Ray Mears giving talk in Weston - win tickets to go along

PUBLISHED: 09:00 28 October 2017

Ray Mears.

Ray Mears.


Bushcraft expert and survivalist Ray Mears will talk about his treks and encounters with weird and wonderful animals during a Q&A at The Playhouse in Weston-super-Mare.

Mears has starred in countless TV series, and a seven-part series Australian Wilderness With Ray Mears has just started on ITV.

He has had an eventful career, which includes surviving a helicopter crash while filming his first show in the early 1990s and helping Northumbria police track down one of the UK’s most notorious criminals.

His Born To Go Wild show will give the audience an insight into survival techniques, trekking through mountains and deserts and the essential role fire plays in our survival.

Mears said: “What’s fun about touring is meeting the television viewer face-to-face. That’s very important.

“A live show is real – it’s unmediated. I also get some great questions. The youngest people ask me the best questions. They’re very demanding. A 16-year-old once asked me, ‘what is nature?’ That was pretty difficult.

“In the first half, I’m going to demonstrate a few things. For instance, I’m going to talk about fire. I’m going to underline how important it is. Making fire is a skill unique to human beings.”

Mears is best known for the shows Tracks, World Of Survival and working alongside Ewan McGregor on Money Can’t Buy.

His fascination with the environment and nature has shaped his life.

Ray Mears will talk at The Playhouse, in High Street, on November 13 at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £19.50-27, are available from 01934 645544 or www.theplayhouse.co.uk

The Mercury has teamed up with the producers to offer two pairs of tickets to the show.

The competition closes at 10am on November 3. Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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