What's happening at Pestival HQ? Hear about some of the things we've been up to and get a flavour of our international reach through the power of audio.
Pestival on Radio 4's Front Row
Pestival Director Bridget Nicholls recently talked to BBC Radio 4′s Kirsty Lang on the wonderful Front Row show, discussing Science, Arts and, of course, INSECTS. Listen on BBC iplayer here and, if you like, download the podcast so you’ve got Bridget forever… on your listening gadget.
N.B If you want to speed through to the interesting bit, Bridget is talking in the last 10 minutes!
Here's a selection of international radio covering Pestival:
BBC Radio 4 Today Programme – Robyn Hitchcock performing from Blue Peter Garden
BBC Radio 4 – NATURE: Insect Soundings (interviews from Pestival)
BBC World Service – Pestival feature on Friday Strand, a round-up of global arts, culture and entertainment events
BBC Radio 4 – Leading Edge on Pestival (15 mins dedicated to Pestival - from approx 10mins 30sec into programme)
BBC Radio 4 – interview with Robyn Hitchcock about his show at Pestival
RTE 1 - Irish Radio Station speaks to Pestival collaborator Chris Watson and talks to Pestival about a new type of festival
Radio Netherlands Worldwide – Earthbeat on Pestival
Audio Archive: The Pestival Symposium
Listen to the Pestival Symposium, held at the Zoological Society of London, 3rd September 2009. The first ever Arts and Science Symposium to be held at ZSL London Zoo.
Speakers were: Deborah Gordon, Natalie Jeremijenko, Professor Steve Connor and Simon Laughlin
Pestival Symposium Part I:
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Pestival Symposium Part II:
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Also for those that like to get out and about:
Performing London's 'Ugly Bug Crawl' takes the listener on a historic and anthropomorphic stroll around the immediate vicinity of the Southbank Centre, led by alternative historian John.