Exe Valley


Meetings are currently being held face to face at Tiverton Football Club, third Wednesday of the month at 1.45 for 2.00pm. Please note that the June meeting will be the last one to be held at this venue. From July we shall be meeting at Old Heathcoats Community Centre, same time and date

Dates for your Diary
Wed Aug 17th Our Speaker for August at our new venue of Old Heathcoats Community Centre is Andrew Cooper and his topic is...

'BBC Natural History - my wild life' An entertaining romp
through the natural world working with wildlife and even
more dangerous celebrities. Using elephants as transport
while tracking giant killer bees and getting close to big
predators is all in a day's work. This behind the scenes
glimpse of the wild world through the eyes of a BBC television
producer is not so much a story, more a revelation.
Wed Sep 21st Our Speaker fro September is Alex Leger and is topic is connecting with the viewers.

A brief description of how one BBC programme was organised and how key elements in the content came about. In this serendipitous process many lessons were learned. Fire-fighting next to a collapsing building gave a lesson on the necessity for proper research while deep in the African bush there was a missed opportunity with an isolated community, many of whom had never seen a white person. To complete the spectrum, the talk recalls near death experiences with presenters, such as with Matt Baker who was learning to fly a hang glider, and ends with a powerful story with a sting in its tail. The infamous beard of bees.

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