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Thursday 14th September, 2023
to Thursday 14th September, 2023
Brewery Arts Centre - Theatre - Kendal
11:00am - 7:00pm (GMT+0:00) Europe/London (Greenwich Mean Time)

Event Details


On the 14th September, we’re hosting an incredible day of events delving into the world of nature and conservation writing alongside a cast of 25 accomplished and award-winning writers, broadcasters, conservationists, activists, and artists at the forefront of the nature writing movement.

Each electrifying panel discussion will culminate in the announcement of this year’s prestigious James Cropper Wainwright Prize - the UK’s most prominent and beloved literary Prize celebrating nature and conservation writing - followed by signings, videos, workshops, art exhibitions, immersive activities, and merch at the James Cropper Wainwright Prize Festival Hub. 

For an inspiring and interactive day of talks and activities, click the link below to buy your festival ticket for the full day from the best seat in the house:

The all day ticket is just £35 and gives you access to all the events and entry to the festival site all day. Alternatively, you can purchase individual tickets for one of the three James Cropper Wainwright Prize Festival sessions:

  1. Nature Books for Future Generations - Morning - £12.50
  2. In Celebration of Conservation - Early Afternoon £12.50
  3. The Legacy and Future of Nature Books - Late Afternoon - £15


Charlotte Smith | Dara McAnulty | Amy Liptrot | Benedict Macdonald | Amy-Jane Beer | Gaia Vince | Charles Clover | Kiran Millwood Hargrave | Dr Anjana Khatwa | Elizabeth-Jane Burnett | James Aldred | Keggie Carew | Sir John Lawton | M. G. Leonard | Nicola Davies | Amanda Thomson | Stephen Moss | Lee Schofield | Tim Kendall | Sarah Langford | Fiona Matthews | Guy Shrubsole | Barry Falls | Tom de Freston | Emily Sutton | Olga Prinku | Dorien Brouwers | Roisin Taylor | Craig Bennett | Mark Cropper | Amber Harrison 

Proudly presented by James Cropper.

Finally, take advantage of the exclusive opportunity to buy James Cropper Wainwright Prize Merchandise to pick up on arrival at the event:Green T-Shirt

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