16 September 2011

Join Bagpuss, Mike Dilger and Mr Toad at London Zoo

Tickets are still available for Froglife’s fabulous Tuppence a Toad event in partnership with the Zoological Society of London on Friday 30th September. Chaired by BBC wildlife enthusiast Mike Dilger, we will also be joined by special guests for a night of fundraising and informative talks.

Speakers Sam Taylor and Roger Downie from Froglife will be discussing the Toads on Roads project and how it fits into a bigger picture of amphibian extinctions. There will also be a screening of a film from the Toad Patrollers’ perspective by Bufo Films. With Peter Minting and Helen Meredith from ZSL will be covering efforts to conserve amphibians in the UK and across the globe, it promises to be an inspiring and insightful night.

Touching on the cultural side of toads, special guest Bagpuss co-creator Peter Firmin will also be joining us, as will the original Bagpuss, Professor Yaffle and Gabriel the Toad! Peter will be sharing stories of how he came to create the characters, especially the banjo playing Gabriel.

Join us for all this, plus a fundraising raffle with fantastic prizes, an exhibition of amphibian inspired art and illustration, and the chance to share your memories of growing up with wildlife!

The important details:

Tuppence a Toad: Tales from UK Toad Conservation and Beyond
Friday September 30th
The Huxley Theatre, London Zoo, Regents Park, London, NW14RY
Doors open at 6pm with time to buy drinks and mingle
Talks starting at 7pm
Peter Firmin: The inspiration behind the creation of Gabriel, the banjo playing toad from the Bagpuss series
Froglife: Trustee Dr Roger Downie and DCEO Sam Taylor covering Toads on Roads and the context of the global amphibian extinction crisis
ZSL: Peter Minting and Helen Meredith on ZSL’s amphibian conservation work and the EDGE project
Wrapping up at 10pm
Tickets: £8 or £5 for Froglife Friends and ZSL members

Please book your tickets here, or call the Froglife office on 01733 558844, or email info@froglife.org

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