Chris Packham

TV presenter, naturalist, conservationist, award winning photographer and author, Chris Packham joins the Tring Book Festival with the aim of challenging conventional ideas about where beauty is found, what good photography and art is and what it is for?

Unreserved Seating

Premium Seats - first 6 rows
Standard Seats - from row 7 to the back

55 minute (1st half)
50 minute (2nd half)
Book Signing

There will be a book signing after the show. This may take a long time.
Any books bought on this page should be picked up at the venue on arrival or from 'Our Bookshop' on Tring High Street.
We can get these books signed and personalised on your behalf to save you time after the show.

Tickets - £18 / £25
Date Saturday 9th November 2019
Time 8:00 PM
Doors Open 7:00 PM
Venue Desborough Hall

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Pictures from the Edge of the World

Everyone is tempted by glamour, the big, the brash and the beautiful. But Chris champions the underdog and pushes back at familiarity breeding contempt - for him humble everyday creatures are just as alluring.

He likes to 'make something out of other people’s nothing' when it comes to photography and loves the challenge of finding beauty in ugly places. And when he travels to some of the world’s wildlife hotspots he wants to see them in a new way, to put some art into his photos.

At the core of all his work is conservation so expect tales from the frontline and the full-frontal truth about how we get it wrong and get it right. Funny, inspiring, irreverent and packed with information it’s not a lecture, it’s a romp through the wild mind of Chris Packham.

Chris is recognised for his outstanding work in television broadcasting including the award winning documentary ‘Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me’, raising awareness of living with autism and Asperger’s, the popular BBC Springwatch series, and ‘Chris Packham: In search of The Lost Girl’, highlighting the impact the use of palm oil by the Western world is having on our rainforests.Chris Packham CGP_8067-4 2 - low.jpg

Chris’s book “Fingers in the Sparkle Jar” was voted the UK’s favourite nature book in a 2018 poll carried out by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Chris Packham This one 2 - low.jpgChris is a leading figure in wildlife conservation. He is acutely aware that although we have made great progress, we live in an age where our awareness of conservation is countered by a rapidly growing pressure for resources. It is clear that action is urgently required but this often falls short due to lack of funding, poor planning or political disinterest. Chris is a fervent believer that conservation urgently requires modernisation, that we put our old ideas and outdated methods behind us, admit our mistakes and move on, forging powerful partnerships with industry and the commercial sector. He sees the need to infiltrate and influence, to stop fighting and look for fair and effective compromise both in terms of conservation and wholesale care of the environment.