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Festival of Nature 2019

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Festival of Nature Bristol 2019


The UK’s largest free celebration of the natural world returns this summer with its biggest programme yet, promising a wild adventure for all the family. Between the 1st – 9th June 2019 explore the nature in your backyard and go wild at one of our family fun weekends in Bath and Bristol!

Celebrate nature in Bristol

On Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June, more than 50 nature organisations will take over Millennium Square with a brand new area stretching across Pero’s bridge to the open green Queen Square. Families from across the can go wild with free interactive exhibitions, live performances and talks from the giants of the natural history world.

Get involved all week as the festival celebrates and help us all take action people, places and nature in beautiful Bristol, and showcases all of the wonderful and wild places and spaces across the city.


The Secret Garden - Bishops Knoll Guided Walk
Sunday 2 June, 11:00am-1:00pm, Bishops Knoll

Come and discover the lost ornamental terraced gardens and arboretum, with historian Chris Stephens.


Data Stories

Monday 3 June, 10:30am-5:00pm, The Station, Silver St, BS1 2AG

A one day workshop to explore the opportunities and challenges of using data to communicate about biodiversity issues as well as using communications techniques to support citizen science outcomes.


Monday 3 June, 6:30pm-7:30pm, The Station, Silver St, BS1 2AG
Come to meet Kate Bradbury, wildlife editor on BBC Gardeners’ World magazine, and a freelance writer for the GuardianBBC Wildlife magazine, and Telegraph Gardening.
Tuesday 4 June, 6:30pm-7:30pm, The Station, Silver St, BS1 2AG
Come to meet Helen Scales, a marine biologist, diver, surfer, broadcaster and writer who’s spent hundreds of hours underwater watching fish. 
Wednesday 5 June, 6:30pm-8:30pm, The Station, Silver St, BS1 2AG
Join Tiffany Francis and Zakiya Mckenzie, who will share their developing work. Join for a discussion on connecting diverse audiences with trees and forests, the continued popularity of nature writing and how to build a writing career in a digital age.
Thursday 6 June, 7pm – 8pm, RPS House,337-340 Paintworks, BS4 3AR
An evening in converation with Jonnie Hughes, Director and Producer, Silverback Films.
Thursday 6 June, 6:30pm-7:30pm, The Station, Silver St, BS1 2AG
Come to learn more about the science of the dinosaurs. 
Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 June, Waterside, Unit 5, BS1 5UH
Come to Limina’s virtual reality (VR) theatre venue on Bristol’s Harbourside to experience thought-provoking and beautiful virtual reality shows that plunge you into some of the world’s most vulnerable, but remarkable, places.
More information

For more information about Festival of Nature 2019, please visit the Festival of Nature website or follow them on social media: Twitter at @FestofNature, Facebook at @BristolFON and on Instagram at @festofnature.


The festival takes place from 10am - 6pm.


Free entry!


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