Gresham’s School in Holt to hold a Festival of Nature

Mark Cocker, one of the speakers at the Festival of Nature at Gresham's School in Holt.

Mark Cocker, one of the speakers at the Festival of Nature at Gresham's School in Holt. - Credit: Archant

Conservationists, art historians, poets, herbalists, artists and biologists will be joining forces to celebrate the natural world in a festival.

The 2014 Festival of Nature: Water/Land will be held between Monday February 24-Saturday March 1 at the Auden Theatre in Holt. It has been organised by Gresham's School.

Highlights will include the festival lecture, to be given by author Mark Cocker, and a week-long exhibition by landscape poet Harriet Tarlo and artist Judith Tucker.

The event is being held after the successful Festival of Nature Writing in 2011.

Expert Andy Mackay will be giving a talk entitled Picturing Nature: Great works of landscape art from the Renaissance to the present day on Tuesday February 25 between 6.30-7.30pm. Tickets cost £5.

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David North, head of people and wildlife at Norfolk Wildlife Trust will be talking about the landscape and wildlife around Cley Marshes on Tuesday February 25 between 8-9pm. Tickets cost £5.

Other events include a writing workshop on Saturday March 1 at 2pm. Tickets cost £25.

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A ticket for the whole festival costs £25. Call the box office on 01263 713444 for more information.

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