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Award-winning writer Horatio Clare to be interviewed live online as part of a series of nature, environment and climate change talks

Horatio Clare, award-winning author, nature writer, broadcaster and journalist, will be interviewed by BBC Radio producer Alison Finch for Lairg and District Learning Centre’s Climate Challenge Fund project, “Seasons of Change”, on Thursday 17th December at 7pm.

The interview is the first of a series of online talks which will look at nature, the environment and climate change. Tickets for this zoom event are free and available on Eventbrite. The first 15 people to apply will be sent a copy of Horatio’s Book, “The Light in The Dark, A Winter Journal”.

“Light in The Dark” is a magical, lyrical and moving memoir which provides Horatio with a refuge from the winter blues. Each winter he feels a creeping sadness as the long cold season, with shrinking daylight, drains the light from the world and from him. The memoir offers a deep connection with nature and the landscape around us as he looks outwards, appreciating the rhythms of winter, the brush of frost and the subtle colours of the season. He raises a torch against darkness.

Born in London, Horatio grew up on a sheep farm in the Black Mountains, South Wales and now lives in West Yorkshire. He worked as a BBC Radio producer on “Front Row, “Night Waves and “The Verb” and is a regular contributor to Radio 4’s “From Our Own Correspondent”. He has travelled on an ice breaking ship to the Arctic, where he witnessed the melting ice of our fragile planet, was writer in residence for the international shipping company Maersk, followed the trail of a swallow from South Africa to his childhood home in Wales, visited the Galapagos Islands for Conde Naste, and retraced the steps taken by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1705 on his journey across northern Germany, visualizing the landscape and wildlife the young and as yet unknown composer would have seen. Throughout his work Horatio records moments in the unfolding of climate change.

This talk is part of Lairg and District Learning Centre’s “Seasons of Change” project delivered through the Climate Challenge Fund. The CCF is a Scottish Government grant programme, administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful. It provides funding and support for community groups to help tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions.

To register for one for tickets please go to Lairg & District Learning Centre’s Eventbrite page here.

07 December 2020

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