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The Art of Exploration - 2022 Theatre Tour

The final dates have been announced for Levison Wood's forthcoming theatre tour this autumn. In 'The Art of Exploration', Lev will be talking about his expeditions over the past ten years, how to become an explorer and what the reality is behind the scenes. Tickets are currently available via Ticketmaster

 

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Michael O'Mara to publish Alex Bescoby's The Last Overland

Michael O’Mara Books has acquired the remarkable story of filmmaker Alex Bescoby’s epic journey recreating the iconic First Overland expedition made in 1955, tying in with a major four-part documentary series airing on All 4 in the UK this autumn. Embarking on the "mother of all road trips" in 2019, Alex's book recounts his defining trip of a lifetime, investigating how the world has changed since the First Overland, and exploring themes of family ties, postcolonialism and the Land Rover religion. 'The Last Overland' will be published in hardback on September 29th 2022. Senior Commissioning Editor Jo Stansall acquired World English Rights from Jo Cantello at Wolfsong Media. 

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Henry Jeffreys - Drinks Writer of the Year

We are beyond thrilled with the news that Henry Jeffreys has been voted Drinks Writer of the Year at the Fortnum & Mason 2022 Food & Drink Awards. Henry was recognised for his work in The Fence and for his popular blog Henry's World of Booze. You can find the full list of winners on the Fortnum & Mason website. There's more exciting news to come in the next few months when we'll be announcing Henry's next book project, so be sure to watch this space. 

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Rhiane Fatinikun & Black Girls Hike - RGS Geographical Award 2022

We're beyond thrilled and incredibly proud that Rhiane Fatinikun and Black Girls Hike are this year's recipients of the Royal Geographical Society's Geographical Award for their work enabling and empowering Black women and girls to connect with and enjoy being in the outdoors. “Black Girls Hike are honoured that our work to create a more inclusive outdoors has been recognised in this way," said Rhiane Fatinikun as the award was announced. "It reinforces the fact the work we do is necessary: we’d like to thank our volunteers and members as it really has been a community effort and we look forward to connecting more people with the outdoors.” You can read more about the 2022 Medals and Awards on the RGS website. 

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Errol Reuben Fernandes joins C4's The Great Garden Revolution

Channel 4's The Great Garden Revolution returns this summer, with Errol Reuben Fernandes, head of horticulture at the Horniman Museum and Gardens, making his co-presenting debut alongside designer Joel Bird and craftsman Bruce Kenneth. Together, the trio will use their expertise to transform under-utilised garden spaces, giving viewers a variety of tips, tricks and ideas they can immediately put into action. Errol Reuben Fernandes commented: “I am really looking forward to joining the team and being a part of this series. I hope to be able to engage and inspire through my own passion for plants and gardening, as well as champion ecological and sustainable gardening practices that support wildlife and are environmentally friendly. I want to demonstrate that we can garden with this approach and still create spaces that are, immersive, stimulating and beautiful for us too.” The 4 x 60' series is produced by Rumpus Media for Channel 4. 

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Errol Reuben Fernandes joins Wolfsong

We're thrilled to announce that Errol Reuben Fernandes, Head of Horticulture at the Horniman Museum & Gardens has joined the Wolfsong fold. Before joining the Horniman, Errol was the Senior Gardener for the 112-acre Kenwood House and prior to that, he enjoyed a lengthy career as an artist and curator, working with the likes of the Tate, V&A, British Library and other organisations, including the prison service, to engage communities and marginalised groups in collaborative art projects. Working with communities and inspiring the next generation of horticulturalists remains an incredibly important part of Errol’s work. You can read more about his fascinating and varied career on the Wolfsong Team page. 

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Beats Fit Pro x Rhiane Fatinikun

Rhiane recently partnered with Beats, showcasing their new Fit Pro earphones tailored for anyone who enjoys an active lifestyle, whether you’re an adventure photographer, a rock climber, hiker or outdoor advocate. Beats Fit Pro position themselves as the most advanced and innovative earphones on the market, designed for all-day comfort with a perfect fit and premium sound no matter where you are or how you move. The campaign went live in March '22.  

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Wolfsong Goes Wild

We're delighted to be getting back into the festival spirit after a two year hiatus and in summer 2022 we'll have five members of the Wolfsong team appearing at the Gone Wild with Bear Grylls festival. Amanda Owen, Pip Stewart, John Hudson, Alex Bescoby and Ash Bhardwaj will all be sharing their travel and life experiences in the great outdoors. The event takes place from August 25th to 28th at Powderham Castle, Devon and tickets are on sale now. 

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The Art of Exploration - 2022 Theatre Tour

The final dates have been announced for Levison Wood's forthcoming theatre tour this autumn. In 'The Art of Exploration', Lev will be talking about his expeditions over the past ten years, how to become an explorer and what the reality is behind the scenes. Tickets are currently available via Ticketmaster. 

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The British Book Awards 2022

We are incredibly proud and excited to announce that Amanda Owen's Celebrating the Seasons has been shortlisted at the British Book Awards 2022. Amanda's fifth book was one of the big hits of Christmas '21, spending 8 weeks in the Sunday Times top 10 and becoming one of the top 10 bestselling non-fiction books of the year. Massive congratulations to Amanda and everyone on the team for this well-deserved nomination! Winners will be announced on May 23rd.

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The Great Debate - Ash Bhardwaj

In March 2022, Ash Bhardwaj was invited to be a guest panelist on Sky News' The Great Debate. As the war in Ukraine reached its 26th day of fighting and remained under fierce attack from Russia, Trevor Phillips posed the week's big question to the public and a panel of experts, including Ash, Cindy Yu, Tim Marshall and Rose Gottemoeller: 'How is Vladimir Putin’s war changing the world?' 

