2023 Annual General Meeting

Victory Club, 63-79 Seymour St, London W2 2HF

7th October 2023.

The AGM will be held at the Victory Services Club, 63-79 Seymour St, London W2 2HF -- see this Google page for directions, or https://www.vsc.co.uk/. Tube: Marble Arch (Central Line) or Bond Street (Elizabeth, Central and Jubilee lines).

There will be two presentations at our 2023 AGM.  Kirstie Ellis, the RSPB's St Helena Cloud Forest Project manager, will provide an overview of the project, introducing the amazing and unique habitat (see picture) and why it is so important.  As part of this presentation Danni Sherwood, an arachnologist, will talk about her recent research trip to St Helena, aimed at unravelling the biodiversity of the island's spiders.  She will talk about the many unique and endemic species found on the island.

A second talk will be presented by Sophie Gresswell entitled On the Wings of a Wirebird. Inspired by her personal history and heritage, artist Sophie and her mother June Essex, a professional photographer, travelled to St Helena, the first time they have been able to reconnect with the island since Sophie's grandfather, Donald Essex, left in 1949.  During a six-week residency hosted by Creative Saint Helena, Sophie and June worked with young Saints in schools and hosted community workshops, as well as developing their own work.  The project outcomes will be showcased in an exhibition to be held at the Higgins in Bedford in 2024.
Cloud forest


If you have an interest in St Helena's history, culture or spectacular natural history why not join us to find out more about these topics, meet others with similar interests and get involved with helping to promote the Society's activities.

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