Hen Harrier Eve – message to attendees and last chance to get a ticket.

Henry at The Palace - CopyLast chance to buy a ticket

There are 19 remaining seats available for the Hen Harrier Eve event at the Palace Hotel at Buxton on Saturday evening. Tickets will not be available for purchase on the door on the evening. Your last chance to get one of these tickets (£10) is to email me, mark@markavery.info, by 9pm this evening (Tuesday) and I will try to accommodate you.

Message to attendees

If you have ordered a ticket, and if you have paid for it (over 250 of you – thank you), then you should have received an email from me in the last few days (if you think not, then first check your ‘spam email’ folder, and then contact me if there is anything you need to know after you have read the rest of this post – again at mark@markavery.info).

The event is in the High Peak room in the Palace Hotel in central Buxton. Doors open at 1830 and you can pick up your ticket/programme on the door.  The event starts at 1930 and includes an interval, and will end at 2200. The room is ours until midnight.  There will be a cash bar and the opportunity to buy books from the speakers and to talk to representatives of Birders Against Wildlife crime, the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, the RSPB and lots of other nice people.

There is car parking at the Palace Hotel but places are obviously limited. If you would like parking reserved for disabled badge holders then please contact the hotel directly. There is parking available on local streets and elsewhere in central Buxton.

Many attendees at this event will be heading to the Goyt Valley for a Hen Harrier Day rally on the Sunday morning. Please let Birders Against Wildlife Crime know if you intend to attend that (free) event.


Hen Harrier Eve – 8 August 2015

1830 Doors open, and so does the bar, in the High Peak room of the Palace Hotel, Buxton for Hen Harrier Eve – an evening to celebrate the Hen Harrier..


1930 Mark Avery – an introduction and a short reading from Inglorious

1945 RSPB Skydancer video

2000 Water and Stone – readings about place

2015 Jeremy Deller in conversation with Mark Cocker

2035 -2100 Interval

2100 Mark Cocker – Birds of prey and their part in our culture

2120 Findlay Wilde – Where’s Henry – a pictorial history

2135 Chris Packham

2155 Charlie Moores from Birders Against Wildlife Crime closes the evening and says a few words about tomorrow’s Hen Harrier Day


2200-2400  Bar open, mingle.