Looking forward to the Invicta Arachnid Club 20 Year Anniversary tomorrow. We have the amazing Nick Baker giving us a talk and then a lovely big dinner at the Ashford International Hotel. All the hard work pays off sometimes. Not many clubs can say they have survived past 20 years!! What an achievement. Really looking forward to it. 🙂 The boys have decided to wear their suits and both want to wear a red checked shirt, I thought their wanna be twins days were over 😦
Here is a bit about our guest speaker at the 20th birthday dinner
When it comes to presenting wildlife Nick Baker is the total package – an edgy, exciting TV presenter with incredible drive and passion. His experience encompasses expeditions to the wildest parts of the planet in search of weird, bizarre and incredible creatures. His 3D one-off special Nick Baker’s Beautiful Freaks was broadcast on both Discovery (2D) and Sky 3D. More recently he presented a series of films for National Geographic based in Malaysia. He hosted BBC Autumnwatch Unsprung and Springwatch Unsprung and presented the popular long-running Weird Creatures series (C5/Animal Planet).
Nick’s knowledge and experience encompasses the wild in its broadest sense – serious natural history and science, explorations of land and ocean, conservation, extinction. He has presented on Harry Hill’s TV Burp, with Vic Reeves in Pirate Ship Live and on Tomorrow’s World. In the US, Nick was one of National Geographic’s Ultimate Explorers (National Geographic US/MSNBC). He covered anti-poaching patrols in Cambodia, Yellowstone to Yukon natural area; Ebola outbreak in the Congo and emergent zoonotic viruses. And he was subsequently voted the most eligible presenter on cable by readers of People magazine in the United States.
Nick appears on many of our much loved UK TV shows such as Loose Women, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Harry Hill’s TV Burp, The Paul O’Grady Show, BBC Breakfast, Inside Out and Richard & Judy. He has appeared on many US chat shows during his time presenting the Ultimate Explorers series in the United States.
His theatre show Weird Creatures continues to enthral audiences across the country, he is an engaging speaker & his passion for his subject shines through as does his ability to make his audience laugh.