Popular and much-travelled broadcaster, Kate Humble, is appearing at Swindon Festival of Literature at the Arts Centre on Wednesday 8 May, 6.30pm, in association with Swindon Link.
Kate is best known for her appearances on BBC TV’s Springwatch, the ‘Wild In’ series, presenting live lambing on a farm in Wales as well as natural science documentaries from around the world.
In Swindon she will be talking about moving out of London and her experiences of taking over a small holding in Monmouthshire with her husband Ludo.
In 2010 they helped run a community campaign to save a council owned farm in the beautiful Wye Valley from being broken up. They persuaded the local council to let them take on the lease for the farm which continues to be tenanted and run to support other rural businesses.
Humble by Nature
Under the banner of Humble by Nature the farm is a centre for rearing sheep and cattle and also for courses on food and cookery, rural skills and crafts, and working with animals.
Swindon Link publisher Roger Ogle said Kate’s talk will resonate with many themes reported in the magazine.
“Kate will describe how she has taken practical steps to emphasise the importance of looking after the British countryside and keeping traditional skills alive, which we believe is important in a fast changing world.
“Over the years we’ve reported community campaigns to prevent the loss of green space to the west and north of the town, keeping people in touch with the plans to build more and more houses, and have been keen supporters of Lower Shaw Farm in its educational and environmental work.”