With just one month to go until Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s “An Audience with Mike Dilger” event at the Alton Towers Resort. people are being urged to snap up their tickets quickly.
Well-known for his appearances on ‘The One Show’ and ‘Springwatch, the popular BBC naturalistwill provide an interactive and illustrated talk on the trials and tribulations of being a wildlife presenter on Friday 28th April. Money raised from the event will go towards the work the charity carries out across Staffordshire.
Mike has risen quickly in the world of presenting and is a regular face on BBC’s The One Show, co-presenter on ‘Nature’s Top 40’. He has two degrees, one in ecology and another in botany. and has a life-long passion for natural history. He has also been a presenter on the BBC’s ‘Autumnwatch’, ‘Springwatch’ and ‘Natures Calendar’, and is one of BBC One’s ‘Inside Out’ presenting team.
Mike said: “Being Stafford born and bred, it is an honour to be representing the Trust for this special event at one of the county’s biggest tourist attractions. During the evening, I’ll talk about some of my favourite filming experiences from around the world and answer questions on what life is like being a wildlife presenter. Most importantly, money raised from the event goes towards the fantastic work Staffordshire Wildlife Trust carry out across our very special county.”
Ticket prices range from £40 for a ‘Gold’ ticket, £25 for a ‘Silver’ ticket and £15 for a ‘Bronze’ ticket. Gold ticket holders will be given the chance to take a tour of Alton Towers Resort’s Sea Life Centre—viewing over 200 different species, including rays, eels, sea-horses, and sharks—with Mike himself. Guests will be guided around Sharkbait Reef with Mike as their special host where he’ll talk about the creatures that live in the centre.
Silver ticket holders will also get the chance of a tour of the centre with knowledgeable Sea Life Centre staff, while Bronze ticket holders will have access to the ‘Audience With’ event.
To purchase tickets and for more information, head to www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/ mikedilger or call the Trust’s headquarters on 01889 880100.