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An Audience With Simon King OBE
Thursday 28 February 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm| Free
As part of Science Week, Simon King OBE, world-renowned British naturalist, author, conservationist, and cameraman, will be giving a lecture on Thursday 28 February. The evening will include a short interval with refreshments and an opportunity to purchase Simon’s book, Nature Watch, with a book signing afterwards.
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About Simon King
Simon King began his career as a child actor on television. He featured in The Fox, Secret Place and Man and Boy. He made his first film when he was just 21 years old and has now made over 80 natural history films.
His extensive knowledge and expertise behind a camera are recognised by top film and TV organisations including the BBC Natural History Unit and Disney Nature. He has won numerous awards and BAFTA’s for his filming and camerawork on Wild Africa, The Blue Planet, Life in the Freezer and Planet Earth.
Simon is also a skilful writer and has written forewords and scripts for films including some for David Attenborough. His books include his autobiography ‘Wild Life’, ‘Wild Guide’ & ‘Shetland Diaries’ and his most recent book “Nature Watch”, published in 2016, offering the ultimate guide to tracking and watching Wildlife in Britain and Europe.
More recently Simon launched the ‘Simon King Wildlife Project’ which is a registered charity dedicated to land restoration, education and engagement in the natural world. His passion is to work on projects that bring the natural world closer to individuals, by offering live outside cam broadcasts, and through interactive wildlife websites and wildlife forums.