End of Year Endangered Species Spectacle was an event hosted by myself to gather local creators to help local nature reserves. This included performances by musicians inspired by wildlife and a gallery displaying artwork, photography and poetry produced of local endangered species. The night also included a few short talks by me, highlighting the changes that will happen in 2019 and the work done in 2018 for threatened species across the UK.
I feel, as did many others that contributed to the night, that creators are an critical component of publicising todays issues with the natural world. All contributors were over the moon to support the cause, some performances even tailored for the event. Some of the creators have worked with me before, I decided to do it at the end of the year to bring fellow creators together and also, inspire the public to get involved with wildlife in the new year.
It was great to see a number of people supporting the cause, we maxed out the venue and even sold all the Essex Wildlife Trust pin badges we had. We also bought new and young members onboard with the Essex Wildlife Trust, many of which planned to volunteer in the new year.