Charity moves unique celebrity lecture series to new city centre venue as new season kicks off by welcoming adventurer and wildlife presenter Steve Backshall

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has announced that its unique celebrity lecture season, which features high profile experts from the worlds of wildlife conservation, history, anthropology and gardening is moving to the Albert Hall in Nottingham City Centre.

The lecture series, originally launched at the charity’s Idle Valley Nature Reserve near Retford, has featured much loved figures including Springwatch presenters Michaela Strachan and Simon King; anthropologist Dr Alice Roberts and Nottingham’s own historian Lucy Worsley.

Steve Backshall

Over the past three years it has built up a regular following at The Pearson Centre in Beeston, but the Wildlife Trust felt that the programme needed a more central venue to make the events more accessible to a wider audience.

The new season will kick off at The Albert Hall on Sunday October 20th when the charity will welcome explorer and wildlife expert Steve Backshall. Tickets for ‘An Evening with Steve Backshall. Expedition: Voyages and Undiscovered Places’ are now on sale via the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust website.

The event is well timed for Steve to reflect on the amazing recent journeys covered in his latest TV series; ‘Expedition with Steve Backshall’. Currently airing on Dave Channel, this 10-part adventure follows Steve as he undertakes challenges never completed before with trips to the Himalayas, unexplored jungle in South America and mountain deserts in the Middle East and the fjords of Greenland.

Speaking about the new programme Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Ed Tripp said:

“The programme has been growing for some time and we’ve been delighted with the support we’ve had in Beeston but as the aim is to generate funds for the Trust’s conservation work we were keen to move to a bigger more central venue and we’re delighted to be teaming up with the Albert Hall. We hope our regulars will hop on a tram into the City and we look forward to welcoming a new audience too.”

The wildlife charity, which cares for almost 1500 hectares of wildlife habitat including the popular Attenborough Nature Reserve, is also delighted that the new venue means that they can be even more ambitious with the choice of guest.

Ed continued: “We’ve always been ambitious with our programming and we have created a unique series of events bringing together experts from a range of fields to deliver entertaining and inspiring talks. We’re delighted that we can build on this at the prestigious Albert Hall and we’re very excited to be welcoming Steve Backshall as our first speaker in our new venue. His passion for exploring the natural world is unmatched and we’re sure that many families who’ve also enjoyed his Deadly 60 shows will also come along.”


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