An evening of inspirational speakers, in aid of the Wilderness Foundation UK and supporting the Wilderness Art Collective, sharing our adventurous and therapeutic relationship to water, impacts of climate change and other threats to seas and rivers.

Location: Royal Geographical Society, SW7 2AR
Date: 24th September 2024
Time: 7pm – 9.30pm (doors open 6pm)
Tickets: Early Bird Price of £15 plus booking fee

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VOICES FOR WATER, is in aid of The Wilderness Foundation UK and will be an evening packed full of inspirational speakers. Through personal stories of experiences in nature and transformations in the wilderness, the evening will raise awareness of our natural landscapes, the wonderful work being undertaken by the Wilderness Foundation UK, and inspire and engage people to conserve nature.

The Foundation engages over 8,000 people per year with the benefits and enjoyment of wild nature. Programmes develop future sustainability leaders, build resilience in vulnerable teenagers with challenging lives and mental health issues, introduce rural employment to urban youth, and bring curriculum-based sciences to life in the outdoors. They switch off technology and switch on reality.

During the event visitors can also visit WATERLINES – an art exhibition curated by, and showcasing artists from, The Wilderness Art Collective, supporting The Wilderness Foundation UK. The Wilderness Art Collective is a non-profit group of creatives, artists, explorers and environmentalists whose work discusses the natural world. WATERLINES is a continuation of the conversation started in 2019 with their first exhibition LANDLINES, exploring landscape. Artists are now producing work inspired by their own relationship to water and the conservations that surround it.

The evening will also consist of a silent auction, raffle and book sales and all proceeds from the evening will go towards the Wilderness Foundation UK.

Introduced/Hosted by:

JO ROBERTS – CEO of the Wilderness Foundation UK


Professor Jules Pretty: Professor of Environment and Society at University of Essex and multi author including The Low-Carbon Good Life and Sea Sagas of the North

Mark Agnew: Award winning adventurer and explorer on the record breaking sea kayaking crossing of the North West Passage and European Adventurer of the Year 2023

Amy-Jane Beer: Naturalist, writer, campaigner and author of the award winning The Flow, Rivers, Waters and Wilderness

Dr Helen Scales: Marine Biologist, writer, broadcaster and author of many books about the ocean including the Guardian bestseller Spirals in Time, New York Times top summer read The Brilliant Abyss.


VOICES FOR WATER is occurring alongside WATERLINES an art exhibition curated by, and showcasing artists from, The Wilderness Art Collective, supporting The Wilderness Foundation UK.

Date: 18th – 28th September 2024

Wilderness Art Collective