I am delighted to have been asked to become involved with London Wild Bird Live 2012, a three day wildlife festival organised by Simon King and his Wildlife Whisperer team at the WWT London Wetland Centre in Barnes.
London Wild Bird Live aims to create a unique blend of ‘Shop, Learn and Do’ for everyone with an interest in bird and wildlife watching. Celebrity speakers include Simon, Kate Humble, Ellie Harrison, Stephen Moss and WPOTY 2007 winner Ben Osborne.
In the autumn of last year I received an invitation to a very hush hush meeting at a private members club in Soho. There I met Simon King and the guys of Upper Street events and they discussed their ideas for London Wild Bird Live 2012 with me. Time really flies and a few months later we’re now in the final stages of planning. Had a great chat yesterday with the Editor of Amateur Photographer magazine who are hosting a series of wildlife photography master classes. It’s all shaping up very nicely indeed.
Along with Ben, I’ll be running a number of the workshops throughout the three days . I will also be on hand to offer hints, tips, encouragement and portfolio reviews. In addition, AP magazine have asked me to put together a brand new presentation of my latest Northern wildlife images for 2012.
With an impressive list of exhibitors and lots of activities on offer it promises to be a very exciting wildlife showcase for the capital in its Olympic year.
The festival runs from 20th to 22nd April 2012. Tickets went on sale this week and are already selling fast! You can book yours here. It’s going to be amazing . Look forward to meeting you there!
Update: Full details of the Wildlife Photography masterclass workshops are now up on the London Wild Bird Watch 2012 Live website!