World-renowned film maker Hugh Miles gives a glimpse into his life behind the lens with a talk and film event to raise funds for Dorset Wildlife Trust’s River Allen Project this spring.
The cinematographer and wildlife enthusiast brings his multiple award-winning Puma Lion of the Andes as well as Liquid Gold, his new film about his beloved River Allen to Wimborne to support conservation work and raise awareness of the plight of our rivers.
Simon King's Mentor!
Hugh, mentor of Simon King and acclaimed worldwide for a host of award-winning films, including Life in the Freezer, Tiger and Springwatch, said: “Now I’m more sensible than to spend my life flying around the world in crowded planes to challenge tigers and polar bears, I’m determined to face a far more dangerous creature us humans! Our rivers face ever greater threats as our climate becomes more extreme and human populations increase and drink our rivers dry, so my focus now is to try to support the Dorset Wildlife Trust. The River Allen is one of the finest rivers in England, home to an impressive diversity of wildlife and the valuable work being carried out by DWT to enhance this important chalk stream needs all the support we can muster. So I’ll be delighted if a fund raising film show contributes to the future health of the river.”.
About the films
Set in the ice and wind of the Andes Mountains in Patagonia, Puma Lion of the Andes is the story of Hugh’s quest to win the trust of just one big cat and show how she survives in this harsh but beautiful wilderness. Liquid Gold is a short film made especially by Hugh to help promote DWT’s conservation work on Dorset’s rivers and especially east Dorset’s River Allen, which runs through Wimborne. The River Allen Project aims to restore and protect one of England’s most important chalk streams by restoring natural features, improving water flow and providing cleaner gravels for the benefit of its vulnerable wildlife including insects, fish, birds and mammals.
The Hugh Miles Film and Talk event is on Friday 3rd May at Wimborne’s Allendale Centre. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children, in aid of Dorset Wildlife Trust’s River Allen Project. Doors open at 7 pm for 7.30 pm.
How to book
You can book securely online here or ring 01305 264620 and book by telephone.
Notes to Editor
For more information please contact Nicky Hoar at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.
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Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 25,000 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.