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Wild Norwood: Winter Birds in West Norwood Cemetery

9.30am-11am
FREE, but booking essential as places limited, please click on the headline for more info and the booking link.
Join West Norwood's best known birder, Lev Parikian, for a special seasonal bird watching session in the cemetery.
This is a FREE event, but booking essential as places are limited, click on the headline for more info and booking link ...

The fourth (and sadly our last for 2023) in our series of seasonal guided bird walks for this year, join Lev Parikian as we search for birdlife as West Norwood Cemetery moves into early Autumn.

Booking essential as places are limited - HERE

The walk will last 90 minutes and while much of it will be on paths, we may need to get closer to some birds off the trails, so please come prepared. We highly recommend that you bring binoculars, but we will have a pair you can borrow.

After the walk, we will adjourn for refreshments and there will be a chance to ask Lev questions and also to buy signed copies of Lev's books.

This walk is part of Wild Norwood, the FREE community festival celebrating nature in our urban, inner London borough. Click on the Wild Norwood link above for more information on what else is happening over the two week festival - Sunday 26 November - Sunday 10 December.

This is a completely FREE guided walk, brought to the community as part of the ongoing National Heritage Lottery funded project. You can find out more on the project website: www.westnorwoodcemetery.org

If you have any queries on accessibility, or anything else, please contact Kim Hart on khart@lambeth.gov.uk


More on Lev Parikian:

Lev Parikian is a writer and conductor living in London.

His six books cover a range of subjects: Why Do Birds Suddenly Disappear? is the story of his return to birdwatching after an absence of 30 years; Into The Tangled Bank explores our relationship with the natural world; Light Rains Sometimes Fall is a year of nature on his local patch; Music To Eat Cake By is a collection of essays on subjects given to him by readers; and Waving, Not Drowning is a lighthearted look at the mysterious world of orchestral conducting. Into The Tangled Bank was longlisted for the 2021Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing. His sixth book, Taking Flight, about flight in the animal kingdom, was published in May 2023.

Lev's sixth book, Taking Flight, about flight in the animal kingdom, was published in May 2023 and has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2023. The winner will be announced on 22 November 2023.

Lev also writes a regular column for The Guardian’s Country Diary, has reviewed for the Times Literary Supplement and features for Bird Watching magazine.

As a conductor, Lev is devoted to the rich world of amateur music-making, and works with several London-based orchestras. He has also produced two CDs, with the BBC Concert Orchestra and the City of Oxford Orchestra, of music by Stuart Hancock and Roland Roberts. A particular highlight was conducting the theme tune for The Missing Hancocks for BBC Radio 4 with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Lev was also the instigator of the popular ‘Twitter Birdsong Project’, day-by day guide designed to help beginners unravel the mysteries of British birdsong.

Website: https://levparikian.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LevParikian

 
 

event date: 

Saturday, December 9, 2023