Hunting Raven Books and Forward Space are proud to present bestselling author and founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, Gavin Pretor-Pinney...
“Cloudspotting is more of a frame of mind than an activity or a means of ticking things off lists. Ultimately, you need to be aware of what’s going on in the sky and willing to stop what you’re doing at any moment you see something that is remarkable, or beautiful, or stands out for you.”
Despite founding the Cloud Appreciation Society - which boasts 46,000 members from 120 different countries - and authoring the bestselling book The Cloudspotter's Guide, Gavin Pretor-Pinney has always rejected the title of expert - preferring instead to think of himself as someone who is just very interested in clouds. But his knowledge is rich, and his latest book A Cloud a Day is both an informative guide to the clouds that grace our skies and a beautiful and timely reminder of the power of taking a moment each day to stop, look skywards, and take in the wonders above our heads.
Gavin Pretor-Pinney is a writer, speaker and graphic designer and the founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society. He was also co-founder of The Idler magazine - which champions the importance of downtime in creative thinking. Gavin is the author of four books. The Cloudspotter’s Guide and The Cloud Collector’s Handbook were both international bestsellers and Gavin's third book The Wavewatcher’s Companion won the 2011 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books - considered the most prestigious prize in popular science publishing. He lives in Somerton in Somerset.
Tickets £5 available HERE which includes entry and a glass of wine.
There will be a Q&A after the talk. Books will be available to buy on the night and Gavin will be happy to sign them.
Please note: parking at the venue is extremely limited. On-street parking is usually possible in the evening. Alternatively, you could park in any of Frome's public car parks and enjoy the short walk to the venue.