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05 Aug 16

15.00-15.45: An audience with... Ray Mears

This session offers a chance to hear from bushcraft and survival expert Ray Mears on where his love of the natural world came from, how the North Downs inspired his survival skills and why he is so passionate about passing his knowledge on to others.

Ray Mears

05 Aug 16

16.15-17.15: Debate - From drought to flood: Should the way we farm Britain's landscape change in the face of a changing climate?

Answering this question will be environmentalist Tony Juniper, Chair of the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board, Sir Peter Kendall, Director of Strategy & Investment at the Environment Agency, Alison Baptiste and the National Trust's Rural Enterprise Director, Patrick Begg.

Bassenthwaite lake Cumbrian Flood 5 Dec 2015

05 Aug 16

18.00-19.00: Capability Brown and his times: An illustrated concert

For the perfect end to a busy day relax with a musical celebration of the great landscape gardener 'Capability' Brown. Soprano Susanne Mecklenburg and pianist William Hancox will perform works by his contemporaries including Handel, Purcell and Mozart alongside a photographic commentary of his life and work by photographer Gareth Davies.

Susanne Mecklenburg