The Festival: 3rd - 9th November 2019 | Tickets: 01308 424901|bridport.tic@bridport-tc.gov.uk

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  • Many have remarked on the poetic names of our butterflies and moths.  Their beauty fires our imagination. Some are named after human occupations – emperors, footmen, rustics – and still more named after animals – tigers, hawks, goats. There are species named after jewels, musical instrument, fabrics,  heraldry.  Some names are baffling. Scientific names too contain many allusions. Peter Marren has writen widely on the natural world and this beautifully illustrated book is put together with insight and wit.

    When: Tuesday 5th November 2019 @ 10.00 am
    Where: The Bull Ballroom, 34 East St, Bridport, DT6 3LF
  • Through fascinating encounters with the bird kingdom and the rich cast of characters responsible for coming up with their names Stephen Moss, the naturalist and broadcaster, gives an  entertaining  illustrated talk about his new book: Mrs. Moreau’s Warbler. A treasure trove of folk history, tracing the tracks of bird life. A must for any bookshelf

    The Kenneth Allsop Memorial Talk - Kenneth Allsop, was a broadcaster, writer and champion of conservation who lived near Bridport until his death in 1973.

    When: Thursday 7th November 2019 @ 10.00 pm
    Where: The Bull Ballroom, 34 South St, Bridport, DT6 3LF
    Sponsor: Anon
  • Isabella Tree tells the story of the ‘Knepp Experiment’, a pioneering re-wilding project in West Sussex, using free-roaming grazing animals to create new habitats for wildlife.  Part enthralling memoir, part fascinating account of the ecology of our countryside, Wilding is considered to be one the landmark ecological books of the decade. Forced to accept that intensive farming at Knepp was economically unsustainable, Isabella and her husband made a spectacular leap of faith, deciding to let nature take over.  Free-roaming animals over 3,500 acres has seen huge increases in wildlife numbers over a decade.

    When: Saturday 9th November 2019 @ 11.30 am
    Where: Electric Palace, 35 South St, Bridport, DT6 3NY
    Sponsor: Georgia Langton | John and Ros Senior