Lena Šimic with Neal & Sid Anderson

Lena Šimić, born in 1974, is a mother of four boys and a transnational citizen, born a Yugoslav, now both Croatian and British. Lena identifies as an artist/activist, part of the Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home, Family Activist Network, and Artists4Corbyn collectives. Her current research interests include maternal performance, environmental theatre, and active engagement in mainstream politics in the UK. Lena is a Reader in Drama at Edge Hill University. 

Neal Anderson, born in 2000 in Liverpool, has been a part of the anti-globalization social movement since 2001. Since 2009, Neal has attended climate change protests, starting with COP15, through Climate Camps and Occupy Movement, to Time to Act and COP21. His most recent engagement is with Climate Change School Strikes. He is a student at the Blue Coat School in Liverpool doing A level in History, English Literature, and Mathematics. He enjoys hip hop and walking his dog Tesla.

Sid Anderson, born in 2007, started protesting in 2009 against the G20 Summit and the financial crisis. Sid has attended Climate Camps and slow-travelled across Europe for artist residencies, part of the Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home. Sid is a member of Family Activist Network and has attended both COP15 and COP21 summit protests against climate change. Sid is a dancer and an actor, currently rehearsing Little Shop of Horrors