David Attenborough has long made his name as the gold standard of the wildlife documentary. Life On Earth, Blue Planet, Frozen Planet, Planet Earth – the list of entertaining and amazing programmes he’s made goes on and on.
If you’re a fan of wildlife documentaries in general and Attenborough in particular than you’ll be interested in a couple of upcoming Donegal appearances by his multi award winning cameraman Doug Allan.
Doug comes to Donegal with his show In The Company Of Giants – an unforgettable evening of extraordinary animal adventures and unique wildlife film footage. ‘Big animals are my passion’ says Doug as he recounts what it’s like to face a hungry polar bear and its cubs as they emerge from their den or to swim eye to eye with an enormous Southern Right Whale.
The show is part talk, part screening, followed by a Q&A session where you can ask Doug questions about his encounters and travels and find out what it’s like to be up close and personal with nature’s biggest creatures.
Doug was here before a number of years ago with his ‘Life Through A Lens’ show - an utterly fascinating insight into the extraordinary lengths wildlife documentary makers go to behind the scenes to get the jaw dropping footage that ends up in the final cut. It was one of the most interesting and memorable shows that we’ve hosted and I’m really looking forward to this one.
Doug Allan In The Company Of Giants is at An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny on Thursday next October 27th at 8pm. If that doesn’t suit he’s also at The Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey a couple of weeks later on Tuesday November 8th. Tickets for either show are €18 (€16 concession) available from An Grianan (0749120777 /www.angrianan.com) and The Balor (0749131840 / www.balorartscentre.com ) respectively.