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Top UK wildlife photographers talk at Calke Abbey

Friday, 1st March 2013


Tickets are now on sale for an evening of spell-binding imagery, music and personal anecdote at Calke Abbey, to be held on Wednesday 24 April, 7.30pm.

The 2020VISION roadshow, the UK’s most ambitious conservation photography project, features the work of some of the UK’s top nature photographers, and for one night only, they will be in conversation and talking about their work in the Riding School at Calke Abbey. 

The event complements the stunning street gallery exhibition of more than one hundred images of the natural world that will be on display in The Delph Market Square, Swadlincote from 18 March – 7 April and at Calke Abbey from 10 – 29 April.

The evening will present a fascinating insight into the ethos behind 2020VISION and how it has captured inspiring stories across the country where some of our greatest and wildest natural ecosytems are being repaired and re-connected.

The National Forest is highlighted in the exhibition, alongside the Caledonian pinewoods, sustainable fishing in the Shetlands, Peak District peatland restoration and the Great Fen project, amongst others.

Peter Cairns, project co-ordinator for 2020VISION, said: “We approached The National Forest right at the start, excited by the scale of the work here. It is a superb example of regeneration and transformation on a landscape-scale, where the natural environment, people and communities are all interconnected and all benefit.

“Working on 2020VISION has been an inspiration! Our evening at Calke Abbey will give us the opportunity to share this experience and talk about some of the great work being done throughout the country.”

The evening will be hosted by Andy Rouse with guest photographers Peter Cairns, Danny Green and Alex Mustard.

Tickets cost £12 including refreshments and are available by email: or tel: 01332 863822.

For more information on 2020VISION in The National Forest see

The 2020VISION exhibition is brought to The National Forest by a partnership including South Derbyshire District Council, the National Trust, H K Wentworth Limited and the National Forest Company.

Picture credit: Danny Green/2020VISION