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Fri, 11 Mar


The Grosvenor ++

Reading the Land

Share in the passion, experience and insight of participating authors as Shaftesbury explores the best of nature writing. Opens with Dave Goulson: Silent Earth: averting the insect apocalypse, includes former local Briget Strawbridge-Howard, and closes with Robin Walter.

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Reading the Land
Reading the Land

Time & Location

11 Mar 2022, 16:00 – 13 Mar 2022, 18:00

The Grosvenor ++, The Grosvenor Hotel, High St, The Commons, Shaftesbury SP7 8JA, UK

About the Event

Full details of all events with authors, and a singer / story-teller, and opportunities to book tickets are on the website.

A message from Angela King reads:

11, 12, 13 March  2022

The  Grosvenor Arms Hotel

Hello Everyone,

At last we are able to tell you about Shaftesbury’s first book festival, Reading the Land, which focusses on the future of the natural world and the land that sustains it.

We live in interesting times….  our relationship with nature and the land must take centre stage in our deliberations about the future. By inviting imaginative and knowledgeable writers to excite, expand and share their cultural knowledge, our hope is to stimulate positive ways of living with local nature and courage us to play our part in mitigating the effects of climate change.

We are delighted that our patron is Richard Mabey, acknowledged as Britain's best writer on nature,   and we have an exciting line up of authors. We do hope you can find the time to come to some of the talks - see the website and ticket source.

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