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WI Centennial Fair

Bill Oddie, guest presenter at the WI Centennial Fair.
Date and Time: 
3 - 6 September 2015
Venue: 
Harrogate International Centre, Yorkshire
Tickets: 

Advance tickets: Adult £13.75, Child £7

Details: 

TV presenter Bill Oddie made a special guest appearance on behalf of World Land Trust (WLT) at the WI Centennial Fair in Harrogate on 3 September 2015.

On the first day of the fair, Bill was on stage in the Lifestyle Theatre at 10.45am. In a performance entitled Travel Across Four Continents, Bill took the audience on a tour of WLT conservation projects that he has visited across the world. 

He shed light on key aspects of WLT’s conservation strategy including the importance of land purchase and partnerships, the use of wildlife corridors to increase the size of protected areas and ecosystem restoration.

Interspersed with images and video clips, the performance closed with a film made to mark the 25th anniversary of World Land Trust entitled Bill Oddie: My Travels with World Land Trust from A-Z Argentina to Zambia. 

Bill is a script writer, wildlife presenter, author and conservationist and above all an avid ornithologist. His public appearances are always highly entertaining. Bill has supported WLT since its founding in 1989 and became a Council member in 2011. 

Other special guests performing at the fair included the former BBC journalist Kate Adie. Representing the Woodland Trust, she talked about the legacy of women in World War One.

The event, which was held in the Harrogate International Centre, North Yorkshire, was celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the Women’s Institute. 

More information

Bill Oddie’s performance was at 10.45am on Thursday 3 September in the Lifestyle Theatre.

The WLT stand was in the Travel and Outdoors section (Hall C, stand C205). To find out more about the fair, visit WI Centennial Fair website »

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