Forthcoming events: (Don’t forget our regular monthly events listed below too)
Friday August 11th 2017: For One Night Only:
Paramount Pictures Present: Al Gore Live in Conversation followed by a screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Curzon Knutsford, Vue Cinemas Altrincham, Cineworld Didsbury and all over the UK 7.15pm
Tickets available online
The film will be screened in cinemas across the UK from 18 August
Sunday 24 September 2017, 2-4pm: Lindow Common Tree Walk
Come and find out about trees with our specialist arborist, as we walk around Lindow Common. Learn about identification, ecology, diseases, care, and management. Bring your questions too!
Meet at 2pm at the Lindow Common car park near The Boddington Arms
A free event, but please sign up at http://bit.ly/2sI9yCV (no fee)
Saturday 4 November 2017: A mushroom day with James Wood: save the date!
Friday 24 November 2017: The Second Annual Transition Wilmslow Lecture. Wilmslow Guild, Bourne St, Wilmslow, SK9 5HD.
Professor Chris Baines: Wildlife Gardening and the Wider Green Landscape
This is a great opportunity to hear the incredible Chris Baines, writer and broadcaster talking about wildlife gardening and urban greening.
Friday 24th November, 7.30pm
More about Professor Chris Baines
Professor Chris Baines is regarded as one of the UK’s leading independent environmentalists. He is an award winning writer and broadcaster, and has been a high profile champion of urban ecology, wildlife gardening and the importance of green infrastructure for more than 40 years. He is a national vice president of the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts and has received both the Sir Peter Scott lifetime achievement award and the RSPB annual medal for his contribution to conservation and sustainability.
Chris first promoted the idea of wildlife gardening on BBC Gardeners’ World as long ago at 1979. He created the very first wildlife garden at Chelsea Flower Show in 1985 and his bestselling book How to Make a Wildlife Garden has been in print ever since. It has recently been published in an updated and redesigned edition as the Royal Horticultural Society’s Companion to Wildlife Gardening. His book The Wild Side of Town won the UK’s first conservation book prize and his Children’s TV series, The Ark won an International Wildscreen Award.
In the past Professor Baines has served as a trustee of the UK’s National Lottery, which has invested more than one billion euros in urban parks and green spaces. He chairs a landscape partnership for the Wyre Forest, England’s most extensive area of ancient woodland, and he is also president of the Thames Estuary Partnership. He is a horticulturist and a landscape architect by profession and works as an independent adviser to senior executives in the water, minerals, energy and housing industries. He is also an adviser to the UK government and is a highly experienced facilitator and public speaker. He is frequently employed as a broker of creative partnership between the public, private and voluntary sectors.