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Sit back and relax whilst listening to our celebrity speakers talking all things wild!

Thursday 30th November

Sit back and relax whilst listening to our celebrity speakers talking all things wild!

Instead of watching the usual weekday television, why not join our captivating celebrity talks, with a wide range of themes, there is something to suit everyone’s taste! From lectures on birding to the truth behind wildlife filmmaking, learn something new whilst donating to your local nature reserve.

As always, your money will go towards supporting your local wildlife trust, sit back and enjoy, knowing your money is also greatly helping conservation!
Due to the popularity of these events, booking is essential so visit and click on the Wildlife Courses & Events category.

Friday 1st December – Idle Valley – 7:30-10pm - £18.95

Worried by the prospect of Christmas fast approaching as we enter December? Why not take a relaxing evening down to Idle Valley listening to the words of BAFTA award-winning TV producer Stephen Moss. Are you reminiscent of this year’s stunning Springwatch series? Stephen himself has worked on Springwatch as well as other programmes such as Big Cat Diary and Birding with Bill Oddie. The lecture ‘Birds Britannia’ is a must see for all enthusiastic birders, where he will take you through the reasons why the British are so obsessed with birds. Have the chance to put your own views forward, with the opportunity of a book signing.

Friday 16th February- Idle Valley- 7:30-10pm- £9.95

Interested in conservation? Find it difficult to learn relying on a dreary textbook? Listen to the controversial words of Simon Barnes, an author and journalist who has appeared in The Times. This talk will be incredibly informative regarding species protection and will make you want to make a stand and encourage you to conserve wildlife. Get involved and ask him questions in his Q&A and have the chance to get his signed book. Why not check out his blog beforehand to get a taster at

Saturday 17th February – The Pearson Centre, Beeston - 7:30-10pm- £18.95

Martin Hughes-Games returns delivering a lecture with an intriguing title ‘The Art and Artifice of Wildlife Film Making’. Ever wondered what it takes to pursue the dream of wildlife filmmaking? Why not listen to one of the best in the field – a presenter of the BBC’s popular Winterwatch, Springwatch and Autumnwatch series. Do you have strong opinions about the lengths producers go to in order to gain that perfect shot? Why not converse with Martin about it with the chance to get his signed book and learn cutting edge techniques within the field.  A wonderful opportunity to meet someone who has really seen it all!

Friday 16th March - Idle Valley - 7:30-10pm - £16.95

Do you have a keen interest in insects? How does a talk named ‘A World of Bugs’ sound? Learn first hand from George Mcgavin – not only is he an entomologist, he is an author, academic, television presenter and explorer. Learn about the work he has done with insects from around the world. You may think insects are quite small but there is a vast array of information about these wonderful animals that many of us do not realise! Have the chance to immerse yourself in the biology, conservation and their importance in the world, and talk to George personally, an evening not to be missed!

Saturday 24th March - The Pearson Centre, Beeston - 7:30-10pm -£18.95

Feeling confused about all of the recent headlines about how to eat healthy, and which ‘diet’ is better than the others? Clear the misconceptions as botanist and BBC broadcaster James Wong takes you through a scientific journey which battles through the myths surrounding ‘healthy eating’. Gain tips on how to easily make your food healthier by storing and cooking it differently, strictly no expensive equipment needed! Take what you learn from the night into your own kitchen and make dinnertime more exciting! With a chance to talk to James after the lecture, and get his book signed. It will be an incredibly insightful evening!

Don’t forget, profits support the work of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Book now at and click on the Wildlife Courses & Events category. Some events have premium seating options with benefits such as soft seating and an exclusive voucher for 10% at the Idle Valley café and shop!

We look forward to seeing you there!

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