The Earth Sprite Puppet Show featuring Treebeard, Elsa, Faraday and a puppet Mayor will be at the Godalming Green Gala, Saturday 13th August.

After the show join us in the What Next Lounge for a post-show cuppa and find out more about what you can do to help the environment.

Welcome to What Next?

We look forward to meeting you at one of our events soon. Use the tabs above, or click right, to explore our Programmes, Workshops, Regular Activities and Other Events. We also have links to tools and data concerning the Present and Future of the Climate and Ecological Emergency, other Resources and details of how to Get Involved with What Next? Click here for a calendar of events.

News and Information

Recent Reports concerning the Climate and Ecological Emergency

We are delighted to have been selected as Mayor’s Charity for 2022/23 by the incoming Mayor of Godalming, Councillor Shirley Faraday.

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant by Godalming Town Council from their Carbon Reduction and Biodiversity Fund for our Planetarian Food Project.

The What Next Centre will open again for scheduled events and for drop-ins every Wednesday afternoon, 2:00pm to 5:00pm, from 14th September.

What Next General Meeting , Monday 31st October, 7:30pm at the What Next Centre and on Zoom.

The next Repair Cafe Godalming will be on Saturday 27th August, 10:00am to 12:00pm in the Oglethorpe Room, at the Wilfrid Noyce Centre.

Farnham Eco-Cinema, 8:00pm, Tuesday 26th April, Farnham Pottery: And in the Soil, There be Mirrors (Hollie Miller & Sam Williams), Equinox (Mary Branson) and The Morning Cometh (Abdulaziz Lamium, Tamara Lenz & Jacob Dixon).

Join us in The What Next Lounge.

The What Next lounge will be a regular feature in and around Godalming throughout 2022. Join us for a chat, a cuppa, some entertainment or some information. Next appearence:

Saturday 13th August

Featuring the What Next Eco-theatre Puppet Show.

Find other dates for the What Next Lounge.

Review our analysis of the UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy.

The Guardian’s report on ‘How climate breakdown is supercharging toll of extreme weather’ is sobering, but necessary reading.

In the WEF’s Global Risks Report, the top five risks over the next 5-10 year period are ALL related to the Climate and Ecological Emergency:

  • Climate Action Failure
  • Extreme Weather
  • Biodiversity Loss
  • Natural Resources Crises
  • Human Environmetal Damage

Updated, 30th March 2022

CONGRATULATIONS to all the Earthshot Prize Winners.

We will be following your progress with interest over the next decade.

What Next?

We are in a climate and ecological emergency. We need to work together to minimise further change and adapt to the consequences of the change we have already experienced. We need to take action on a Local as well as Global scale. At What Next? our goal is to support local communities across Waverley Borough in mitigating, preparing and adapting to the impact of climate change and ecological damage. We aim to provide: information, support, advice, guidance and action through actvities, events, workshops and installations in our centre. Equally important, we aim to provide: entertainment, joy, opportunities for creativity, music, fun, connection and, most all, hope for the future.

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Programme and Events

All our programmes, workshops and other events are FREE to members of the general public. However, we would be grateful for any donations to support our running costs.


We want to help people understand and be informed about the Climate and Ecological Emergency.

Our Centres

In Godalming, we are based in the What Next Climate Emergency Centre, 11 Wharf Street, Godalming, GU7 1NN, where we run our programmes, workshops and other events.

In Farnham, we have yet to find a venue, but we will be bringing our activities to the people of Farnham in other ways.

In Haslemere, we hope to run our activities in collaboration with our friends and colleagues in the town.

In Cranleigh, we hope to run our activities in collaboration with our friends and colleagues in the village.

What Next is part of the CEC UK Network.