18/10/2013
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Celebrities headline nature festival

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'Nature Matters in Time and Place' is set to takes place in the historic market town of Stamford in Lincolnshire, next month.

The fifth annual symposium held by New Networks for Nature at the Stamford Arts Centre, the event runs from 14-16 November 2013 (Thursday to Saturday). Running will be an art exhibition featuring contributions of some of Britain’s best wildlife artists in the gallery there from the Tuesday until the Friday.

This year the symposium has the two themes of change over time and space. Speakers and performers, artists and musicians, academics and policymakers, land managers and media professionals will reflect, together, on the diverse ways that we have engaged with Nature in the past, present and future, say the organisers. This year’s New Networks for Nature event has been organised by wildlife TV producer and Birdwatch Advisory Panellist, Stephen Moss, and environmental historian and broadcaster, Dr Rob Lambert.

An ‘In Conversation’ event starts the three-day festival, with wildlife television personalities Bill Oddie and Chris Packham. Elsewhere, nature voices from radio like Brett Westwood and Matthew Oates, historians, nature writers, poets, scientists like Nick Moran and Helen Roy and celebrated wildlife artists such as Harriet Mead and Nik Pollard will appear, alongside new voices for nature such as Birdwatch contributor Lucy McRobert.

Other sections programmed include a nature Question Time event debating key issues of the day and Nature Matters in Time and Place bringing together creative people to discuss our interactions with nature.
For tickets to the event contact Stamford Arts Centre, tel: 01780 763203, or visit www.newnetworksfornature.org.uk.
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