David Harsent on African Hunting Dogs

20 Aug 2014 18:30 - 21:00

ZSL conservation scientists and keepers team up with leading writers to talk about the animals in ZSL London Zoo. Alongside the animals, the writers speak imaginatively about their responses to them and ZSL’s experts talk about their ecology and conservation.

The audience will be able to ask questions of author, scientist and keeper and have books signed over a glass of wine.

These unique evenings will be held within the animal exhibits of ZSL London Zoo.

David Harsent:

David Harsent has published ten collections of poetry. His most recent collection 'Night' won the prestigious Griffin International Poetry Prize. He also works in music theatre, collaborating with a number of composers but most often with Harrison Birtwistle. His work has been performed at (among other venues) the Royal Opera House, Carnegie Hall, the Bregenz Festival, the Salzburg Festival, the Proms, and on BBC1 and Channel 4 TV. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Roehampton and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Featuring ZSL Specialist (tbc)

Chaired by poet and ZSL Council Member Ruth Padel: Ruth is a British poet and writer with close connections to conservation, wildlife, Greece and music. She has published a novel, eight works of non-fiction and eight poetry collections, most recently The Mara Crossing, which mixes poems and prose to explore migration.

A pair of African Hunting Dogs at ZSL London Zoo.


Venue: ZSL London Zoo African Hunting Dogs/Into Africa
Doors and cash bar opens: 6.30pm

Talks commence from 7pm (followed by q&a)
Meet the Author, book signing and cash bar until: 9pm

Alcoholic & soft drinks cash bar will be available throughout the evening

Entry point into the Zoo for this talk will be the Zoos main entrance
Directions to ZSL London Zoo

Tickets: £12

For phone bookings please contact: 0844 225 1826 - Mon to Sun (8.30am - 5pm)

For more information or further booking enquiries please email arts@zsl.org

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