Rock Pool Safari Coming to Filey Literature Festival

Who doesn’t like scrambling about the rock pools of Filey Brigg? Those little worlds that appear twice a day, teeming with life. Generations of holidaymakers have explored those pools, but aside from the scurrying crabs and slippy seaweed, the life captured in those pools is a mystery to most.

Well, wonder no more. Because next May the Filey Literature Festival is hosting a rock pool talk and, most excitingly, a safari onto the Brigg with Cornwall’s foremost rock pool expert, Heather Buttivant.

Heather grew up in North Cornwall and spent her childhood collecting shells and exploring the tidal pools. Today, she lives in Looe and has written two books on rock pooling, Heather also volunteers with Looe Marine Conservation Group and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, inspiring people to learn about Britain’s exceptionally diverse marine wildlife.

Heather Buttivant

Her first book Rock Pool: Extraordinary Encounters Between the Tides was published in 2019 and is available in both hardback and paperback from your local book shop and online.

For younger adventurers and explorers, Heather’s children’s book, Beach Explorer, is packed with hands-on beach activities and facts.

Heather will be speaking at Filey on the evening of Friday 20 May 2022 and will lead a rock pool safari from Coble Landing on Saturday 21 May.

Keep your eyes peeled for forthcoming announcement of a venue and ticket sales! In the meantime, follow our friends at Filey Literature Festival.

The festival is taking place in May 2022 and, whilst many events are already sold out, there are a few left for select events.

They are also hosting Ian McMillan at the Evron Centre on Monday 4 October. Tickets for the Bard of Barnsley are on sale now at Filey Post Office and can be purchased online by emailing fileyevents@gmail.com


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