GWCT NICK WILLIAMS THEATRE
“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)