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Wildlife Trust looks forward to welcoming TV wildlife expert in 2020

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Award winning wildlife cameraman and presenter Gordon Buchanan is set to return to the City as part of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s unique celebrity lecture programme.

On Wednesday January 15th the charity will host the presenter, best known for documentaries including Animal Families and the highly acclaimed Tribes, Predators and Me, at the Albert Hall for ‘An Evening with Gordon Buchanan’.

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During the event Gordon, who last year presented the two-part Christmas special Grizzly Bear Cubs and Me on BBC2 and earlier this year fronted Equator from the Air, also on BBC2, will let guests in to his world of weird, wild and wonderful wildlife.

With twenty years’ experience of travelling across the globe working on programmes, Gordon has a reputation for relishing dangerous and tough assignments.

The evening will provide an opportunity to hear first-hand about his adventures as he recounts challenging expeditions and enthralling wildlife experiences.

Throughout the evening Gordon will be sharing tales alongside his own wonderful film footage as well as brilliant images of all that he has come to face. He will also answer any burning wildlife questions during a Q& A session that is sure to prove enlightening as well as entertaining.

Gordon’s arrival in the City follows a successful relaunch of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust programme at the Albert Hall in October when explorer and presenter Steve Backshall enthralled a packed house.

In March the Wildlife Trust will welcome Springwatch presenter Chris Packham.

The unique programme, which generates funds for the charity’s county-wide conservation work, features high profile experts from the worlds of wildlife conservation, history, anthropology and gardening.

It was originally launched at the charity’s Idle Valley Nature Reserve near Retford, and has so far featured much loved figures including Springwatch presenters Michaela Strachan and Simon King; anthropologist Dr Alice Roberts and Nottingham’s very own historian Lucy Worsley.

Over the past three years it built up a regular following at The Pearson Centre in Beeston, but the move to the Albert Hall makes the events accessible to a larger audience.

Tickets for ‘An Evening with Gordon Buchanan’ are now on sale via nottinghamshirewildlife.org/events

Speaking about the programme Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Erin McDaid said:
“Our high profile lecture programme continues to grow and we’re really excited about the guests we’ve already secured so far this season.

Steve Backshall attracted a host of families and we’re really looking forward to welcoming Gordon Buchanan back to the City in the New Year.

His programmes are wonderful and his genuine passion for and connection with wildlife and people from across the globe is plain to see. We can’t wait to hear his latest tales.”

The wildlife charity, which cares for almost 1500 hectares of wildlife habitat including the popular Attenborough Nature Reserve, is also delighted that the new venue means that they can be even more ambitious with the choice of guest.

Erin added: “We’ve always worked hard to secure high profile guests for the programme and we’ve now created a unique series of events bringing together experts from a range of fields to deliver entertaining and inspiring talks.”

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