Helena Paul is a published poet and writer, performer and musician (cello and trumpet), global activist and people’s rights campaigner. She co-founded Burnt Bridges, a radical and trail blazing women’s theatre company 1982-87. Devised shows includedDeals (about the financial markets), Cargo, Ghost Story, Special Powers and The Bernoulli Effect. Other theatre credits include: Triple Action, Lumiere and Son, Open Space, Grand Union, Dukes Playhouse Lancaster. Since Burnt Bridges days, she has worked on: the protection of tropical forests and Indigenous Peoples’ land rights in Brazil and Colombia, oil extraction in the tropics, biological diversity and agricultural biodiversity, food sovereignty, GM crops, patents on life, biofuels, climate change, geoengineering, and corporate power. Active at UN climate meetings between 2007-2012, attending Convention on Biological Diversity meetings since 2006. Co-wrote Hungry Corporations, published by Zed Books in 2003. She brings her poetry and years of experience to this project.