THINK In Kingston will take over venues across the town centre for a month, giving people the chance to get involved in free thought-provoking debates, community events and innovative arts projects.
Events include Seedy Saturday, organised by Transition Town Kingston, where participants will be invited to swap seeds and ideas to help inspire a more sustainable way of life.
Kingston Philosophy Cafe, at the Rose Theatre, will turn its attention to life after consumerism in the age of climate change, while Caspar Memille, author of Taking Offence, will debate the many issues surrounding freedom of expression, in an event organised by the South West Humanist Society.
Kingston University's Sustainability Hub will host Dr Ros Taylor, who regularly contributes to BBC Radio 4's Home Planet programme.
In two debates she will discuss whether there is a global water crisis and, if there is, what are the implications for our lifestyle, diet and society in general?
Dr Taylor will also examine carbon offsetting and whether it is really possible for us to buy our way out of climate change.
Kingston Peace Council will consider whether nuclear power is the answer to low-carbon energy.
Arts will also feature prominently in the programme. Rhythm and Muse, a platform for new, up-and-coming and established musicians and poets, will make its debut in the studio at the Rose.
Kingston Adult Education and Kingston Philosophy Cafe will present a dramatisation of the literary classic The Diary of a Nobody, by George and Weedon Grossmith, and The Toilet Gallery will host a multimedia exhibition to celebrate their campaign to rename the street the gallery is in Nipper Alley - after one of Kingston's most famous former residents, Nipper, the His Master's Voice (HMV) dog.
Most of the events are free but it is advisable to book to ensure a place. To book and view the full programme of events visit www.kingston.gov.uk/think-in-kingston or pick up a copy at local libraries, the visitor information centre, Rose Theatre or the Guildhall.