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The ability of wild words to help people reconnect with nature

Monday 6th November

The ability of wild words to help people reconnect with nature

Wildlife Trust’s Vice President to host event at popular nature reserve exploring the ability of wild words to help people reconnect with nature

One of the UK’s most popular nature reserves, Attenborough, will be the venue for a special event exploring the power of language and nature writing to help reconnect people with nature and landscape in local environments. The free event, which take place at Attenborough Nature Centre, Barton Lane, Nottingham between 10am and 3pm on Saturday November 18th, will form part of the nationwide ‘Being Human’ which highlights ways in which the Arts & Humanities can inspire and enrich our everyday lives and help us understand the challenges we face in a changing world. The theme for this year’s Being Human festival is ‘Lost & Found’.

The Attenborough event, a collaboration between Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and The University of Nottingham, will explore our lost connections with nature in modern Britain, question why we are so disconnected, and seek to find remedies to reinvigorate our links with the natural world. The event is hosted by Dr Rob Lambert, who was appointed Vice President of the Trust earlier this year, cementing a 50 year old relationship between the two institutions.

Through a mix of workshops, interactive sessions, storytelling and discussion the event will examine the value of ‘wild words’, writing and language framed in a wild setting, helping participants to unlock and share the power of language to reconnect minds and bodies with an accessible nature that is all around us.

Speaking about the event Dr Lambert said:  “Wild words, whether in the form of poetry, literature or spoken language have the power to inspire an emotional and enduring connection with the natural world, especially in local places, so-called landscapes of home that we cherish and rally to protect. We hope that by delving into the powerful relationships between language and environment, and seeking to understand them, we can help participants view their surroundings from different perspectives”.

The day will begin with a drop in family friendly creative writing activity between 10am and 12pm which will be followed by a discussion chaired by Dr Lambert starting at noon. The final session of the day will be a nature writing workshop for adults 16 and over which starts at 1.30pm.

Both the afternoon sessions must be booked in advance (all sessions are free) To book the panel discussion click here. To book the creative writing session please click here.

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