Talk : The Land of the Snow Tiger

Date : 1st May  7.30pm

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Venue : St. John’s Centre, St. John Street, Mansfield, Notts. NG18 1QH

Details : The National Trust are  pleased to present Pollyanna’s talk inspired by her travels in the snowbound wastelands of Siberia, where she braved temperatures as low as -60 to paint Amur Tigers.

Pollyanna worked alongside scientists from the Siberian Tiger Project radio tracking this beautiful species – the world’s largest tiger – which has been brought back from the very brink of extinction. In the 1940’s only 30 remained in the wild. After a gruelling four day journey to reach a reserve in the inaccessible Sikhote Alin Mountains, Pollyanna lived in a log cabin in the forests, without running water or electricity. Here she had to walk out across the surface of a frozen river each evening to fill buckets of water through a hole in the ice – but all the hardships were worth it to get a sighting of a wild tiger. Pollyanna was also able to sketch a family of tiger cubs at a  wildlife research station.

This account of her travels brings vividly to life one of the remotest and least visited wilderness areas remaining on earth – and shows the inspiration behind Pollyanna’s remarkable paintings.

Tickets £5.00 – must be booked in advance – contact 07976 605544 or email babsmithvol@hotmail.com

Exhibition: Wildlife Artist of the Year

Date: 2nd – 6th May 10am to 5pm (closes 4pm on final day)

Venue: The Mall GalleriesThe Mall London, SW1

Exhibition: Wildlife Artist of the Year

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Details: Pollyanna will be including work in this exciting wildlife art exhibition which returns this year featuring a fabulous collection of original works by associate artists. All profits from the sale of paintings will support David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation projects in the field

Talk : On Top of the World

Date : 25th May  7.30pm

Venue : Bardill’s Garden Centre Toton Lane, Stapleford, Nottingham NG9 7JB

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Details : If your image of a typical arctic explorer is of someone tall, butch, rugged and hairy, then this talk by Pollyanna will challenge your preconceived ideas! Accompanied by her daughter and business partner Anna-Louise Pollyanna, undertook the toughest of all her expeditions – a journey into the high arctic in search                     of polar bears.

Travelling across the frozen arctic ocean by husky dog sledge, and camping in tents and igloos, the two women endured temperatures as low as -40ºc. Although they swore never to return, this recently updated talk includes images and paintings from their second expedition, searching for migrating females and cubs.

Join the Garden Club for this special evening with Pollyanna Pickering – Tickets £15.99 including a delicious two course home cooked meal.  Early booking is advised, as space in strictly limited, and all previous events have sold out. MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE

Telephone: 0115 939 2478 to book or for further details.

 

 

Exhibition: International Wildlife Art Society Exhibition

Date: 26th May – 3rd June
Venue: Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucester

Event: International Wildlife Art Society Exhibition

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Details: As a patron of the Wildlife Art Society International, Pollyanna will have four original works included in this exhibition showcasing the cream of wildlife art from around the world. A selection of Pollyanna’s cards prints and gift ware will be available throughout. Pollyanna is looking forward to attending on the final day to present the society’s annual awards – all are welcome!

As part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations Pollyanna has also been invited to include work in an additional gallery at Nature in Art which will feature a special exhibition of work by TWASI society  founders and patrons.

TV : Pollyanna Pickering Special

Date: 27th May

10.00am – 12.00pm

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Channel: Create and Craft

Details: Pollyanna will return to the Ideal World TV studios to join in the Create and Craft channels’ bank holiday Blockbuster event! Create and Craft is the UK’s only dedicated Crafting channel, much loved by viewers for providing inspiration – as well as innovative products – for craft projects of all kinds.

Pollyanna will be in the studio for a live two hour show to launch the very first crafting paper kits and DVDroms to feature her paintings of our much loved Garden Birds. She will be working on brand new artwork live in front of the cameras, and chatting to the presenters about the inspiration for her paintings – from the birds she cared for her wildlife sanctuary to the ones she feeds every day in her garden.

Watch Create and Craft on Sky 674 | Freeview 36 | Freesat 813 | Virgin 748, and live online at www.createandcraft.tv

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TV: Pollyanna Pickering Special

Date: 28th May

12.00pm and 5.00pm

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Channel: Create and Craft

Details: Due to popular demand this year Pollyanna will be staying in the TV studios for a second day to appear on a further two one hour live shows!  Also look out for repeats on sister channel Craft Extra – and if you miss any of Pollyanna’s shows you can catch up online for seven days.

Watch at Sky 674 | Freeview 36 | Virgin 748 | Freesat 813 or live online at www.createandcraft.tv

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