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An evening with Chris Packham at Hunstanton's Princess Theatre





Natural history presenter Chris Packham is to make a return to West Norfolk, but this time in a solo capacity.

The presenter of BBC's Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch, which this year came from Wild Ken Hill in Snettisham, is to appear in a show at Hunstanton's Princess Theatre.

Bookings will soon taken for An Evening With Chris Packham, which will be on Thursday, April 7, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £31.50.

Chris Packham presents his show at the Princess Theatre Hunstanton in April 2022 (49965938)
Chris Packham presents his show at the Princess Theatre Hunstanton in April 2022 (49965938)

A television presenter, naturalist, conservationist, award winning photographer and author this new show is designed for impact.

Challenging conventional ideas about where beauty is found, what good photography and art is and what it is for. 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.

Chris Packham presents his show at the Princess Theatre Hunstanton in April 2022 (49965987)
Chris Packham presents his show at the Princess Theatre Hunstanton in April 2022 (49965987)

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 his wild mind.

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Chris is a fervent believer that conservation urgently requires modernisation, that we put our old ideas and outdated methods behind us, admit our mistakes and move on, forging powerful partnerships with industry and the commercial sector.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.

His 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.

Keep checking the website for when tickets are on sale. The box office number is 01485 532252.

Hopefully he will now now where to charge his e-car when he returns. He complained he couldn't find anywhere to charge his Tesla when he arrived for Springwatch but later admitted he was not looking in the right places.



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