27 April 2021
From £4.00 per person for RGS-IBG members, £6 standard
Every year, as darkness falls upon woodlands, the nightingale heralds the arrival of spring. For thousands of years, its sweet song has inspired musicians, writers and artists around the world, from Germany, France and Italy to Greece, Ukraine and Korea.
Passionate conservationist, renowned musician and folk expert Sam Lee tells the story of the nightingale. This new book reveals in beautiful detail the bird's song, habitat, characteristics and migration patterns, as well as the environmental issues that threaten its livelihood.
Olivia 'Lilly' Edward will guide the evening's discussion. Olivia is a nature journalist who worked as Reviews Editor/Staff Writer/Digital Editor at Geographical magazine for more than six years, and continues to review for them on a regular basis. She likes nothing more than having discussions about nature and coming across interesting ideas that allow her to view the world in a new light.
Like a traditional book club, attendees will share their thoughts about the book and discuss its themes in small groups. Please read the book beforehand (if you can) and bring your thoughts to share with the group. We encourage participants to switch on their video so the event can be as close as possible to an in-person book, but if you’re feeling shy there will be no pressure to speak and you’re very welcome to just come along and listen.
You will receive joining instructions for this event at 10.00am the day after making your booking, or 30 minutes prior to the event if you book on the day.
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