Chris Packham: The Fear of Being Frightened is Costing Us The Earth

Octagon, Sheffield

Friday, 8 May 2020
7:00pm to 8:30pm

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In association with The Year of Reading.

TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham is a wildlife expert, photographer and author with a passionate concern for conservation and the environment. In a special bespoke event for the Festival of Debate at Sheffield's Octagon Centre, Chris will present his talk entitled 'The Fear of Being Frightened is Costing Us The Earth'.

Extraordinarily creative and prolific, Chris Packham has led a remarkable life. He has had a passion for the natural world from an early age. He began experimenting with photography and trained as a wildlife film cameraman before moving in front of the camera to present The Really Wild Show in 1986. The defender of wildlife has worked on TV’s Springwatch and its seasonal spin-offs since 2009, and presented numerous natural history programmes.

In September 2018, Chris organised the UK’s first march for wildlife – The People’s Walk for Wildlife, London. Around 10,000 people marched peacefully from Hyde Park to Downing Street to present The People’s Manifesto for Wildlife - 200 practical solutions to save our wildlife, formulated by some of the UK’s most respected independent conservations. He was awarded a CBE in 2019 and has been a vocal supporter of Extinction Rebellion.

Free tickets are available for carers who are supporting the person they care for. Please email to request free carer tickets.


Octagon , Western Bank, , Sheffield