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17th August 2018

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm The State of Nature - Question Time - chaired by Dominic Dyer

Friday night is Question Time night at Birdfair – an event too thrilling to miss!!

Join an extraordinary range of national experts as they answer your questions about the State of Nature in Britain and focus on changes in our environment since Birdfair was launched way back in 1989.

The evening will bring together well known figures from the broadcasting, media, business and political fields to discuss key nature conservation & wildlife protection issues at home & abroad with the audience.

  • Chris Packham – Broadcaster, naturalist and author
  • Simon King – Broadcaster and film maker
  • Patrick Barkham  – Journalist and author
  • Craig Bennett – CEO of Friends of Earth UK
  • Mark Cocker  – Author and naturalist
  • Kerry McCarthy MP  – Member Environment Select Committee and Environment Audit Committee
  • Mary Colwell – Natural history film producer and writer

If you have a burning question you would like to put to the panel in advance of the event, please email and, if selected, join the audience to ask your question directly to our chairman for the evening Dominic Dyer (CEO Badger Trust & British Wildlife Advocate Born Free Foundation).

The event will take place on Friday 17th August in the main Events marquee starting at 7.30pm to 10.00pm with a 30-minute break at 9.00pm, when panellists will be signing copies of their books.

If you would like to come along to hear the hot topics asked by the audience tickets are now on sale at £15.00, all proceeds will go towards this year’s Mar Chiquita project.   Buy Tickets

Chris Packham

Simon King

Patrick Barkham

Craig Bennett

Mark Cocker

Kerry McCarthy MP

Mary Colwell








Dominic Dyer

Chaired by Dominic Dyer:

Dominic Dyer is the Chief Executive of the Badger Trust and British Wildlife Advocate at the Born Free Foundation. He is also author of the book “Badgered to Death” The people and politics of the badger cull.  Dominic is one of the UK’s leading wildlife protection campaigners, writers and broadcasters.  You can follow him on twitter at @domdyer70

18th August 2018

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday night is Party night!

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Birdfair you are invited to come along to a free party!

Courtesy of our sponsors Colombia, we are having a Colombian party with live Colombian music, a complimentary drink and Colombian canapes.

And a sneak peek of Colombia’s new documentary  The Birders.


Numbers are limited so it is essential you let us know you are coming by registering and downloading your free ticket for this evening event here.

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