30 Sept | Brocklehurst | The Anima Event: Celebrating Two Wildlife Heroes


Celebrating filmmaker and conservationist Eric Ashby, and poet, actor and political activist Heathcote Williams.

Eric Ashby and Heathcote Williams

Anima: Celebrating Two Wildlife Heroes
Eric Ashby and Heathcote Williams
Saturday 30 September | 10 am – 5 pm

Village Community Centre
Highwood Road | Brockenhurst,
SO42 7RY

Anima Event includes nearly 30 stalls, workshops, talks, films, an art exhibition, and lots of good eats which won’t cost the earth. Discover how individual lifestyles affect our earth and the animals we share it with. See how we can take action in our own lives plus actively support organisations on the front line.

Entrance to Anima is a suggested donation of £2.50 per person and £5 for a family.

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Anima Event will benefit the environmental charity No More Dodos, which uniquely uses Art and Sport to inspire individual action to bring about change for the good of the planet.

Eric Ashby 1918 – 2003, conservationist and prolific filmmaker, shared his love of the New Forest with the world through his wildlife films, many of them made for the BBC.  He believed that wild animals should be filmed behaving naturally, and his high standards of still photography and film-making in the wild became his hallmark. His numerous films included The Unknown Forest, A Hare’s Life, A Forest Diary, The Private Life Of The Fox, and the biographical The Silent Watcher.  

Heathcote Williams 1941-1917, poet, playwright, essayist, actor, artist, magician, political activist and much else besides, was described as a ‘polymathic English genius’ in his Guardian obituary. He was admired by Al Pacino, Harold Pinter, Ted Hughes, Mike Figgis, Derek Jarman, Ralph Steadman , Jeremy Hardy and literally hundreds of other leading figures in the arts world, who found inspiration in his work. He wrote many epic poems celebrating animals and the planet and questioning what we are doing to it, the most famous being the bestseller Whale Nation. Anima will be showing performances of a number of his poems on a screen in the art exhibition. This will include The Last Dodo, a poem he wrote inspired by the mission of No More Dodos for whom he was an arts ambassador. More about and by Heathcote Williams here…

The Last Dodo by Heathcote Williams


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