Award winning wildlife photographer David Bailey who has appeared on BBC wildlife programmes is coming to Fordingbridge on 21 February.
He will be returning to the building where he attended primary school – now the Avonway Community Centre – to lecture on his work.
David’s deep-seated interest in animals and birds goes back to childhood days spent in the New Forest with his grandfather, the well-known forester Len Witt, who lived in Frogham.
After moving to Wales eight years ago, David’s interest in photography grew. Although self-taught, he was so successful that he turned professional in 2007. Four years later he won the Welsh Wildlife Photographic Award, followed by several other awards.
He now travels throughout Wales and the UK working with wildlife groups and says, “I’m the man who hides behind the bushes!”
Last year he broke into television, featuring on the BBC’s ‘Rhys Jones Wildlife Patrol 2013’ series, followed by appearances on ‘Springwatch’ with Nick Baker and a solo piece on ‘Springwatch Extra’.
He is now Wildlife Consultant to the Rhys Jones Wildlife Patrol 2014 series and also appears on the programme – the second series should air on the BBC this summer.
Tickets £6 in advance- from Avonway Office (01425 652 706) or Maureen Burt on 01425 654288 – or £7 at the door. Refreshments available – bar open.