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Wilderland Film Festival - UK and Ireland theatre tour Autumn 2019 dates announcement!

Wilderland is a brand new film festival bringing important, breathtaking stories from the natural world to the big screen, made by independent filmmakers from around the globe.   

 These ground-breaking short films will offer audiences unparalleled insight into some of the world’s most incredible wildlife, from snow leopards to orangutans to humpback whales.

Oct 5 Tonbridge, EM Forster Theatre 01732 304241 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 8 Manchester, Waterside Arts Centre 0161 912 5616 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 9 Hereford, The Courtyard 01432 340555 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 10 Cardiff, Chapter Arts Centre 029 2030 4400 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 12 Cirencester, Sundial Theatre 01285 654228 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 13 Abingdon, Amey Theatre 01235 849063 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 14 Sheffield, Student Union (Nelson Mandela Auditorium) 0114 2228777 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 15 Crewe, Lyceum Theatre 01270 368 242 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 16 Bray, Mermaid Arts Centre +353 1 272 4030 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 17 Cork, Everyman Theatre +353 21 450 1673 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 19 Corby, The Core 01536 470470 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 20 Norwich, The Enterprise Centre at UEA GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 21 Dorking, Dorking Halls 01306 881717 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 22 Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn 01743 281281 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 23 Penrith, Rheghed Centre 01768 868000 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 30 Teignmouth, Pavilions 01626 249049 GET TICKETS HERE

Nov 6 Salisbury, Arts Centre 01722 320 333 GET TICKETS HERE

Nov 7 Bridgwater, McMillan Theatre 01278 556677 GET TICKETS HERE

Nov 11 Liverpool, Epstein Theatre 0844 888 4411 GET TICKETS HERE

Nov 12 Morecambe, The Platform 01524 582803 GET TICKETS HERE

Nov 17 Stirling, Macrobert Arts Centre 01786 466666 GET TICKETS HERE

Nov 18 Inverness, Eden Court 01463 234234 GET TICKETS HERE

Nov 19 Shetland, Mareel Arts Centre 01595 745 500 GET TICKETS HERE

Nov 20 Banchory, The Barn 01330 825431 GET TICKETS HERE

Nov 21 Peebles, Eastgate Theatre 01721 725 777 GET TICKETS HERE

Nov 22 Musselburgh, Brunton Theatre 0131 665 2240 GET TICKETS HERE

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Rachel Barke rachel@josarsby.com

Living a Wildlife with Colin Stafford-Johnson UK tour 2018

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Irish wildlife cameraman and television presenter Colin Stafford-Johnson is one of the world’s most acclaimed and internationally awarded filmmakers. Throughout his legendary career, Colin has won countless awards from wildlife festivals and events around the world. He's lived first hand with tigers for many years in India, filmed some of the most renowned natural history sequences in his homeland of Ireland and now for the first time will be sharing his hair-raising stories with UK theatre audiences this autumn. 

Illustrated with his own stunning film footage and photography, the talk promises unique natural history stories and special wildlife encounters in what promises to be a spell binding evening.  

* Show suitable for all ages.  

Sep 27th Bray, Mermaid Arts Centre +353 1 272 4030 GET TICKETS HERE

Sep 28th Dublin, Axis Ballymun +353 1 883 2100 GET TICKETS HERE 

Sep 29th Liverpool, Irish Centre - 0151 263 1808  GET TICKETS HERE 

Sep 30th Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn, Walker Theatre – 01743 281281 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 2nd Morecambe, Platform Theatre - 01524 582803 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 3rd Darwen, Library Theatre 0844 847 1664 GET TICKETS HERE 

Oct 5th Manchester, Waterside Arts Centre 0161 912 5616 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 7th Kings Lynn, Arts Centre - 01553 764864 GET TICKETS HERE 

Oct 8th Twickenham, Exchange 0208 240 2399 GET TICKETS HERE 

Oct 9th Swindon, Arts Centre - 01793 524 481 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 11th London, Irish Centre, 020 7916 2222 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 12th Haywards Heath, Clair Hall - 01444 455440 GET TICKETS HERE 

 

Oct 14th Yeovil, Octagon Theatre - 01935 422884 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 15th Bristol, 1532 Theatre - 0117 259 1532 GET TICKETS HERE 

Oct 16th Bridgwater, McMillan Theatre - 01278 556677 GET TICKETS HERE 

Oct 17th Teignmouth, Pavilions - 01626 249049 GET TICKETS HERE 

Oct 18th Exeter, Corn Exchange - 01392 665 938 GET TICKETS HERE 

Oct 19th Frome, Cheese and Grain - 01373 455 420 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 21st Guildford, Electric Theatre 01483 501 200 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 22nd Isle of Wight, Medina Theatre 01983 823884 GET TICKETS HERE  

Doug Allan: Wild Images, Wild Life - Scottish Theatre Tour 2018

'Wildlife cameramen don’t come much more special than Doug Allan’ -   Sir David Attenborough

'Wildlife cameramen don’t come much more special than Doug Allan’ - Sir David Attenborough

Join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman Doug Allan for an evening of behind the scenes stories for all the family, with highlights from the most challenging assignments of his 35 years filming wildlife in the remotest places on Earth. 

