Artist

Patrick Barkham: Wild Child

Patrick Barkham: Wild Child

On stage

The SpeakEasy

We know that being outside makes us happy and keeps us well. And yet today’s children spend less time outdoors than prisoners. We have moved childhood indoors. How can we get it outside again?

Award-winning author and Guardian writer Patrick Barkham draws on his own experiences as a parent and as a forest school volunteer to explore the relationship between children and nature. As he discovers in his new book, Wild Child, no matter who we are, or where we live, we can still find joy and wonder in the neighbourhood nature that surrounds us.