|One for the diary. Don't miss this one whatever you do!|
Mark Cocker is giving a talk at Bangor Bird-group in February. It's not often Mark comes to our neck of the woods so it is an opportunity not to be missed.It is a special additional meeting to the normal programme and is being held on a Thursday, not the usual Wednesday and in the Thoday (not the usual Brambell) building (next door but one building to the Brambell building going towards the Harbour not the train station).
Mark Cocker Birds and People
Thursday 26th Feb 2015
Thoday Building, Bangor University
Door open 7pm for 7.30 start (prompt)
Cost Bangor Bird-group members free
Non-members £2 on the door.
First come first served
|Birds and People by Mark Cocker
A vast in scope and full of David Tipling’s bewitching photographs, Birds and People was described by the poet Craig Brown as ’the kind of masterpiece that comes along only once or twice a decade’. It took seven years to produce, incorporates contributions from 650 people in 81 countries and involved travel on all seven continents. In his talk about the book, Mark Cocker explains the ideas that shaped it and the work that went into its creation.
Mark Cocker is an author, naturalist and environmental activist who writes and broadcasts on nature and wildlife in a variety of national media. His ten books include works of biography, history, literary criticism and memoir. His latest books are Claxton: Field Notes from a Small Planet (2014) and Birds and People (Jonathan Cape), which was published to international acclaim in 2013 and was a collaboration with the photographer David Tipling. His previous book Crow Country was shortlisted for several awards, including the Samuel Johnson Prize (2008), and won the New Angle Prize for Literature (2009). He is a co-founder of New Networks for Nature, an eco organisation that asserts the central importance of landscape and nature in British cultural life. For the last 35 years his home has been in Norfolk, where time is divided between the county's celebrated wildlife, an organic allotment and the restoration of a small wooded fen. He is married to the arts professional Mary Muir.