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Tickets to each event includes access to the gardens and woodland at Boldshaves. If you are not purchasing tickets for a specific event, access only tickets (£5) will also be available on the door on the weekend of the Festival.

There are a limited number of Talk Passes available here. Each Talk Pass provides access to all talks on either day of the event as listed on this page, but excludes access to workshops which must be booked separately.

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June 2019

Adam Nicolson, Horatio Clare & Tom Hammick in conversation – Genius in the Making

June 29 @ 10:30 - 11:30
Free – £13 228 tickets left

Adam Nicolson, winner of the prestigious 2018 Wainwright Prize for his book The Seabird's Cry, is joined by author Horatio Clare and artist Tom Hammick in a celebration of poetry, music and…

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Peter Marren – Emperors, Admirals and Chimney Sweepers: The naming of butterflies and moths

June 29 @ 11:45 - 12:45
Free – £9 132 tickets left

Peter Marren is one of the country's most celebrated naturalists and author of books including Chasing the Ghost, Bugs Britannica and Rainbow Dust. His latest book, Emperors, Admirals and Chimney Sweepers is…

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Frann Preston-Gannon – In the Swamp by the Light of the Moon

June 29 @ 11:45 - 12:45
£4 57 tickets left

A little frog is singing to himself in the swamp one night. His song doesn't seem complete, so he invites other animals to join in. Nothing sounds right until the littlest voice…

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Isabella Tree, Mark Cocker, Jake Fiennes & Andrew Clark: The Land, The Wild & I

June 29 @ 13:30 - 14:45
Free – £14 229 tickets left

A vital debate featuring many of the most important voices from across the spectrum of agriculture and conservation that will focus on issues concerning the relationship between the land, wildlife and people.…

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Laurence Rose & Julian Hoffman in conversation: The Nightingale’s Song

June 29 @ 15:00 - 16:00
Free – £9 128 tickets left

Laurence Rose is the author of The Long Spring which examines the joints between nature, conservation and culture. This year, he has been monitoring the population of nightingales at Boldshaves in connection…

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Christopher Lloyd – Absolutely Everything! A History of Earth, Dinosaurs, Rulers, Robots and Other Things too Numerous to Mention

June 29 @ 15:00 - 16:00
£4 29 tickets left

Embark on an entertaining journey across millennia and continents, and learn about absolutely everything including the creation of planet Earth, the age of dinosaurs, the rise of humans, the miserable medieval times,…

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Horatio Clare & Jean McNeil in conversation: Ice

June 29 @ 15:15 - 16:15
Free – £9 241 tickets left

Two critically acclaimed authors - Horatio Clare and Jean McNeil - venture to the ice-bound parts of the planet. Jean McNeil spent a year as writer-in-residence with the British Antarctic Survey, and…

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William Henry Searle – Threads

June 29 @ 16:15 - 17:15
Free – £8 197 tickets left

'Touching and on occasion profoundly moving ... The connections and affinities that fill this book enliven, enlighten and delight.' - STEPHEN FRY Weaving together personal stories, Threads deals with the meanings of intimacy, vulnerability…

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Julia Blackburn – Time Song: Searching for Doggerland

June 29 @ 17:30 - 18:30
Free – £11 243 tickets left

Julia Blackburn explores the lost place of Doggerland that once connected England to Holland and reflects on how remembering and embracing history can change thinking about the present. Doggerland was home to…

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Naoko Abe – ‘Cherry Ingram’: The Englishman who saved Japan’s blossoms

June 30 @ 10:30 - 11:30
Free – £11 234 tickets left

As told on BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week,‘Cherry’ Ingram is the irresistible story of Japanese cherry blossoms, threatened by political ideology and saved by an unknown Englishman based in the…

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Marc Hamer – How to Catch a Mole: And Find Yourself in Nature

June 30 @ 11:45 - 12:45
Free – £10 136 tickets left

I have been catching moles in gardens and farms for years and I have decided that I am not going to do it any more. Molecatching is a traditional skill that has…

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Nature Writing: Beyond the Green & Pleasant Land

June 30 @ 13:30 - 14:30
Free – £8

Jessica J. Lee is a British-Canadian-Taiwanese author and environmental historian. She is the founder of The Willowherb Review which aims to provide an initial platform to celebrate and bolster nature writing by…

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The Clayground Collective – Clay in Common

June 30 @ 13:30 - 14:30
Free – £8 115 tickets left

The Weald is a land of clay. The Clayground Collective encourages people to work directly with clay and explore their belief that everyone, whatever their age or background, will gain something positive…

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Lucy Strange – Our Castle by the Sea

June 30 @ 13:30 - 14:30
£4 – £6 30 tickets left

England is at war. Growing up in a lighthouse, Pet’s world has been one of storms, secret tunnels and stories about sea monsters. But now the clifftops are a terrifying battleground, and…

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Raynor Winn – The Salt Path

June 30 @ 14:45 - 15:45
Free – £13 352 tickets left

Described by The Times as "the most inspirational book " published last year, The Salt Path is the uplifting true story of the couple who lost everything and embarked on a journey…

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Emma Mitchell – The Wild Remedy: How Nature Mends Us

June 30 @ 16:00 - 17:00
Free – £12 101 tickets left
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The Wild Remedy is a truly unique book for anyone who has ever felt drawn to nature and wondered about its influence over us. Emma Mitchell, the brilliant author/illustrator of Making Winter,…

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Neil Ansell & Dan Richards in conversation

June 30 @ 17:15 - 18:15
Free – £9 193 tickets left

Neil Ansell and Dan Richards explore their experiences of the remote and wild places on the edge of human civilisation. The Last Wilderness: A Journey into Silence is the latest book from…

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