Richard will be discussing his book, No Way But Gentlenesse. A memoir of how Kes, my kestrel, changed my life, with Mark Cocker, author, naturalist, and wildlife broadcaster. Richard trained a kestrel called Kes, and his experiences helped inspire his older brother Barry’s novel, A Kestrel for a Knave, which was filmed by Ken Loach and retitled Kes.
The event starts with a screening of Kes. Richard was falconer on the film, and his memoir has chapters about his experiences of training the three kestrels used in the film, and how he taught David Bradley, who played Billy Casper in the film, falconry. In his discussion with Mark he will also talk about his experiences of training the kestrels for the film.
The event will take place at:
Norwich Science Festival. Nature and Environment
6pm – 8.30 pm, Thursday 26th October 2017
More details can be found at: http://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/events/kes-mark-cocker-richard-hines/