What’s On

Apr
16
Thu
Britain’s Ancient Forest, Legacy and Lore POSTPONED @ Nature in Art
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

WE ARE VERY SORRY THAT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THIS TALK HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. WE WILL PUBLISH THE NEW DATE AS SOON AS IT IS AVAILABLE

An illustrated talk by Julian Hight
Come on a tour of Britain’s ancient forest told through its surviving ancient trees. From the wildwood, through working woodlands and royal forests, enclosed deer parks and landscaped manorial estates to modern plantation forestry and rewilding, this talk recounts the little told tale of an evolving landscape shaped by its wildlife, people and their relationship with trees – many of which survive as living links to Britain’s rich and ancient history. As well as being an ancient tree specialist and nature lover, Julian Hight is a designer, photographer and musician, so his talk will also feature original music written and recorded by him reflecting seasons in the forest, with forest sounds recorded through the year weaved in to produce a unique forest soundtrack.Copies of Julian’s latest book ‘Britain’s Ancient Forest, legacy and lore’, will be available on the night.Free access to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition 7.00pm – 7.30pm. Buffet at 7.30pm. Talk starts c8.10pm. PLEASE CALL US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TICKET. 01452 731422

May
5
Tue
From Harm to Harmony POSTPONED
May 5 @ 7:00 pm

WE ARE VERY SORRY THAT DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THIS TALK HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED. WE WILL PUBLISH THE NEW DATE AS SOON AS IT IS AVAILABLE

An illustrated talk by Jozette Khimba
The world is in climate and ecological crisis, not least because of what has become known as ecocide (large-scale systematic destruction of the natural living world) which is legally permitted. Current regulations simply do not stop the harm. The co-founder of StopEcocide, PollyHiggins, believed that the most effective way to see this trend reversed is to make ecocide an international crime, a proposal she presented to the UN Law Commission in 2010. Polly, an eminent lawyer who sadly died last Easter Sunday, spent the last decade making the word ‘ecocide’ globally understood by giving talks, advising governments and making documentaries. Along the way she inspired thousands, from parliamentarians to ecologists and from lawyers to artists. Her vision lives on and has more momentum than ever. Come and hear about this radical and innovative approach which could do for all life on earth what the criminalisation of genocide has done for vulnerable minorities: provide protection where none existed before.This talk complements our exhibition ‘Hit List’ that focuses on the theme of extinction. Galleries open 7.00pm – 7.30pm. Buffet at 7.30pm followed by talk. PLEASE BOOK YOUR TICKET IN ADVANCE.

May
23
Sat
Frontline Conservation – Sketching a Future for Endangered Species @ Nature in Art
May 23 @ 7:00 pm

An illustrated talk by Robert Ferguson, co-founder & trustee of Explorers Against Extinction

On average, one elephant is poached in the wild every 26-minutes.  This is the shocking statistic at the heart of Explorers Against Extinction, a conservation charity committed to raising awareness about threats to world wildlife and wild spaces while also raising significant funds to safeguard them.   The charity’s innovative Sketch for Survival art initiative has funded frontline projects from Zimbabwe to Sumatra.  Join Trustee Robert Ferguson as he explores how art inspires positive action and offers first-hand insight from the frontline of conservation,  including the deployment of anti-poaching dogs and the evolving role of technology.

This event is in association with the Wildlife Art Society whose exhibition is on display May 23rd – 31st. Doors open at 7pm to view this exhibition (and the museum galleries)

Ticket price includes finger buffet at 7.30pm followed by the talk. Part of the proceeds in aid of Explorers against Extinction. PLEASE CALL US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A TICKET. 01452 731422

Aug
14
Fri
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – IK Productions Outdoor Theatre @ Nature in Art
Aug 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

Following the success of The Sword in the Stone and The Three Musketeers, IKP return with another “bonkers” theatre adventure in Summer 2020 with a brand new comedy adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Join Dorothy, the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they encounter munchkins, witches, winged monkeys, enchanted slippers and a Wonderful Wizard! Expect the unexpected in this comedy for all the family, featuring physical humour, fast-paced multi-roling and plenty of laughs for all ages.

Performance is outside
There is no seating provided, so please bring something to sit on. This production is designed to be performed in the open-air and will continue in all safe weathers.