Monday 25th March, 7pm. Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham. Ticket £8.
An evening with Philippa Forrester.
Empowering stories from women who work in nature.
What does it take to be a woman living and working in the wilderness? From the sixteenth-century botanist who was the first woman to circumnavigate the globe to modern-day women responding to bear attacks in Yellowstone, working to rewild reserves in South Africa, or photographing Caribou in the Arctic, Philippa introduces us to some amazing wild women.
Philippa Forrester’s broadcasting career spans three decades of primetime TV including Robot Wars and Tomorrow’s World. With her husband, she has also written and produced a string of award-winning science and nature documentaries for the BBC, Animal Planet and Discovery. Philippa has published three books and has degrees in English literature and Ecology and Conservation. For six years, Philippa lived and worked in Wyoming encountering wolves, grizzly bears, moose and the odd cowboy. She returned to live in the UK in the summer of 2020. Back home, she is rediscovering her own patch of wilderness and the joys of the English countryside, especially her favourite wild animal: otters.