Steve Backshall, Liz Bonnin and Chris Packham kick off an exciting new live series to explore the health of our oceans and its wildlife, broadcasting thousands of miles from across the planet to find out how marine life is coping in the face of increasing environmental pressure.
Over in the Bahamas, Steve will be in shark heaven as he drops anchor to take the plunge live with some enormous ocean predators. An encounter with the impressive tigershark offers some clues to the success of their species.
On the fragile Great Barrier Reef, Liz sets up base at a research station where state-of-the-art coral experiments try to find solutions to ensure the Reef’s survival in the face of environmental threats. This is a prime moment to meet the colourful characters that live on the delicate coral and the perfect time to follow the trials and tribulations of new-born turtles living on the island.
Steve Backshall has been announced as the Patron for the Community Conservation Fund - Africa.
The CCFA acknowledges the key role played by rural communities and plans to establish a forum that serves as a platform for communities to participate and contribute directly to the discourse on development and biodiversity conservation.
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR THE SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT DINOSAURS...?! WITH DR BEN GARROD 2019 THEATRE TOUR
So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs is the hit stage show starring dinosaur aficionado Dr Ben Garrod. Get ready to go on an exciting pre-historic adventure as Ben explores the biggest, deadliest and weirdest predators that ever roamed the planet. Yes dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex, Allosaurus and Spinosaurus would have walked or swam right where you are now!
Pitting the knowledge of unwitting adults against their all-knowing kids, Dr Ben presents an interactive, educational and highly entertaining showusing film footage from the BBC's 'Planet Dinosaur’. So come and test your knowledge against Dr Ben in this hit live interactive show - Now bigger and better than ever.
Apr 3rd Dunoon, Queens Hall 01369 800500 TICKETS AVAILABLE BY PHONE OR AT BOX OFFICE
Apr 4th Oban, Corran Halls 01631 567333 TICKETS AVAILABLE BY PHONE OR AT BOX OFFICE
Apr 7th Shetland, Mareel 01595 745500 GET TICKETS HERE
Apr 9th Dorking Halls 01306 881717 GET TICKETS HERE
Apr 10th Chipping Norton, Chipping Norton Theatre 01608 642350 GET TICKETS HERE
Apr 15th Bristol, 1532 Performing Arts Centre (Bristol Grammar School) 0117 2591532 GET TICKETS HERE
Apr 16th Worcester, Huntingdon Hall 01905 611427 GET TICKETS HERE
Apr 20th Bray, Mermaid Arts Centre +353 1 272 4030 GET TICKETS HERE
Apr 22nd Dublin Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire +353 1 231 2929 GET TICKETS HERE
Apr 27th Musselburgh, The Brunton 0131 665 2240 GET TICKETS HERE
Apr 28th Cork, Everyman Theatre +353 21 450 1673 GET TICKETS HERE
May 4th Bury, The Met 0161 761 2216 GET TICKETS HERE
May 5th Liverpool, Epstein Theatre 0844 888 4411 GET TICKETS HERE
May 11th Abingdon, Amey Theatre 01235 849063 GET TICKETS HERE
May 12th Bury St Edmunds, The Apex 01284 758000 GET TICKETS HERE
Aug 18th Keswick, Theatre by the Lake 017687 74411 GET TICKETS HERE
“It was a thoroughly enjoyable and captivating two hours and my son and his friend were completely hooked throughout and I would urge anyone to catch the show next time around.” Weston Mercury
'I would highly recommend this show to anyone with a small person that loves dinosaurs!’ Families Online
'Who knew learning over Half Term would be so fun!' North East Family Fun
* Ages 5+ recommended.
STEVE BACKSHALL IS RETURNING TO AUSTRALIA WITH HIS DEADLIEST SHOW EVER.
However this time there is big difference … this summer Steve will appear live on stage with some of Australia’s deadliest animals!
Join Steve as he shares the wildest Deadly footage from his times in Australia … being lowered from a helicopter to dangle into a crocodile’s nest, or hand catching the world’s most venomous octopus just off Sydney Harbour. Plus there will be loads of audience participation and lots of on stage fun!
The winners of the 2018 Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI) Awards were announced this week at an awards ceremony in the Mansion House, Dublin.
The SEI Awardees for 2018 are tackling a wide variety of problems through their innovative projects including Change by Degrees (Dr Tara Shine and Madeline Murray). Change by Degrees is creating a movement for convenient sustainability. Today’s throwaway culture is depleting the earth’s resources and polluting the environment, negatively affecting people’s health and wellbeing while compromising businesses’ performance and profitability. Change by Degrees provides information, solutions and advice tailored to the needs of different stakeholders in the community to enable them to make positive changes, one degree at a time.
This year, in a one-off special event, Autumnwatch is to broadcast live from the heart of one of the greatest autumnal spectacles on earth - the American Fall.
Steve Backshall takes on one of the most notorious mountain climbs in the world, the north face of the Eiger in Switzerland.
Steve knows it’s the team around him who will make all the difference as he sets out to realise his boyhood dream. Steve’s wife, double Olympic rowing champion Helen Glover, puts him through his paces as he strives to reach peak fitness in the months leading up to the challenge. Whilst one of Britain's greatest climbers, Leo Houlding, partners Steve as they train on Gogarth Cliffs in North Wales.
But Steve must be ready mentally as well as physically if he is to achieve his dream of reaching the summit of the Eiger.
After months of gruelling physical and mental training in the UK and Swiss Alps, Steve and his elite climbing team are ready to climb the mountain dubbed ‘The Ogre’. But they quickly discover that the vertical mile of treacherous rock isn’t the only challenge. Faced with brittle ice-covered cliffs, blinding blizzards and deep biting cold sweeping in with the Beast from the East, Steve finds himself pushed to the very edge of his ability. As a monster storm front moves in, heart-breaking decisions must be made in a race against time to save the expedition.
For the last decade, a team of frontline medics has been fighting to save Borneo's critically endangered orangutans. Armed with cameras, International Animal Rescue has documented their struggle: pulling apesfrom devastated jungle, giving emergency medical care, rehabilitating and releasing the healthiest orangutans back into the wild. This is both the story of their life-saving work and of how one of our closest wild relatives has been pushed to the brink of extinction.
Combining genuine rescue footage with contributions from experts throughout, this documentary looks toward the future and asks what hope remains to save the orangutan.
Starting Sunday 13th May on RTÉ One at 6:30pm, ‘A Wild Irish Year’ with Dr Tara Shine is a captivating new four-part series bringing us all across the country from our wild coasts, mountains and woodlands to farms, towns and cities. Increasingly we are retreating indoors and out of touch with the fabric of the land that sustains us. We sit in awe watching films detailing the wonders of the natural world, but as a nation often seem reluctant to get out and explore it for ourselves. Revealing the deep bonds our ancestors once had with the year’s natural cycles, this new series is a clarion call for people to renew connections with the stunning island we call home and the wildlife we share it with.