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Kingsbridge Nature Festival is returning for 2024, bringing back the celebration of our local environment over the summer solstice weekend in June.

Kinsgbridge Climate Action have co-programmed a  range of events and workshops, together with creatives, projects and organisations across Kingsbridge over the three-day festival to celebrate the natural world and our place in it.

'Building on all the good things we ignited last year - we are planning even more creative, fun and inspiring opportunities to participate and take action for nature in our town. Expect guided nature walks and boat tours, great talks and film screenings, outdoor wellbeing and movement sessions, food, music, art, poetry, storytelling and lots of community connection.'

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The night will include welcoming talks and film screenings, including a chance to see KCC Creative Leaders' work, which will be exhibited for the duration of the festival.

6-6:30pm: Welcome from the Nature Festival Team and Opening Talk with Rob Skinner from Life on the Edge. Join us to officially open the festival and hear from Rob Skinner - Life on the Edge Project Manager at South Devon National Landscape. Rob will introduce the LotE project - which is helping to give the UK's most threatened invertebrates the space to recover and thrive along our South Hams coastline. Rob will talk about the species of insects the project is targetting, why wildflower meadows are so vital for them and how you can get involved with the project. 

Rob will also introduce a short film called the Aquanaut - a poem commissioned by LotE, written and performed by Tom Stockley.

 

6:30-6:45: Crepuscular Creatures Exhibition Opening and Talk. ‘Crepuscular Creatures’ is an exhibition produced by Sixth Form students from Kingsbridge Community College (KCC), as part of the Creative Leadership Partnership between KCC and Harbour House.

Vitalina, Martha, Matilda and Emily have developed the show over the course of 10 months, producing a moving image work celebrating the diversity of local nature.

 

6:45 - 7:30: Bringing back the buzz of the wildflower meadow. Talk with Ross from Abundant Gardens
Wildflower meadows have significantly declined from our landscape over the last 100 years. This has had a real impact on the wildlife that rely on them.
We can help to address this loss in our gardens. However, the understanding of what a wildflower meadow is varies widely and the information about them is often confusing.
In this interactive and informative talk, Ross will clearly lay out the origins of the meadow and how that helps us to create and maintain this wonderful habitat today.

 

We are very excited to kick off the festival at Harbour House!

The Event

Join us from 6pm - 7:30pm at Harbour House Gallery for an evening of screenings.

Find out more about the night and the surrounding activities for the festival on Kingsbridge Climate Action's Website.

The event is free to attend.