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Wed 12 October 2011
Starts at 1.30pm
The Watermill offers a rare opportunity to meet the award-winning writer, TV and radio presenter, zoologist, wildlife photographer and outspoken conservationist, Mark Carwardine.
He is probably best known as the charming zoologist who accompanied Steven Fry on Last Chance to See, the BBC series exploring how a motley collection of endangered species had fared in the 20 years since the publication of the book of the same name by Mark and the late Douglas Adams. Mark’s gift for thrilling story-telling gave Steven Fry a run for his money; and his very personal encounter with Sirocco the Kakapo in New Zealand became one of the most watched clips on You Tube.
There will be fascinating tales of his legendary whale watching trips and the impact of close encounters with these gentle creatures. There will be hair-raising tales about being shot at, kidnapped, beaten up and almost drowned in the ongoing fight against poachers. Tour leading, David Attenborough, collaborating with Bill Bryson – all or any could be covered.
His experiences over the last 25 years are extraordinary; with his self-deprecating humour and well-developed sense of the ridiculous, this will be a highly entertaining hour.
There will be a retiring collection for one of Mark’s favourite charities, Save the Rhino.
Our restaurant will be serving a hot and cold buffet lunch from 12 noon. If you would like to make a reservation, please do so when you book your tickets.
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