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Norfolk Festival of Nature

Unfortunately, due to the current concerns around Covid-19 a number of this year’s Norfolk Festival of Nature events have been cancelled. Among the events to have been cancelled are the Saturday night panel debate, the family day in the Forum’s atrium, the writing workshop and the evening talks in Thetford. We are very sorry to have to cancel these events but hope that you will understand our wish to keep our audiences safe at this difficult time.

The Norfolk Festival of Nature partnership brings many of the top Norfolk wildlife organisations together in the heart of the city, providing free children’s activities, information, wildlife walks, talks and workshops with experts from around the county on nature in Norfolk: past, present and future. We hope to return later in the year.

Keep up to date with our news on Twitter @NFOfNature

Partners

The Norfolk Festival of Nature is a partnership that brings together many organisations who are interested in wildlife and nature, including Norfolk Wildlife Trust, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the British Trust for Ornithology, Norfolk Museums Service, the University of East Anglia, Wild Days Conservation, the Ted Ellis Trust, UEA and others.

Events

 

The Launch Weekend – General activities

Sunday 15th March, 10.00-16.00, The Atrium and The Gallery in The Forum, Norwich

Unfortunately, due to the current concerns around Covid-19 we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this event. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause. We hope to see you at a future event later in the year.

Norfolk Festival of Nature Book Club

Passionate about nature and contemporary literature? Then join us at the Norfolk Festival of Nature to read and discuss the most fresh and exciting new nature writing. At times urgent and polemical, at times personal and searching, at times playful and unconventional, nature writing is enjoying an extraordinary richness and popularity at the moment. The Book Club offers a friendly and open forum for discussion, focussed through a range of books that make us think in new ways about nature and our place in the world. All welcome.

Or contact Jos.Smith @ uea.ac.uk if you would like to join the Book Club mailing list:

Next Meeting
The next meeting will be Wednesday 25th March for the next meeting, 7-9pm in the Louis Marchesi pub, and we will be reading Mark Cocker’s Our Place.

 

Fun in the Forum for all of the family

The Norfolk Festival of Nature partnership brings many of the top Norfolk wildlife organisations together in the heart of the city, providing a day of free children’s activities in the Forum in the centre of Norwich.

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March

Launch Weekend Events

The Forum is the focus for our launch weekend events, including our annual ‘panel debate’ – this year looking at nature and wellbeing – which takes place on the Saturday evening and is a ticketed event. On the Sunday the Forum will be full of stalls, run by our various partner organisations, providing children’s activities, information and guided walks for the whole family; all welcome and no tickets required.

Read more and book tickets

 

The Festival Debate: Nature and Wellbeing

Saturday 14th March, 18.15 – 21.15, The Gallery in The Forum, Norwich To All Nature Festival Goers, We are very sorry to say that this Saturday night's Norfolk Festival of Nature launch event on Nature and Wellbeing has been cancelled. This is due to a combination of...

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Norfolk Festival of Nature in the Forum

Sunday 15th March, 10.00 – 16.00, The Atrium and The Gallery in The Forum, Norwich Unfortunately, due to the current concerns around Covid-19 we have decided to cancel this event. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause....

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True stories live: The Nature of the Beast

Sunday 15th March, Norwich Arts Centre, Doors 6.30pm for a prompt 7.30pm start. True Stories Live is a lively, moving and unpredictable event where people tell true stories about their lives inspired by a theme – in this case: The Nature of the Beast – in front of a...

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Other events – running across the county over the following weeks

This year, for the first time, our partner organisations are running a series of Norfolk Festival of Nature events across the county; these include walks, talks and a dark sky adventure.

 

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Tracking migrants across the globe.

Thursday 2nd April 2020 – CANCELLED Our summer migrants mark the changing seasons, but how much do we know about their lives and how do we find out this information? Paul Stancliffe provides some answers in this evening talk at the BTO Headquarters. During the last...

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Writing with the River

Saturday 28th March, 10.30-4pm, Blickling Hall (main reception and ticket office near the car park) Join us for a riverside walk in the Upper Bure River Valley near Blickling Hall. We will be exploring diverse readings of riverine literature along the way, some even...

