Mike Dilger: A Wild Time in Scotland - Filming Adventures with The One Show
Date: Thursday 13 June, 2019
Event leader: Kendal Mountain Festival & Moray Way Association
Price: £8.00 - £12.00Meet time: 19:00
Estimated finish time: 21:00
Booking deadline: 18:00 Thursday 13 June, 2019
£8 – £12Booking Deadline has passed
Mike Dilger: A Wild Time in Scotland - Filming Adventures with The One Show
An evening with ecologist, natural history presenter, writer and BBC1 The One Show’s ‘Wild Man’ Mike Dilger!
(7 pm Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn – tickets available on the door)
Mike will join us for the opening night of the Moray Walking & Outdoor Festival, to share highlights from over a hundred different trips in and around Scotland, filming everything from Bumblebees to Basking Sharks. Mike will show clips from some of the best wildlife films he’s made in the area, and he’ll reveal what goes on behind the scenes, spilling the beans on everything you ever wanted to know about his weird and wonderful job but were afraid to ask!
Mike has always had a passion for nature, having graduated with a degree in Botany from Nottingham University and then a Master’s in Ecology from the University of Bangor, Mike’s obsession with the tropics began when studying moths in the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest. This first trip led to a period of over five years surveying the tropical forests of Vietnam, Tanzania and Peru. Eventually emerging out of the bush and returning to Britain to find a job in television, Mike is best known for his regular appearances as the ‘wild man’ on BBC1’s The One Show, for which he has presented over 450 films over the last eleven years. He also covers a variety of wildlife and environmental issues for BBC1’s regional affairs programme Inside Out.
This fantastic event is run in partnership with Kendal Mountain Festival, who specialise in bringing adventure stories to life through film and intrepid speakers. We hope you can join us for a one of a kind evening!
Where to Meet - Description
Meet at Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn, Forres IV36 3TZ
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About the Provider
Kendal Mountain Festival specialises in bringing adventure stories to life through film and intrepid speakers. The award-winning event has grown in size and diversity over the last 18 years and is seen as the main social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK. The next Kendal Mountain Festival will be held on the 14th -17th November 2019.
The Moray Way Association was founded in 2011 with the aim of creating Moray’s long distance walking route, The Moray Way, a 100-mile circular walking trail. Since 2012 the organisation has also organised the Moray Walking & Outdoor Festival with the purpose of encouraging walking and other outdoor pursuits in Moray.
The Moray Way Association is now a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), Scottish Charity number SC047381.
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