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Endurance - Levison Wood

Levison Wood was recently set the challenge of selecting 100 stories, essays and excerpts from his favourite literary works on the subjects of survival, adventure and exploration. 'Endurance' is the resulting anthology, encompassing classics of the genre and new, diverse voices, from tales of the heroic age of exploration and incredible acts of dering-do, to pioneering women, record-breaking athletes and survivors of war. Includes extracts about and by Ernest Shackleton, Robert Falcon Scott, Sir Edmund Hillary, Marie Colvin, Gertrude Bell and Nellie Bly, amongst others. 'Endurance' will be published by Head of Zeus in August 2022. 

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When Luxury Holidays Go Horribly Wrong - C5

Ash Bhardwaj was recently invited to take part in the latest edition of 'When Luxury Holidays Go Horribly Wrong'. In this 90 minute special, holiday makers shared their real life travel disasters, with experts offering their travel insights and expertise as each drama unfolded. The show aired in March '22 and was produced by Crackit Productions for Channel 5. 

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New Lives In The Wild - Willowbrook Farm

We're delighted that Lutfi and Ruby Radwan of Willowbrook Farm will be appearing in the latest series of Ben Fogle's New Lives in the Wild on Channel 5. Over the past 20 years, Lutfi and Ruby have transformed a vacant plot of land into a thriving, multi-generational farm, with responsible stewardship and sustainability at its heart. As first generation farmers, it's been a steep learning curve, but one that should inspire us all. As the family attest, "It is only by taking responsibility together that we can hope to make a positive change." You can find out more about the Radwan family's journey at 9pm, Tuesday February 22nd and also catch up on My5.

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Life Lessons from the Amazon on Audiobook

We're delighted to have teamed up with leading audiobook publishers WF Howes to bring Pip Stewart's 'Life Lessons from the Amazon' to a wider audience this Christmas. Narrated by Pip herself, Life Lessons charts her incredible journey hiking and kayaking the length of the Essequibo River in Guyana with fellow female explorers Laura Bingham and Ness Knight. With her trademark warmth and wit, Pip shares the highs and lows, perils and pitfalls of this arduous adventure and how those experiences shaped their lives both during and after their incredible achievement. WF Howes publish 'Life Lessons from the Amazon' on Thursday December 16th 2021 and is available to pre-order here. 

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Amanda Owen - Winter Walks - BBC Four

BBC Four recently invited viewers to accompany them on a gentle walk, as four familiar faces explored northern landscapes in this quiet and contemplative series. We were delighted when Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen was invited to contribute and to embark on a walk through Wensleydale and Raydale, not far from her home turf of Ravenseat, but an area she hadn't yet explored. The series launched on Monday November 29th with Amanda's half hour film, which received high praise from viewers and TV reviewers alike. "Owen was perfect company for this stress-busting 30-minute ramble...Her understated enthusiasm had an infectious quality," said Ed Power in The i. You can catch the whole series of Winter Walks, which also features Alastair Campbell, Kate Bottley and Nihal Arthanayake on BBCiPlayer. 

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Black Girls Hike & Freeda/Adidas

Female media brand Freeda recently collaborated with Black Girls Hike on a campaign to coincide with the launch of the Adidas x Primaloft jacket, part of the sportswear brand's sustainable range. The one day shoot and resulting short film celebrated Black Girls Hike’s pioneering work in supporting black women to reclaim spaces in nature, generating a sense of sisterhood and offering the time to reflect and enjoy the great outdoors in a safe environment. 

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Pip Stewart & Honda - new collaboration

After the success of this summer's Honda Family Adventure, Pip Stewart joined forces with the automobile brand again for a ‘Real World Review’ of the new Honda HR-V. This gave Pip the chance to be one of the first to test drive the vehicle, put it through its paces in her daily life and share her thoughts and experiences with her followers. The launch of the HR-V expands Honda's electrified line-up as the brand moves further towards its goal of electrifying all of its European mainstream models by 2022.

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Amanda Owen - Top 10 Non-Fiction Bestseller of 2021

We are absolutely delighted and incredibly proud that Amanda Owen's Celebrating The Seasons entered the Sunday Times bestsellers chart at no.3, staying there for 8 weeks in the run-up to Christmas, a particularly fantastic achievement at this time of year. Not only that, it also became one of the Top 10 bestselling non-fiction titles of 2021. Congratulations to Amanda and the entire team on this much deserved success. If you haven't secured your copy yet, it's available on Amazon and in all good bookstores.

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Levison Wood - Experience AlUla

After many months of travel restrictions, it's exciting to see Levison Wood spreading his wings and exploring the world once again. Lev has been discovering the incredible sights and experiences of AlUla, Saudi Arabia, for a forthcoming campaign with Experience AlUla, which includes a fascinating exhibition of historic artefacts and photography relating to the region, which will go on display at the Royal Geographical Society from October 29th, 2021. Lev will also be sharing his experiences, along with photography and video footage of his travels, throughout the campaign and at a special event to be announced soon.   

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Our Yorkshire Farm - series 5  

The Owens returned to our screens for a new 7 x 60' series on Tuesday October 5th with an opening audience of over 2 million on the night (11% share) and consolidated figures of close to 3m over the course of the ensuing week. The overnight audience increased to over 2.2m in its second week, with consolidated figures set to once again increase to over 3m. The series launched with a special lockdown episode filmed entirely by the Owen family. 

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