Doug Allan

Cold comforts - Doug Allan

Location: Willow Gallery Oswestry , 56 Willow Street
Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1AD
Join Doug Allan as he recounts some extraordinary stories from his career as David Attenborough's favourite Arctic cameraman.
Part of the Oswestry Nature Festival.

Event details


A static map of Cold comforts - Doug Allan

About the event

Doug Allan is David Attenborough’s favourite Arctic cameraman, famous for his films of polar bears, seals and ice. He has been to both poles. had close encounters with a walrus and spent five winters and eight summers in Antarctica with the British Antarctic Survey. “He is not as other men”, says Attenborough. “He cheerfully endures conditions more uncomfortable and for longer periods than anyone I know. He has an uncanny understanding of animals. That tells him what the animal is about to do before he does it" Come to hear extraordinary stories. 

This talk is part of a programme of events which make up Oswestry's first Festival of Nature, which runs from the 5th July to the 24th August 2019.

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All proceeds from the Nature Festival will be split between The WIllow Gallery and our nature reserves appeal.



£8 per person or you can buy a full festival ticket which provides entry to all 6 talks for £45

Know before you go


Guide dogs only


The Willow Gallery is fully accessible to wheelchair users and people with mobility disabilities


Disabled toilet

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This event is kindly sponsored by

Stokes of England
Oswestry Nature Festival