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An evening with Iolo Williams

Join conservationist and broadcaster Iolo Williams next Wednesday evening as he talks about his passion for birds of prey and highlights the ongoing illegal persecution of these special birds.

He’s a brilliant speaker – not to be missed!

Tickets cost £16.31 (a bit of a weird price but breaks down as £15 for ticket + £1.31 Eventbrite admin fee!) and all proceeds will go to campaign group Birders Against Wildlife Crime (BAWC).

Date: Wednesday 16th January 2019

Time: 7.30 – 10pm

Venue: Village Hotel, Chester St David’s, Ewloe, Deeside, CH5 3YB

To buy your tickets please click here

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13 Responses to “An evening with Iolo Williams”


  1. 1 Colin Key
    January 12, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    I cannot stand this man; even worse than Packham, if that is possible. Neither of them do anything for “the cause”.

  2. 6 Paul Sumners
    January 12, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Went to one of his talks in October last year, worth every penny.

  3. 7 Paul V Irving
    January 12, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    I have heard Iolo speak twice and each time it has been informative and extremely entertaining. Unfortunately timing is wrong and I shall be in Leeds next Wednesday otherwise I would be there. I assume that Colin Key is of the other persuasion, with a closed mind. Tis the closed minds in the hunting shooting brigade that in the end will get their pastimes condemned to history, by closing ranks the protect the indefensible, as long as they do that they are all tarred with the wildlife crime brush and they are too thick to see it.

  4. 8 Homer Simpson
    January 13, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    I find Iolo extremely well informed and really entertaining, but each to their own.

    I do wonder I your gripe is with him is linked to his recent outspoken comment regarding the failing of shooting to get a grip with the raptor persecution issue? If so I think that your disappointment is misdirected, you should be asking why shooting NGO’s haven’t done more to resolve the problems, instead of trying to pretend they are not happening, enabling the criminals to carry on with impunity

    Just a few months ago when Chris Packham was speaking out about the issue of raptor persecution Iolo was being upheld as “the real deal wildlife presenter”. See https://ibb.co/5KzbnK3

    I would be asking what changed. Is that patience has run out? Is it that persecution is so out of hand that rarely a week goes by without at least one incident of persecution coming to light?

    Could it be because surveys and bird of prey projects are finding raptor populations in places that are managed for driven grouse shooting in particular, are massively out of line with other places?

    Or is it that everyone else is wrong, it’s all a conspiracy to ban shooting? Wake up and smell the coffee

  5. 9 David Spiers
    January 13, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    I have lots of time for Iolo , & Chris They both work tirelessly behind the scenes , Keep up the good work lads.

  6. 10 Peter Hack
    January 13, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    I like Iolo and he is very well informed and has a walk to follow on the BBC re impartiality. however the sad fact stands that the BBC in Bristol has never looked at the CAP subsidy distribution and neither has Panorama re the subsidy of the !% and their estates; the distribution of subsidy is also perverse in that it supports the most profitable arable farms in the East and not the HNV areas in the North and west where farming is also key re smaller farms and landscape…………now Foe positioned here re capping in 1997/8 I know I did it and its never been covered and the conservation bods and their spokespeople never got serious here and supported the UK veto of EU Commission policy in 2013…………..not a word from any of the wildlife champions despite the impact on agri environment budgets across Europe.

    Well its time to follow the money ………….

    And also Iolo if you happen to read this I am calling for a Cambrian National Forest across the massif of mid wales integrating wood and forest pasture with grazing and mosaics of indigenous forest with in time Red deer with the Elan Valley at its heart for a new national park that fits UN criteria. Welsh labour has committed to this concept lets make it ambitious with a forest of the dragon at drygran fawr.

    dioch

    • 11 Peter Hack
      January 13, 2019 at 6:06 pm

      and if anyone has expertise on captive breeding programmes re dragon release please get in touch

      • 12 Peter Hack
        January 13, 2019 at 6:20 pm

        Both Peter Riley FoE and i submitted detailed facts on the 3 plus billion re CAP subsidies to Country File and other parts of BBC Bristol on several occasions………the researchers were interested but not the editors

  7. 13 Peter Hack
    January 14, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    it is also perhaps well worth noting that Iolo, in the remoter parts of the Cambrians where Red Kites were once rare and in their last fastness, has earned the nickname of “Worldwide Williams” due to his penchant for appearing on the TV set from various remote corners of the globe; now I have not had a TV for a decade or more but I would hazard a guess that that might well have included Patagonia ?


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