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1 - 4 August 2019

The National Trust Theatre

The National Trust Theatre

Caring for the countryside and you 

At this year’s  BBC Countryfile Live, the National Trust will be focusing on how best to look after nature and the countryside and how the countryside can look after us – in a nutshell, how can nature improve our sense of wellbeing?

These are big ideas and they need big hitters to tackle them. That’s why the National Trust Theatre will be hosting a packed schedule of debates and talks led by famous faces, and voices including farming leader Minette Batters, and senior environmentalists and policy makers.   

We’ll also be hearing from, among others, TV bushman Ray Mears, wildlife presenters Simon King, Ferne Corrigan, Lizzie Daly, Patrick Aryee and TV gardener Carol Klein plus some of the presenting team from Countryfile.

On Thursday, young people will be challenging the decision makers to explain what they are doing to protect our world. Are we on course to leave our environment in a better state than we found it? And we’ll be exploring the issue of plastics, how can we stop this incredibly useful substance from poisoning the planet?

The focus of Friday’s agenda will be on farming and nature. What can farmers do to look after nature and protect the planet when they have to grow the food that feeds us all? 

Saturday’s theme is kids and nature. We’ll explore the ways in which nature brings joy and excitement into children’s lives helping them grow spiritually and physically.

And, finally, on Sunday, our wellbeing and nature day will investigate the ways that being outdoors in nature can contribute to everyone’s sense of wellbeing.   

Booking for the National Trust Theatre will be open shortly. 

Line up correct at time of publication and subject to change.

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We are the country’s largest conservation charity and we look after many extraordinary places and landscapes, hundreds of miles of coastline, countryside, rivers and woodland across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  

We been going for nearly 125 years and we have always cared passionately about the importance of green spaces and countryside and the joy they can bring to people. We want to create a healthier, more beautiful natural environment that is rich in wildlife, good for people, and offers visitors extraordinary experiences in nature.

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