Patrick Barkham on Roger Deakin

Friday 16 June 7.30pm

Venue: The Corn Hall

BarkhamRoger Deakin wrote the nature writing classics Waterlog and Wildwood. But before he painstakingly restored his ancient farmhouse on the edge of Mellis common in Suffolk, he was also a maverick ad-man and seller of stripped-pine furniture. Later he became an inspirational teacher, filmmaker, music promoter and eco-warrior. Today, he lives on as the patron saint of wild swimming.

Patrick Barkham brings alive this great romantic in an illustrated talk and tells stories of Roger and his generation – arguably the most distinctive that ever lived.

Patrick Barkham is an award-winning author and natural history writer for the Guardian. His books include The Butterfly Isles, Badgerlands, Islander and Wild Child. He is President of Norfolk Wildlife Trust and lives in Norfolk with his family.

The Swimmer, Patrick’s eagerly anticipated biography of Roger Deakin will be published on May 25.

Approx 1hr incl Q&A. There will be a book signing at the end of the event.

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16 Jun 2023


7:30 pm - 6:00 pm




The Corn Hall
Diss, Norfolk, UK