Ahead of the main Ted Hughes Poetry Festival weekend (23 – 25 June 2017), we’ve programmed a series of one-off events that highlight our engagement with place. The first of these is a morning of birding and poetry at RSPB Old Moor on Saturday 20 May, with poet (‘Waterloo Teeth’, ‘Frieze’), Professor of Romantic Literature (Leeds University), Editor of ‘Stand’ magazine and avid birder John Whale.

Starting at 10.30 with a quick orientation, participants will then go birding on the reserve for an hour before returning to base for a workshop. Tickets: £5. To reserve your place, please book through our TicketTailor event page (places are limited; to avoid disappointment, we recommend that you book in advance).

Meet at main reception at RSPB Old Moor (for those arriving early, the cafe will be open). We’re in the Lapwing room in the adjacent converted farm building. Tea and coffee will be available.

We suggest that you bring waterproofs (to be on the safe side). The walks are on proper paths that may be slightly muddy, in places, but no need for hiking boots. Bring binoculars if you have them, and, of course, a notebook and pen.

RSPB Old Moor
Old Moor Lane, Bolton upon Dearne, S73 0YF
Saturday 20 May 2017
10.30am – 1.30pm

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