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Richard Mabey – in Conversation with Martha Kearney

Venue: The Corn Hall
For five decades Richard Mabey has been a pioneering voice in modern nature writing. From the rediscovery of foraging that led to Food for Free, through his groundbreaking expeditions in the “edgelands” in the 1970s, to his reflections on the musicality of bird-song, he has consistently explored new ways of thinking about nature and its relation to our lives.
 
Exactly twenty years ago he moved to the Waveney Valley. In conversation with Martha Kearney he reflects on the many changes to the local countryside he has witnessed in that time, and on the challenges of writing about nature during a time of ecological crisis. 
 
Martha Kearney is one of Britain’s most acknowledged political journalists. She is a regular BBC Radio 4 Today presenter, has previously presented The World at One and Woman’s Hour for BBC Radio 4 as well as presenting the television arts programme, Newsnight Review. 

Martha’s keen interest in the natural world has led her to make several TV series about bees and one about the Painted Lady Butterfly.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions from the floor and to buy and have books signed afterward. 
 
Approx 1hr 15mins
 
Photo credits:
Richard Mabey - The Telegraph
Martha Kearney - Archant
 
 
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