Cloudspotting for Beginners

2 Sep 2017 Comedy & Spoken Word 7.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)
Tickets: £12 | £10 concessions
Members: £11 | £9 concessions


In this illustrated tour of the sky, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, will teach you how to distinguish the many different cloud formations, from the common Cumulus to the rare and fleeting Kelvin-Helmholtz cloud. Showing amazing images sent in by members from around the world, he will convince you that clouds are the most dynamic, evocative and poetic aspect of nature, and he will explain why cloudspotting is the perfect antidote to the pressures of modern life. Looking up will never be the same again.

Gavin Pretor-Pinney is founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, which has over 43,000 members in 119 countries. He is the author of the bestselling Cloudspotter's Guide and Cloud Collector's Handbook. His third book, The Wavewatcher's Companion, won the prestigious Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. Gavin has presented television documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4, and is a Visiting Fellow at the Meteorology Department of Reading University. He co-founded the Idler magazine.

Photo credit: A giant fish over the New Jersey Turnpike, US. © John Olsen, member of The Cloud Appreciation Society.

Booking Details

Tickets: £12 | £10 concessions
Members: £11 | £9 concessions
A £1 transaction fee applies.

Performance time
7.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)