New Networks for Nature


2021 Dates - November 19th to 21st

We are a broad alliance of creators, including poets, authors, scientists, film makers, visual artists, environmentalists, musicians and composers, whose work draws strongly on the natural environment.

Our annual meetings grew out of dissatisfaction with the low political priority placed upon nature in the UK. Today our wildlife and landscapes are so often evaluated exclusively in economic or scientific terms when, in fact, they are a resource at the very heart of human creativity. The natural world is central to the nation’s cultural life.  

New Networks for Nature wishes to reflect these truths and celebrate them.

New Networks for Nature 2021, Nature Matters - Local to Global

Widcombe Social Club, Bath
Widcombe Social Club, Bath

2021 Dates - November 19th to 21st

We are delighted to announce that tickets for New Networks for Nature 2021, Nature Matters - Local to Global, are now on sale.

The event will take place on Friday November 19  to Sunday November 21 at the Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, BATH, BA2 6AA.

All of the New Networks for Nature team are thrilled we can meet again in person, and look forward to seeing you.

The inspirational and wide-ranging programme encompasses literature, art, film, music, conservation and science.

This year we are offering pre-conference events, including a birdwatch on the Somerset Levels and nature writing workshops.

We begin the full programme on Friday night with Seb Choudhury in conversation with two award winning authors and broadcasters, Anita Sethi, whose book, I Belong Here, was published this year to wide acclaim, and David Lindo, otherwise known as the Urban Birder, who not only champions urban wildlife but also hosts a popular podcast covering all things conservation. David is a regular presenter on TV and radio.

Over the following two days we will be exploring many other topics, such as youth and the climate crisis, natural-history television and its role in conservation, the future of ecotourism, plastics in the environment and nature, religion and spirituality. Please click HERE for the full programme.

On Saturday night we are thrilled to announce a very special event. David Gray, multi award-winning singer/songwriter is with Mary Colwell for an evening of conversation, nature and music. David’s passion for the natural world began in childhood and underlies his creative life. This will be a privileged glimpse into what inspires one of the greatest British artists ahead of his world tour in 2022.

Please note: this event is ticketed separately and will be held in St Swithin’s Church in the centre of Bath. For more details, see the Event page.


The health and wellbeing of attendees, volunteers and staff is our priority. The event will be held in accordance with the latest Covid-19 guidelines from the government and the guidelines in place at our venue. In the event of cancellation, all tickets are fully refundable. To see full details of our refund policy, see the Event page.

2021 Dates - November 19th to 21st

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