£4

The Parakeeting of London

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Stanfords

7 Mercer Walk

Covent Garden

WC2H 9FA

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description

In case you hadn’t noticed, the skies of London have been taken over by flocks of bright-green parakeets. This is a fact. And the amazing thing is nobody knows how they got here.


In The Parakeeting of London, writer Nick Hunt and photographer Tim Mitchell – self-declared gonzo ornithologists – track the progress of the parakeets from park to cemetery to riverbank, meeting Londoners from all walks of life who share their thoughts, opinions and theories on these incongruous avian invaders. Did Jimi Hendrix release them in 1968? Did they escape from a set during the filming of The African Queen? Are they anything to do with climate change? And, most importantly, are they here to stay?

Tickets £4 (redeemable against the price of The Parakeeting of London).

Includes a glass of wine/soft drink.

Nick Hunt is the author of two highly regarded travel books. Where the Wild Winds Are tells the story of four walks following Europe’s winds, and Walking the Woods and the Water recounts his 2,500-mile walk from the Hook of Holland to Istanbul in the footsteps of Patrick Leigh Fermor. He also writes fiction, and works as an editor for the Dark Mountain Project.

Tim Mitchell is a published and exhibited artist, photographer, organic food grower and teacher. In the past he has been a musician, mosaicist, art technician, pyro-technician, park keeper and bookie. In the future he hopes to be a cook and doughnut-ecologist.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Stanfords

7 Mercer Walk

Covent Garden

WC2H 9FA

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved