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Thursday, June 02, 2011

WEIRD WEEKEND 2011: Running Order

FRIDAY
CFZ, Myrtle Cottage, Woolsery, Bideford, North Devon EX39 5QR
Noon - 5.00 p.m Open Day at the CFZ.
Community Centre, Woolsery, Bideford, North Devon EX39 5QR

Doors open at 6.00

7.00 – 7.15 Introduction
7.15 – 8.00 OLL LEWIS: The man who fooled P.T. Barnum
8.00 - 8.30 BREAK
8.30 - 9.30 TREVOR BEER: The Beast of Exmoor
9.30 - 10.00 BREAK
10.00 – 11.00 NEIL ARNOLD: Mystery Animals of Kent

SATURDAY
Community Centre, Woolsery, Bideford, North Devon EX39 5QR
doors open at 10.00
12.00-12.15 JON DOWNES/RICHARD FREEMAN: An introduction to cryptozoology
12.15-1.15 NICK WADHAM: Giant insects
1.15 - 2.15 MATT SALUSBURY: The Pygmy Elephants of Kerala
2.15 - 2.45 BREAK (KIDS: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party)
2.45 - 3.15 QUIZ
3.15 - 4.15 ADAM DAVIES: Hunting the Orang Pendek
4.15 - 5.15 PETER CHRISTIE: Fortean North Devon
5.15-5.45 BREAK
5.45 – 6.15 Book Launch: LEE WALKER
6.15 – 7.15 KEVIN GOODMAN: The Warminster Triangle
7.15 - 8.15 MAX BLAKE/DARREN NAISH: The New British Lynx
8.15 – 8.45 CFZ AWARDS
8.45 – 9.15 Break
9.15 – 10.30 RICHARD FREEMAN et al – India Expedition
10.30-11.15 LEE WALKER – The rabbit-eating Goblin (Not suitable for Children)

SUNDAY
Community Centre, Woolsery, Bideford, North Devon EX39 5QR

doors open 10.30



12.00 - 1.00 GLEN VAUDREY: The Waterhorse
1.00 - 1.45 HENRY HARTLEY: Fortean aspects of the modern Maya
1.45 - 2.15 BREAK (KIDS: Treasure Hunt)
2.15 - 3.15 JOHN HANSON/DAWN HOLLOWAY: 70 Years of British UFOs
3.15 - 3.45 BREAK
3.45 - 4.30 RONAN COGHLAN: The Labours of Hercules
4.30 - 5.00 JONATHAN DOWNES: Keynote Speech and Closing Remarks.

Events specifically for kids are in red. Whilst all the lectures are suitable for children, some may be of more interest to young minds than others. The talks coloured green are those that we especially recommend for children under the age of 12, although - of course - they are welcome at any that they care to attend....

SUNDAY EVENING: Dinner at The Farmer's Arms



More attractions to be announced soon

1 comment:

Geordie-dave said...

And not forgetting the “Real” high brow stuff at the Crafty Kids Corner. Which should only be attended by professors and the under 12's.