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National Insect Week returns in 2018

Ode to the Bug World at Bristol Zoo

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 17:30 to 19:15

‘How passionately’, wrote Vladimir Nabokov, ‘art and science meet in an insect’.

To mark the beginning of National Insect Week, Bristol Zoo is hosting a free writing workshop led by two esteemed local poets. The event will include a short talk on insects in literature by Rachel Murray (Bristol University), a tour of the Bug World by invertebrate expert Mark Bushell (Bristol Zoo), followed by an opportunity to craft your own creative response to creepy-crawlies.

Whether you’re a published writer or an amateur scribbler, join us at the Bug World, and have the chance to see your work form part of a permanent exhibition at the zoo.

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for all ages

Cost details

Free but booking essential

Register in Advance

To attend this event please register in advance.

Did you know?

Haemolymph

Haemolymph is the equivalent of blood in insects, it distributes nutrients and immune cells around the insect body.

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