For the incredible 15th year, the Festival of Nature will be returning to Bristol and Bath this summer with its usual packed programme of activities and events to celebrate the natural world.
Mixed in with the usual fun will be a variety of projects that will shine a spotlight on crucial issues that affect us all such as the impact of plastic on our oceans.
The events will begin in Bath at Green Park station on the evening of June 2nd for the festival’s first-ever Pop Up Wildlife Party featuring comedians, musicians and scientists.
On June 8th the festival will be the focus of a national event called Beyond Plastics which will bring together conservationists and campaigners to examine the current movement to do something about the increasing levels of plastics in the world’s oceans.
On June 9th and 10th the focus will move to Bristol as the celebrations carry on, with the always popular food market complemented by the new Talks Tent where visitors can listen to discussions from a variety of filmmakers, authors and wildlife campaigners.
Bristol Natural History Consortium organises the festival. Their director Savita Willmott said: “This year is an important milestone for Festival of Nature as it celebrates its 15th anniversary.
“We’re excited to mark the occasion with nature and wildlife lovers from Bristol and Bath and beyond who continue to support the event year after year.
“The festival is a fantastic opportunity for city dwellers to explore the nature around them in imaginative ways including interactive workshops, interesting talks and our special after-dark wildlife pop-up part.
“Our varied programme is all about inspiring, educating, informing and encouraging people of all ages to help protect our natural world.”
To find out more about the Festival of Nature 2018 visit the event’s official website.
at University of Bristol Botanic Gardens