Our 2019 Event
NATURE MATTERS 2019: TIME FOR NATURE
Thursday 31st Oct-Sunday 3rd Nov 2019
This year the event was held in St Peter’s School in York, the first time in the north of England, and the exciting programme reflected the history and wildlife of the region. We were proud to announce a number of firsts. Our first full length gig on the opening night with the extraordinary experimental folk musician and singer with nightingales, Sam Lee and special guests. Then our first legacy public artwork by ATM Streetart, and we offered our first Sunday excursion. For the first time we also offered concessionary ticket prices to students and unwaged delegates.
We time travelled throughout the event, dipped into the deep past, explored the most pertinent issues of now, and looked to the future with sessions on eco-archaeology, environmental protest and nature for children. There was beauty and wonder, music and words, art and film, poetry and polemic and, because we all need it, some humour too. The Saturday finale was an in-conversation event with Fergal Sharkey, former singer with the Undertones, who is now an eco warrior for rivers.