Gresham’s School launches third Norfolk Festival of Nature

Gresham School in Holt. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Gresham School in Holt. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The theme for the Festival, now in its third year, is 'Biodiversity and Farming'.

Gresham's School has announced that it will again host the annual Norfolk Festival of Nature at the Auden Theatre in Holt from June 12 to 18.

The theme for the Festival, now in its third year, is 'Biodiversity and Farming', and will feature an exciting and diverse range of high profile artists, authors and wildlife experts including naturalist and Gresham's biology teacher, Dr Ben Aldiss, writer, Malcolm Green and leading saffron grower, Dr Sally Francis.

Professor Denis Murphy, a highly respected expert on Biotechnology and advisor to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations will ask 'Is Biodiversity Incompatible with Human Progress?' during a session on Friday, June 17.

The Festival, organised by Dr Ben Aldiss is a collaboration between Gresham's School, British Trust for Ornithology, National Trust, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Wild Anglia, Wild Days Conservation, Writers' Centre Norwich, Brays Cottage Pork Pies, Norwich Castle Museum, and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

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It offers an opportunity for visitors to north Norfolk and local people to be taken on a journey to discover the beauty of our natural world from the comfort of the Auden Theatre. Don't miss the live interview broadcast from the wild plains of the Maasai Mara (Thursday, June 16).

Events are taking place throughout the week and are priced at just £6 per person. Some of the events are free of charge and do not require a ticket including one of the Festival's highlights, a film showing of Tarka the Otter, written by Henry Williamson and narrated by Peter Ustinov.

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The event closes with an interview with BAFTA award-winning film producer and director David Cobham, with Tarka the Otter.

For more information and to book tickets, please see or call the box office on 01263 713444.

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