- Literature & Talks
- Monday 10 May, 7:00pm
The Nightingale by Mercury-nominated folk musician, Extinction Rebellion activist and conservationist Sam Lee is the story of our changing environment told via the nightingale, the elusive bird that is fast disappearing from the British countryside. Hear Sam talk about his new book in a year when more than ever they denote hope, the arrival of Spring and a new dawn after a difficult winter. Sam Lee teaches music at Goldsmiths and has done at SOAS, Oxford University and Newcastle University. Lee is known as a traditional music specialist dedicated to collecting, restoring and sharing ancient music from Britain and Ireland especially from the Irish traveller communities. Sam is a BBC Folk Award Winner whose most recent release Old Wow was included in MOJO magazine’s year-end Top 30 albums of 2020.
Harriet Lamb has been CEO of climate solutions charity Ashden for two years having previously served as CEO at peace-building organisation International Alert, and prior to that leading Fairtrade in the UK and internationally. Harriet is widely recognised for the strides she has taken in Fairtrade, and is the winner of a number of awards including a CBE. She was named Orange Businesswoman of the Year, Cosmopolitan EcoQueen, and is the first woman Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Harriet’s latest book, From Anger to Action, Inside the Global Movements for Social Justice, Peace, and a Sustainable Planet, will be published by Rowman and Littlefield in June.
Photo credit for Sam Lee: Dominick Tyler