Oct 6th Fife, Rothes Halls Theatre - 01592 611101 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 7th Langholm, The Buccleuch Centre - 013873 81196 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 8th Dundee, Central Library, The Steps Theatre – 01743 281281 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 9th Banchory, The Barn - 01330 825431 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 11th Orkney, Orkney Theatre - 01856 871000 GET TICKETS AT 'THE REEL' IN KIRKWALL

Oct 12th Ullapool, Macphail Centre - 01854 613336 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 13th Fort William, Nevis Centre - 01397 700707 GET TICKETS HERE 

Oct 14th Isle of Skye, Aros Centre - 01478 613649 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 15th Oban, Corran Halls - 01631 567333 GET TICKETS HERE 

Oct 16th Greenock, Beacon Arts Centre - 01475 723723 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 17th Glasgow, Mitchell Library - 0141 353 8000 GET TICKETS HERE

OCT 18th Musselburgh, Brunton Theatre - 0131 665 2240 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 20th Peebles, Eastgate Theatre - 01721 725777 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 21st Stirling, MacRobert Arts Centre - 01786 466666 GET TICKETS HERE 

Oct 22nd Edinburgh, The Lyceum - 0131 248 4848 GET TICKETS HERE

Oct 24th Inverness, Eden Court - 01463 234234 GET TICKETS HERE 

Nov 4th Shetland, Mareel Arts Centre - 01595 745 500 GET TICKETS HERE

Born in Fife, Doug Allan spent seven years in Antarctica as a Scientist, research diver and photographer for the British Antarctic Survey, before changing direction to full time freelance filming in 1983. 

Since then he has become one of the world’s best known and respected cameramen, specialising in natural history, expeditions and science documentaries. In his 35 year filming career, he's worked for the BBC, Discovery, National Geographic and many others, filming for series including The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Human Planet, Frozen Planet, Ocean Giants, Operation Iceberg, Wild Cameramen at Work, and Forces of Nature with Brian Cox.


This new presentation traces Doug’s personal journey as he discusses how he’s seen pollution and climate change affect the natural world. 

Copies of Doug’s book Freeze Frame will be on sale, as well as his colour prints of polar bears, penguins and seals.

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AARON GEKOSKI - Wildlife Photographer of the Year WINNER

Wildlife Photojournalist category, single image. /.  Palm-oil survivors.   / Aaron ‘Bertie’ Gekoski

In eastern Sabah, on the island of Borneo, three generations of Bornean elephants edge their way across the terraces of an oil palm plantation being cleared for replanting. Palm oil is a lucrative global export, and in the Malaysian state of Sabah, where the majority of rainforest has been already been logged (only 8 percent of protected intact forest remains), the palm-oil industry is still a major driver of deforestation, squeezing elephants into smaller and smaller pockets of forest. Increasingly they wander into oil palm plantations to feed, where they come into conflict with humans, with elephants being shot or poisoned. (In 2013, poison used in a plantation killed a herd of 14 elephants – the sole survivor, a calf, was found caressing its dead mother’s tusks.  Reports of elephant attacks on humans are also on the rise. Today, the fragmented population of Bornean elephants – regarded as a sub-species of the Asian elephant that may have been isolated on the island of Borneo for more than 300,000 years – is estimated to number no more than 1,000–2,000. Elephants form strong social bonds, and females often stay together for their entire lives. Here, the group probably comprises a matriarch, two of her daughters and her grand-calf. With the light fading fast, Bertie acted quickly to frame an image that symbolizes the impact that our insatiable demand for palm oil (used in half of the products on supermarket shelves) has on wildlife. ‘They huddled together, dwarfed by a desolate and desecrated landscape. A haunting image,’ he says.

Living a Wild Life with Colin Stafford-Johnson - Irish Theatre tour now on sale!

Join multi-award winning wildlife cameraman and presenter Colin Stafford-Johnson for an evening of hair raising stories from 30 years filming in some of the wildest places left on earth.

