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Back from the Brink: Bristol


Back from the Brink is one of the most ambitious conservation projects EVER, working to save species from extinction in the UK. Come and help us celebrate the amazing work they're doing and learn about what you can do to protect nature around you.

Join us at We the Curious on 26 October for drop-in activities including print-making and meet some of the projects behind Back from the Brink, and some other local conservation heroes! You can also book onto a nature writing or animation workshop and pick up some new skills. Come and see an exhibition and screenings of the impressive competition winners, and awe-inspiring work from the Back from the Brink professional photographers and filmmakers. If you’re keen to get outside join us for a wildlife photography safari around Bristol’s historic Harbourside.

All activities and workshops are FREE and open to all, everyone welcome! Let’s protect what’s on our doorstep.

Wildlife Photography Safari with Iain Green
Learn the basics of wildlife photography and join Iain Green for an informative and fun wonder round Bristol harbour to capture some of its wild residents. 
11am - BOOK HERE

Making sense of the State of Nature with Sophie Pavelle BOOK HERE 
It is time for British nature to take centre stage - and this year, the long awaited State of Nature Report is fronted by a group of young conservationists. It reveals the devastating battle that our natural world is fighting; one in seven species in the UK are at risk of extinction and 58% of species are in decline. Despite this sobering reality, there is reason for hope. In a short talk and informal discussion, Sophie will guide us through the significance of the report and what it means for British nature, as well as offering simple, practical ways in which we can all champion our natural world and be its greatest advocates.

12pm - 2pm Nature writing in a climate emergency with Zakiya Mckenzie BOOK HERE - FULLY BOOKED
Explore how writers reconcile an appreciation for what is here (and now) with thoughts of impending no-return scenarios.

2pm - 4pm Animation workshop with Tom O'Meara  BOOK HERE
Tom O'Meara created the amazing Wind in the Willows trailer earlier this year, his incredible CV also includes credits on Isle of Dogs and a short film to promote the David Hockey retrospective at Tate Britain (Hockney said the film was ‘really cool’). Learn about the basic principles of animation whilst collaborating on a film made in a few short hours.

3.30pm - 5.30pm Intro to film-making with Euella Jackson BOOK HERE
Aged 14 -19? Have ideas but don' t know how to show them off ? Think film might be the way to do it? Then this workshop is for you! 

All day - no booking required
Back from the Brink competition and professional film screenings 
Annex 1
Come and watch the stand-out films from the Back from the Brink film and photography competition. Screenings will also include Back from the Brink films, highlighting some of the amazing species we have here in the UK.  

Back from the Brink photography exhibition Rosalind Franklin Room
We will be displaying the Back from the Brink film and photography competition winning photographs, as well as professional photographs of some of the incredible Back from the Brink projects and species. 

Printing with Rosanna Morris Rosalind Franklin Room 
Rosanna Morris will be running a drop in printmaking workshop throughout the day bringing you up close with the beauty of some of our most endangered British species. Participants will have the opportunity to print pre-prepared woodblocks and linocut prints by hand using traditional Japanese techniques and a wooden spoon. Workshop for Ages 8+


Saturday 26 October 2019
We the Curious
11am - 5.30pm

We'll be popping up with Back from the Brink in Bristol this October to bring you films, photography and workshops celebrating the natural world around us.

What are you looking for?

Please note that arkive.org is now closed

If you’re looking for information about a species, try National Geographic Photo Ark or IUCN Red List