Event

Wild Child – Patrick Barkham (cancelled)

Sunday 24 May
The Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens
1.30 - 2.30pm
£8.50

It is with regret that we announce that Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020 (and the City of Literature Weekend) has been cancelled

For a full statement, please visit the Norfolk & Norwich Festival website.

Celebrated nature writer and Guardian columnist Patrick Barkham draws on his own experience as a parent and a forest school volunteer to explore the relationship between children and nature. Unfolding over the course of a year of snowsuits, muddy wellies, and sunhats, his book Wild Child: Coming Home to Nature is both an intimate story of children finding their place in the natural world, and a celebration of the delight we can all find in even modest patches of green.

Read: ‘Five simple ways to help your child get into the wild – Patrick Barkham’ (Guardian, January 2015)

Patrick BarkhamPatrick Barkham was born in 1975 in Norfolk and was educated at Cambridge University. He is a features writer for the Guardian, where he has reported on everything from the Iraq War to climate change. He is the author of The Butterfly Isles: A Summer in Search of Our Emperors and Admirals, Badgerlands: The Twilight World of Britain’s Most Enigmatic Animal, Coastlines: The Story of Our Shore and Islander: A Journey Around Our Archipelago. He lives in Norfolk with his wife and three children.

‘A rare delight of a book’ – Alan Titchmarsh on The Butterfly Isles: A Summer in Search Of Our Emperors and Admiral

‘Striking and inventive… [Coastlines is an] informative, enthusiastic and at times rapturous celebration of our shores’ – Blake Morrison, the Guardian on Coastlines: The Story of Our Shore

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This event is part of our curated journey titled ‘The Nature of Things’. Book all four suggested events together and receive an automatic £1.00 discount on each ticket. Read more


City of Literature weekend is a Norfolk & Norwich Festival and National Centre for Writing presentation, programmed by the National Centre for Writing.

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May 24, 2020 1:30 pm May 24, 2020 1:30 pm Europe/London Wild Child – Patrick Barkham (cancelled) Writers' Centre Norwich –

It is with regret that we announce that Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020 (and the City of Literature Weekend) has been cancelled For a full statement, please visit the Norfolk & Norwich Festival website. Celebrated nature writer and Guardian columnist Patrick Barkham draws on his own experience as a parent and a forest school volunteer […]

The Adnams Spiegeltent, Chapelfield Gardens Writers Centre Norwich