Nightingale Festival - The Women Who Saved The Birds. Talk and book signing with Tessa Boase

Saturday 4 May

10.30 am

Price: £5 per person

Booking essential

As part of our Nightingale Festival and supported by Horsham District Year of Culture 2019, we'll be joined by author Tessa Boase to explore and celebrate the role that women have played in conservation.

'The Women Who Saved the Birds'

Twelve years before the suffragette movement began dominating headlines, a very different women's campaign caught the public imagination. Its aim was simple: to stamp out the cruel fashion for feathered hats. This is the extraordinary story of the RSPB's birth - the subject of Tessa Boase's new book, Mrs Pankhurst's Purple Feather. Tessa has unearthed a cast of forgotten characters, rare images and a surprising political secret.

Tessa's talk will be followed by an opportunity to have your copy of the book signed.

Time: 10.30 am - 11.30 am

Cost: £5 per person (includes tea/coffee)

Booking is essential - please call the Visitor Centre on 01798 875851


RSPB Pulborough Brooks nature reserve

Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 50.93729, -0.49562 (Google Maps)
  • Postcode: RH20 2EL
  • County: West Sussex

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