, London at 4pm on Friday 6th January for an intimate acoustic performance and special Christmas Lights Switch Off ceremony celebrating WWF's Earth Hour 2012.
The globally renowned singer songwriter will turn The Village’s Christmas lights off to launch the countdown to WWF’s Earth Hour which will take place on March 31st 2012.
The annual event, which always takes place on the last Saturday of March, asks communities around the world to turn off their lights at home for just an hour, and share a special ‘switched off’ moment with their family and friends.
KT’s sparkling performance will also mark the launch of WWF’s nationwide competition to find one lucky community which will be given the honour of leading the Earth Hour switch off in the UK. The winning community will win a £1,000 grant to make sure that their ‘switched off’ event goes with a bang.
WWF’s Earth Hour is a simple idea that’s become a global phenomenon, with hundreds of millions of people turning off their lights to show they want to create a brighter future for the planet. Spanning a record 135 countries in 2011, this year’s Earth Hour is set to be even bigger.
WWF’s Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses joined in. Last year hundreds of millions of people and landmarks from Big Ben and Buckingham Palace in London to the India Gate in New Delhi, and even as far as The Sydney Opera House, took part.
Westfield has supported WWF’s Earth Hour globally since it began in 2007 as one of the first organisations to sign up. In 2011, Westfield London became home to Rooftop Rainforest with Sky, bringing a taste of the Amazon rainforest to the city.