Seabirds’ fate gives clue to global catastrophe

  • Published on: 11th October 2017
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It is 50 years ago that writer Adam Nicolson first visited the Shiant Isles with his father, and the experience has stayed with him to this day. “I will never forget the dazzling, entrancing moment when he first showed me the bird colonies there.”

“The sheer density of them, the way in which in a seabird colony you can see the realities of the natural world in action before you.

“That was always exciting to me, and it has been a touchstone in my life ever since. Everything I know and everywhere I have been, I have always measured against that unconstrained vitality of being.”

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Adam is appearing as part of FÌOR THUATH:  ABSOLUTE NORTH. The evening will start with Iceland, a 1925 silent film with a new score composed by Jessica Danz, followed by world renown Icelandic Photographer Ragnar Axelsson, concluding with Adam Nicolson and the Seabird’s Cry.