On the road again
At last, the diary has started filling up with real live events and real live audiences. The variety of gigs I have booked this autumn is greater than ever.
It was fantastic to be back on the road with my first talk a few days ago, a return visit to Shipley for the Airedale and Bradford RSPB Local Group. This Saturday, the start of Great Big Green Week, I travel less than a mile to contribute to Shelley Parish’s Open Day on the theme of Respecting Nature.
Coming up in October and November are an amazing variety of events up and down the country, from a pre-concert talk at the Royal Festival Hall, London, to a literary Walk and Talk in Gilbert White’s footsteps in Selborne, Hampshire. There’s a university Foundation Lecture, two bookshop appearances, a literature festival and the wonderful New Networks for Nature weekend, where I’ll be chairing a discussion on plastics in the environment as well as odd-jobbing behind the scenes. See the events page for full details, but here’s a summary:
Shelley, West Yorkshire 18 September – talk Respecting Nature
Selborne, Hampshire 4 October – Walk and Talk in Gilbert White’s Footsteps (part of the Creative Footsteps Festival)
Huddersfield 10 October – Framing Nature: conservation and culture (Huddersfield Literature Festival)
Holmfirth, West Yorkshire 30 October – talk, readings and discussion at Read.Holmfirth Field Notes with Laurence Rose and Steve Ely
Winchester, Hampshire 4 November – University Foundation Lecture Rethinking Nature, Rethinking Us
London 7 November – Philharmonia Orchestra pre-concert talk Birdsong and Music
Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire 14 November – discussion and readings at The Poetry Pharmacy
Bath, 19-21 November – New Networks for Nature details on the event website here.