“A fresh forum for countryside conversations with panellist & audience interaction”

10AM: Welcome panel – looking ahead to the first GWCT Game Fair

Brief intro by Rob Yorke, the moderator, to the ‘GWCT Nick Williams Theatre’, then joined byTeresa Dent (GWCT’s CEO) with others

11AM: 21st C shooting landscape – a different way. 

Ian Coghill author of ‘Moorland Matters’ joined by special guests. 

12 NOON: Farming Tomorrow for new markets.

Alistair Leake – GWCT farms director & Mariecia Fraser – uplands.

1PM: Multifunctional forestry and small scale woodlands

Anthony Geddes (Confor) with further guests to be announced. 

2PM: River conservation and catchment collaboratives

Dylan Roberts (GWCT)Peter Powell (Welsh Dee)Richard Williams.

3PM: Wildlife stewards; new partnerships

Patrick Galbraith – author and journalist in conversation with others.

4PM: Conservation land successes in Wales

Lee Oliver (GWCT projects manager) with further guests to be announced. 

10 AM: Managing fire issues – a role for land managers

Craig Hope – UK Tactical Wildfire Advisor.

11AM: Gamebird releasing in a modern era

Mike Swan (GWCT head of Education) and David Hooper (Gamekeeper).

12 NOON: Woodcock in Wales – sport and science

Owen Williams, artist, GWCT Chair Wales

1PM: Novel nature – learning to live with reintroduced wildlife

David Bavin, Alicia Leow-Dyke (Welsh Beaver Project) & Craig Shuttleworth

2PM: #LivingtheDream (with friends and foes) 

Gareth Wyn Jones in conversation and joined by Rachael Madeley-Davies and Nikki Yoxall

3PM: Food focus – from farm, river, wood, sea, field

Bryn Williams – chef – in conversation with others

4PM: GWCT tools, tech, current affairs update

Matt Goodall – advisor for Wales

10AM: Church service followed by ‘Keeping an eye out’ during uncertain times

DPJ Foundation (mental health charity) and others

11AM: Recreation and access issues today – bikes, bulls and barbeques

Richard Prideaux and others

12NOON: How well do policymakers engage with grass roots?

Ashley Hardaker & Aimee Morse – rural research.

1PM: Curlew conundrums across the UK

Rachel Taylor (BTO)Patrick Laurie (author, farmer)

2PM: Land and water managers in media’s glare – seeing the light for the heat

Jenny Knight, rural research & Martin Williams, Farmer. 

3PM: Gundog ready and Welsh wildfowling ‘fever’

Julie Collins – Dog and Field, Gethin Jones – wildfowler

4PM: GWCT end of show outtake and debrief

Sue Evans (GWCT Director Wales) and all comers (perhaps including some selected from the audience)