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Flying High! A Birding Triple Bill (York Festival of Ideas)
Sat 10 June 2017, 10:00 – 12:15 BST
Families with children aged 6 to 12(ish): As part of York Festival of Ideas, put on your walking shoes, bring your binoculars if you have them and enjoy a unique birding triple bill with Anneliese Emmans Dean and RSPB Vice-President Sir John Lawton.
First, join poet and performer Anneliese Emmans Dean for a journey through the bird year in laughter, rhythm and rhyme, followed by a chance to take a look at her new book Flying High!
Next, head outside for a guided bird walk with Sir John Lawton, Vice-President of the RSPB, on the University of York’s wildlife-friendly Campus East. Over 100 different bird species have been spotted on the new campus since its transformation from sugar beet fields in 2009.
The soaring story of British birds
In stunning photos and giggly words
From Anneliese’s new bird book
Here’s your chance to take a look!
Then come along on our guided walk
Round one of the newest bird hotspots in York
Led by the RSPB V-P
How many bird species will you see?
This is an event for all the family and suitable for children from six years upwards. Sturdy footwear is advised for those joining the walk.
About the speakers
Anneliese Emmans Dean is an award-winning York poet and performer who has performed her edu-taining poetry shows in theatres, schools and festivals nationwide. Her new book Flying High! Discover the Poetry in British Birds has a foreword by Professor Sir John Lawton, who describes it as ‘a marvellous little book’.
Professor Sir John Lawton is Vice-President of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), President of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and a former Vice-President of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). The University of York’s Campus East is his regular birding patch.