Nov 1st Dublin, Mermaid Arts Centre

Nov 3rd Limerick, Lime Tree Theatre

Nov 6th Galway, Town Hall Theatre

Nov 7th Killarney, INEC

Nov 8th New Ross, St. Michael’s Theatre

Nov 9th Ennis, Glor Theatre

Nov 11th Monaghan, The Garage Theatre

Nov 14th Cork, The Everyman

Nov 15th Newbridge, Riverbank Arts Centre

Nov 16th Dublin, Axis Ballymun

Nov 17th Westport, Town Hall Theatre

Nov 18th Carlow, Visual Arts

Nov 20th Strabane, The Alley Theatre

Nov 21st Sligo, Hawk’s Well Theatre

Nov 22nd Waterford, Theatre Royal

How can viewing a pen and ink sketch of a tropical bird at the age of six change your life? How do you become a wildlife cameraman? How do you end up naming the world's most famous tiger?  What are the challenges filming the wild, the weird and the wonderful?

Filming and presenting the 'Secret Life of the Shannon', 'Wild Ireland' and 'Living the Wildlife' has lead to adventures in every corner of Ireland. Hear about Colin's most special wildlife encounters close to home and learn how to witness them for yourself in what promises to be a spell binding evening. 

Meet the Hedgehogs - Steve Backshall

Meet the Hedgehogs - 20th June, Channel 5 @ 8pm. 

Steve Backshall visits a hedgehog rescue centre in Surrey founded by Brian May. He meets the dedicated staff and discovering the stories behind some of the animals being treated, helps to release a successfully treated hedgehog back into the wild, and offers advice on how to make a garden into a welcoming environment for the creatures.

Saba Douglas- Hamilton: A Life with Elephants UK tour NOW ON SALE!

Join Saba Douglas-Hamilton, the highly acclaimed elephant conservationist and wildlife TV presenter of This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries for an evening of exciting animal stories and intimate behind the scenes tales of life in Kenya with her young family.

Photo by Sam Gracey / Artwork by Simon Bishop

Photo by Sam Gracey / Artwork by Simon Bishop

3RD Nov Potters Bar, Wyllyotts Theatre 01707 645005  GET TICKETS HERE

4TH Nov Haywards Heath, Clair Hall- 01444 455440 SOLD OUT

6TH Nov Loughborough, Town Hall- 01509 231914 SOLD OUT 

7TH Nov Kettering, Lighthouse Theatre- 01536 414141 GET TICKETS HERE

8TH Nov Kings Lynn, Arts Centre - 01553 764864 SOLD OUT

9TH Nov  Bristol Grammar School Performing Arts Centre - 0117 259 1532 SOLD OUT

10TH Nov Dorking, Dorking Halls-01306 881717 GET TICKETS HERE

11TH Nov Newport Riverfront Theatre - 01633 656679  GET TICKETS HERE

12TH Nov Bridgewater, McMillan Theatre - 01278 556677 SOLD OUT 

13TH Nov Manchester, RNCM Theatre- 0161 907 5200 GET TICKETS HERE

14th Nov  Swansea, Taliesin Theatre - 01792 602060 GET TICKETS HERE

15TH Nov Yeovil, The Octagon Theatre- 01935 422884 SOLD OUT

16TH Nov Truro, Hall For Cornwall- 01872 262466 GET TICKETS HERE

17TH Nov Exeter, Northcott Theatre - 01392 726363 SOLD OUT 

18TH Nov Oxford, Sheldonian Theatre - 01865 305305 SOLD OUT

20TH Nov London, Richmond Theatre- 0844 871 7651 GET TICKETS HERE

21ST Nov Ipswich, Corn Exchange- 01473 433100 GET TICKETS HERE

22ND Nov Birmingham, Town Hall- 0121 780 3333 GET TICKETS HERE

23RD Nov Winchester, Theatre Royal- 01962 840440 SOLD OUT

24TH Nov Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University- 01223 352932 GET TICKETS HERE

A Wild Evening with Michaela Strachan - Taunton Brewhouse

Tickets are now on sale for A Wild Evening with Michaela Strachan at The Taunton Brewhouse on October 28th. 

Join Michaela Strachan, the award winning TV presenter, for a unique opportunity to hear about her fascinating life and career – from the early clubbing days in the 80’s on ‘The Hitman and Her’ and ‘Wacaday’, through her time on Children’s TV in the 90’s on ‘The Really Wild Show’, to her passion for wildlife and conservation films, ‘Orangutan Diaries’  – and most recently ‘Springwatch’.  All illustrated with her own film footage and photography.

Get tickets here: https://www.thebrewhouse.net/event/a-wild-evening-with-michaela-strachan/