Badgerlands by Patrick Barkham

Memebers may be interested to hear Patrick Barkham speak at the Morley Literature Festival, here are the details that were emailed to me:

Patrick Barkham: Badgerlands – a Talk
Sunday 13th October at 11.30am
Morley Town Hall, south Leeds
Part of Morley Literature Festival

Britain is the home of the badger, with more per square kilometre than in any other country, and 2013 has seen badger culling brought to the nation’s attention by Brian May and thousands of protestors. Yet many of us have never seen one alive and in the wild. Nocturnal creatures, badgers vanish into their labyrinthine underground setts at the first hint of a human.

The Guardian’s Patrick Barkham follows in the footsteps of his badger-loving grandmother to meet the feeders, farmers and scientsts who know their way around Badgerlands: a mysterious world in which these distinctively striped creatures snuffle, dig and live out their complex social lives.

Tickets: £4 available in advance via 0844 848 2706 or on the door.

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