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  Exhibition of linocuts by Richard Allen for the book “The Long Spring” by Laurence Rose
16-18th March 2018 “The Shed” Wivenhoe Bookshop

Richard will be exhibiting a series of linocuts depicting Laurences travels through Europe as he follows the Spring from Spain to Norway. There will also be some new “Garden Birds” linocuts for sale, as well as prints and cards.

PV:Fri 16th March 6.30-7.30pm The Shed, Wivenhoe Bookshop, exh continues Sat 17th 11-4pm, Sun 18th 11-4pm

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Laurence Rose “The Long Spring” (Bloomsbury, Mar 2018)

A talk by the author at The Nottage, Wivenhoe, 7.30pm Fri 16th March 2018
(details from Wivenhoe Bookshop)

In The Long Spring, Laurence evokes the landscapes, sounds and colours of Europe at its most vibrant. And as a lifelong naturalist, his journeys tracking the world’s most significant and beautiful phenomenon – spring – were a chance to explore the past, present and future of our connections to nature, reflecting on three decades of work and travel in Europe and his own long relationship with wildlife.

Laurence Rose is a naturalist and conservationist whose work has ranged from creating urban greenspace to advocating global treaties. He has worked for the RSPB in roles as diverse as nature reserve management, international capacity building and community engagement. Laurence is also active in the arts, as a creator, curator and administrator, often working with artists inspired by nature.

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Birdwalk Sat 17th March 10am £8pp limited places, please book
A gentle two and a half hour stroll along the river to watch and identify the many waders and wildfowl that winter on the estuary, we may also hear the first Chiffchaffs, new in from North Africa.