Naturalist and Environmentalist
Following the Government’s announcements of 16 March, Codsall Arts Festival Committee has agreed with Simon King that the performance on Fri 3rd April will not take place due to circumstances beyond our control (coronavirus).
Simon regards himself first and foremost as a naturalist and conservationist, but to millions of people the world over he is recognised for his work in front of and behind the camera for television series such as Springwatch, Autumnwatch, Big Cat Diary, Blue Planet and Planet Earth.
His camerawork has attracted recognition in the form of many awards, including three Emmys and several BAFTAs. In 2010 he was awarded the OBE for Wildlife Camerawork and Conservation.
Simon’s passion to encourage us all to take responsibility for the planet and to modify the way we live now drives his professional life.
As an author, Simon’s work has earned him a place in the Sunday Times Top 10 Best Sellers list. His most recent work, Naturewatch, is a distillation of over 50 years’ experience as a field naturalist in the British Isles; it includes practical tips on tracking and observing wildlife in Europe.
Besides leading wildlife-watching tours, Simon currently runs a small conservation charity that encourages public engagement with, and education about, wildlife. He also designs garden wildlife and photography products including the hugely successful Robin Nester and Portable Wildlife Hide. He is now working on a new television series which will reveal the wildlife of the British Isles as it has never before been seen.
The audience will be invited to ask questions and there will be a book signing at the end of the evening.