This April, Dorset Wildlife Trust will be whisking locals away to tropical climates and exotic waters, as James Brickell, Producer and Director of BBC’s ‘The Great Barrier Reef’ will be hosting a talk on the world’s most famous reef.
A fantastic opportunity
The talk will be taking place at The Digby Memorial Hall in Sherborne. Last year Sherborne was also the location for Dorset Wildlife Trust’s sell-out talk by Simon King. This year Dorset Wildlife Trust’s local Sherborne group have invited the Producer and Director of the popular BBC Series ‘The Great Barrier Reef’, James Brickell, to talk about this fabulous series. James has a passion for wild animals and has in the past directed some of the most highly regarded TV presenters in wildlife filming.
Despite spending a great deal of time in close proximity to a wide range of dangerous animals including polar bears, lions, cheetahs and crocodiles, James has so far escaped largely unscathed with only a small piranha bite. James Brickell's TV filming credits include the Really Wild Show, Wildlife on One, Big Cat Diary and the ground-breaking, highly acclaimed series with Sir David Attenborough: Life in Cold Blood.
Fiona Sansom, Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Supporter Development Manager said “Dorset is a coastal county, and many people here are passionate about marine life and marine conservation issues. To have someone like James Brickell come and present a talk on his series is a fantastic opportunity for nature lovers to learn about habitats and wildlife from the other side of the globe, whether their passions are marine or terrestrial. It is sure to be a great evening and with tickets limited to 200, I would strongly recommend early booking”
’The Great Barrier Reef, an evening with James Brickell’ will be hosted by Dorset Wildlife Trust at The Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne on Wednesday 18th April at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 and available from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre. Please call 01935 815341 for more information or to book tickets. Funds raised from this event will be used to protect wildlife across the county.
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For more information please contact Fiona Sansom 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.
Diving beneath the waves. Photo courtsey of the BBC
The Great Barrier Reef. Photo courtesy of the BBC