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Matthew Oates, Mary Colwell and Brett Westwood – on stage together!!!


In a one-off discussion at Birmingham Literature Festival: launching Fair Acre Press’ BEYOND SPRING – Wanderings through Nature – by Matthew Oates

Expect a lively, controversial, and fascinating debate by three of the country’s leading naturalists, and nature-writers. Come armed with questions, or sit back and enjoy!

Three nature-specialists discuss the question no one thought would ever need to be asked…

Matthew Oates: Times’ Nature columnist, the National Trust’s National Specialist on Nature, Purple Emperor butterfly expert, radio and TV broadcaster; Matthew’s new book Beyond Spring: Wanderings through Nature (Fair Acre Press) is launched at the festival – a unique book for the winter months.

Mary Colwell: award winning TV, radio, internet producer – including Natural Histories, Shared Planet and Saving Species; author of John Muir: The Scotsman Who Saved America’s Wild Places; she recently walked the width of Britain to highlight the plight of the Curlew; The Curlew Walk – 500 miles for the new moon bird is out in 2018.

Brett Westwood: award-winning producer, naturalist, presenter – including Natural Histories, Tweet of the Day, Brett Westwood’s Diaries; consultant, and Red Button presenter for Springwatch and Autumnwatch; co-author with Stephen Moss – including Wonderland.

Monday 9th October 2017 6pm – 7:15pm £8    Library of Birmingham –   close to New Street Station

Tickets and other Birmingham Festival details here

I am so excited about this – they are all such lovely, well informed, passionate people. Please do come. Please do let your friends know.

This event is truly a one-off. It is NOT available at any other festival or venue!!!

See you there?

Nadia x


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