An Evening with Chris Packham
About the event
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Challenging conventional ideas about where beauty is found, what good photography and art is and what it is for. Everyone is tempted by glamour, the big, the brash and the beautiful. But Chris champions the underdog and pushes back at familiarity breeding contempt - for him humble everyday creatures are just as alluring.
He likes to 'make something out of other people’s nothing' when it comes to photography and loves the challenge of finding beauty in ugly places. And when he travels to some of the world’s wildlife hotspots he wants to see them in a new way, to put some art into his photos. At the core of all his work is conservation so expect tales from the frontline and the full-frontal truth about how we get it wrong and get it right. Funny, inspiring, irreverent and packed with information it’s not a lecture, it’s a romp through the wild mind of Chris Packham.
Chris is recognised for his outstanding work in television broadcasting including the award winning documentary ‘Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me’, raising awareness of living with autism and Asperger’s, the popular BBC Springwatch series, and ‘Chris Packham: In search of The Lost Girl’, highlighting the impact the use of palm oil by the Western world is having on our rainforests. Chris’s book “Fingers in the Sparkle Jar” was voted the UK’s favourite nature book in a 2018 poll carried out by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
An Evening with Chris Packham includes his talk, Q&A and a chance to meet Chris while he signs books.
Why not book a VIP package to make your evening really special! You’ll get priority seating, your choice of one of Chris’s books, and you’ll also jump the queue during the book signing. You’ll also get a free drink at the bar.
All profits from this talk go towards Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s work to protect and campaign for wildlife across the county.
Price£8 - £64.95
Additional booking informationPlease check the seating plan and then scroll down to book your ticket below.
Suitable forFamilies, Children, Adults
Know before you go
Accessible Entrance is located directly off the Maid Marian Way roundabout adjacent to the Royal Bank of Scotland. Access is gained via a small ramp leading to a level entrance labelled Entrance 4 above the door. An intercom is provided at the base of the ramp, where access can be requested. Once alerted a member of the Albert Hall team will open the door and are happy to assist if required.
What to bring
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Location: The Albert Hall main entrance is located on North Circus Street (One Way), opposite St Barnabas Cathedral and adjacent to the Nottingham Playhouse in the city center of Nottingham. Access is gained via large wooden double doors. Sat nav post code: NG1 5AA or NG1 5AE
Car Parking: Secure NCP Parking: Reduced day and 24hr rates are available for two nearby multi story car parks, both are within easy walking distance and visitors of the Albert Hall can park at these car parks. You will receive a ticket which can then be validated on your arrival at the Albert Hall reception. The current daily parking rate is £6.40 when reduced. NCP St James Street (NG1 6EY) NCP Mount Street (NG1 6HG)
On Street Metered Parking: All the streets surrounding the Albert Hall offer metered parking. Zone 1: 8am to 10pm (Monday to Sunday) £2.00 per hour Zone 2: 8am to 10pm (Monday to Sunday) £1.00 per hour
Train Station: The nearest train station is Nottingham Train Station and is just a 15 minute walk from the venue or a 5 minute taxi/tram journey.
Tram Network: The Albert Hall is partnered with our local tram network and offer a £2.50 park and ride return deal. The nearest Tram stop is ‘Royal Centre’ just a short walk to The Albert Hall. NET operates 7 park and ride sites across the City. The nearest park and ride, 7 minutes to the city is The Forest (NG7 6AQ). For other Park & Ride sites visit thetram.net
Attendees must fill in the left hand side of ticket (click the button below to download) before travelling and remember to purchase an event ticket from the machines located at the tram stops.
Failing to have both of these tickets could result in a penalty fare. Should you have any issues when arriving at the ticket machine, the help point on the side will put you in direct contact with the NET customer service team.