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Broads Authority: Dark Sky Adventure at How Hill!

Saturday 21st March 2020, approx. 19.00-21.00, How Hill National Nature Reserve Guided night walk and activities. Experience the weird and wonderful night-time world around How Hill National Nature Reserve in the heart of the Broads; an adventure of astronomy, night...

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Discover RSPB Titchwell Marsh

Monday 16th March, 10.30-1pm, RSPB Titchwell Marsh This is an ideal introduction to the landscapes and birdlife of Titchwell Marsh nature reserve. You will visit areas of the reserve that reflect the diversity of wildlife looking at seasonal species of interest as...

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Nature and Wellbeing UEA Campus Walk

Wednesday 18th March, 2-4pm Meet at the main entrance to the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts This afternoon walk will explore the Yare Valley Wildlife Trail on UEA’s campus. It will begin with a short outdoor talk by Dr Jos Smith about this year’s Norfolk Festival of...

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Cley Marshes Nature Walk and Writing Workshop

Saturday 21st March, 10.30-3.30pm, Cley Marshes Visitor Centre Unfortunately, due to the current concerns around Covid-19 we have decided to cancel this event. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause. Unfortunately this event has been...

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‘The lady of the reeds: bird photographer Emma Turner’

Wednesday 18th March 2020 – 19:00 to 21:00 at BTO, The Nunnery, Thetford, IP24 2PU Unfortunately, due to the current concerns around Covid-19 we have decided to cancel our evening talk series. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause. We hope to launch...

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Follow us on Twitter

Join us at the Norfolk Festival of Nature launch event this weekend!

Activities on our stand includes Owl pellet dissection 🦉💩
PLUS we'll have live Peregrine footage streaming from @Nrw_Cathedral.

@NFOfNature @TheForumNorwich

Pic - Chris Skipper

https://t.co/ABVACZj7QK

Norwich and nature people, and everyone else - next Saturday 14th March @NFOfNature hosts an amazing launch evening discussion with fantastic speakers including @anitasethi and @LucyMcRobert1 hosted by Norfolk writer @patrick_barkham. Tickets at:
https://t.co/EfeUU9b6w4

Tickets selling fast for this Saturday evening in Norwich: Nature and Wellbeing with Joe Harkness, Patrick Barkham, Caoimhe Twohig-Bennett, Anita Sethi and Lucy McRobert.
https://t.co/63tN2wR0h6

We're delighted to be back at the @NFOfNature again this year 🦋

We will be celebrating our wildlife with family activities, games and information on wild days out in the Broads.

Event takes place on Sunday 15 March in @TheForumNorwich

Find out more: https://t.co/ZMbgKIrPnA

Studies have shown that connecting with nature is intrinsically linked to our wellbeing.

Join in the discussion at the @NFOfNature 'Nature and wellbeing' debate with @patrick_barkham, @LucyMcRobert1, Joe Harkness and more on 14 March.

Get tickets 👉https://t.co/c63HlGsS3T

Really looking forward to discussing nature and health and wellbeing a week on Saturday. Join us! https://t.co/Oi4Et5qf5S

Norfolk Festival of Nature is very pleased to be working with @_True_Stories to bring you a True Stories Live event on 'The Nature of the Beast' on Sunday 15th March. Come tell your tales, come listen to others': https://t.co/GBmBxIOsM2

Join us to explore and debate 'Nature and Wellbeing' at this year's Norfolk Festival of Nature launch event on Saturday 14th March with Joe Harkness, Caoimhe Twohig-Bennett, Anita Sethi, Lucy McRobert and Patrick Barkham. It's going to be a great evening!

As part of Norfolk Festival of Nature this year, join @uealdc's Jos Smith and @BlicklingNT's Alison Hall for a day of walking, readings and creative writing at Blickling Hall: 'Writing with the River' (Sat 28th March) https://t.co/0JBy9S5CLV

Another great start to my morning watching this woodcock feeding at Titchwell https://t.co/ka2bUeYC8j

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