Northern Greenhouse Tour, Autumn 2017


Photo: James Walsh, author of the book “The Northern Greenhouse”

After a series of Northern Greenhouse theme events, the new book “The Northern Greenhouse – A New Vision Of The North Volume 1” was launched with a series of events from 7th-10th September, including the Oldham Green Festival, Fylde Future events, Nature In Salford and Grassmovement Festival

Author of the book, James Walsh, now embarks on a national promotional tour, starting at the Green Monday event at Preston New Road, Lancashire on Monday 18th September 2017 and returning to complete the tour in Lancashire on Lancashire Day, Monday 27th November for the Fylde Future Conference

The Northern Greenhouse Promotional tour includes scientific/political conferences, local community meetings, business events and climate change/fracking protests


Monday 18th September
Event: Green Monday @ Preston New Road, Lancashire

Wednesday 20th September
Event: Community meeting about the Salford Mosses

Thursday 21st September
Event: Green Business Start-Up, Manchester

Saturday 23rd-Monday 25th September
Event: The World Transformed, Momentum, Brighton

Wednesday 27th September
Event: Salford Green Business Conference

Saturday 30th September
Event: BTO WEBS Conference @ Martin Mere, Lancashire

Sunday 1st October
Event: Climate Change / Fracking Protest, Manchester

Monday 2nd October
Event: Northern Greenhouse / EvoManc, Manchester

Friday 6th-Sunday 8th October
Event: Centre for Alternative Technology Conference, Wales

Monday 9th-Tuesday 10th October
Event: Green Party Conference, Harrogate, Yorkshire

Monday 6th-Friday 17th November
Event: COP23 Bonn, Germany

Saturday 18th-Sunday 19th November
Event: North West Birdwatching Festival @ Martin Mere, Lancashire

Monday 27th November
Event: Fylde Future Conference, Solaris Centre, Blackpool, Lancashire


“The Northern Greenhouse – A New Vision Of The North” Volume 1


Northern Greenhouse Official Launch


Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th September 2017

Thursday 07/09/11
1000-1630 Green Oldham Festival (Oldham)
1900-2130 Birds of Peel Park (Salford)

Friday 08/09/11
1300-1500 Fylde Future Conference (Blackpool)
1530-1730 Green Champions (Blackpool)

Saturday 09/09/11
1000-1200 Fylde Future Marine Ecology (Blackpool)
1600-2130 Wigan Diggers Festival (Wigan)

Sunday 10/09/11
1200-1300 Northern Greenhouse @ Grassmovement Festival (West Yorkshire)

The Official Northern Greenhouse Launch Tour takes place from Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th September 2017 promoting three books from author and ecologist James Walsh “Northern Greenhouse A New Vision of the North Volume 1”, “Fylde Future, A New Vision of The Fylde Volume 1” and “The Birds of Salford Docklands”

On Thursday 7th September the tour starts at 1000 hours at the Oldham Green Festival, where talks are taking place throughout the day on subjects such as Crompton Moor, Dovestones Reservoir, Animals and Plants, Fair Trade, Canals, Community Energy and Walking/Running/Cycling in Oldham

Also on Thursday 7th September is “Birds Of Peel Park” an event that shows the talent of host Dr Luke Blazejewski, Salfords’ answer to Chris Packham

On Friday 8th September, the attention turns to The Fylde and the Solaris Centre on Blackpools’ South Beach, where the Fylde Future Conference takes place with speeches from James Walsh, Dave McGrath (keynote), Claire Stephenson, and Shaun Hargreaves on the potential of The Fylde for EcoTourism, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Agriculture

Also at the Solaris Centre is the Green Champions Awards with Gordon Marsden hosting this prestigious event

On the morning of Saturday 9th September in Blackpool is the Fylde Future Marine Ecology Event, looking for whales, porpoises, dolphins, seals and seabirds, meet at 1000 hours at the Starr Gate Disco-ball, Blackpool South Beach

Also on Saturday 9th September the classic Wigan Diggers, the festival celebrating EcoSocialist Gerrard Winstanley! “Northern Greenhouse Volume 1”
Author James Walsh is on the Frack Free Lancashire stall from 1600-2130 hours

On Sunday 10th September, James Walsh speaks at the Grassmovement Festival, Yorkshire from 1200-1300 hours on the subject of “The Power of the North, Movement Building and the Northern Greenhouse”


The Northern Greenhouse – A New Vision Of The North Volume 1

Oldham Green Festival, Thursday 7th September 2017

The Birds of Salford Docklands

Birds Of Peel Park, Thursday 7th September 2017

Fylde Future Conference, Friday 8th September 2017

Green Champions, Friday 8th September

Wigan Diggers’ Festival

Grassmovement Festival, Addingham Moorside, West Yorkshire

Grassmovement Festival, Event Information

Grassmovement Festival Tickets

Fylde Future Conference

Fylde Future Conference

1300-1500 Friday 8th September 2017
@ Euro Room, Solaris Centre, Blackpool, Lancashire

Invitation to Fylde Future Conference from host, James Walsh

For free guest list places, email:

Fylde Future Conference Speakers

James Walsh “The Northern Greenhouse & Fylde Future”
(Fylde Future/Northern Greenhouse)

James Walsh is a Birdwatching and EcoTourism Expert with an Ecology degree gained recently at University of Salford

James has started a career as an author, publishing the books “Imagining Pomona: Fruitful Futures”, “The Birds of Salford Docklands” and “Northern Greenhouse – A New Vision of the North Volume 1”

James stood for the Northern Party in General Election 2015 to be the MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys, and wrote the “Fylde Future” discussion paper during this campaign, the initial blue-sky thinking for the “Fylde Future Volume 1” Book and “Fylde Future – A New Vision of the Fylde” Conference

James Walsh is also known as The Mancunian Birder, is a regular guest on That’s Manchester TV station and is the host of the Salford Docklands’ Birdwatching Cruises

Dave McGrath “The wildlife and the potential of The Fylde”
(Blackpool Wildlife)

Daves’ conservation CV includes a Major in Ecology at the University of East Anglia, wildlife researcher at Haifa University in Israel, Formby Point Ranger on Merseyside, British Trust for Conservation Volunteers and International Correspondent for Maroo Wildlife Refuge in Australia

Dave has worked in Blackpool since 1990 and knows virtually every field, tree and beach on The Fylde, especially the habitats of Blackpool such as Marton Mere

Dave is a font of knowledge on Fylde wildlife, runs the internet site BlackpoolWildlifeSights detailing Blackpool wildlife sightings

Dave has written 2250 posts, mostly about local wildlife, on the Lancashire & Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris site

Claire Stephenson “A Fylde Residents’ Perspective”
(Frack Free Lancashire / Scisco Media)

Claire is a journalist and social media strategist who lives on The Fylde and is the Environmental Editor at Scisco Media and part of Frack Free Lancashires’ media team

Claire is a member of Frack Free Lancashire, Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth and actively campaigns on environmental issues such as climate change

Shaun Michael Hargreaves “Entertainment & EcoTourism”
(Silky Productions / North England EcoTourism)

Shaun is the event promoter and Dj with Silky Productions, an international dance music organisation now based in the North of England that revolutionised the dance event and Tourism industry in Tropical North Australia and toured the Greek Islands

Shaun is the book editor of “Birds of Salford Docklands”, “Fylde Future” and “Northern Greenhouse”, and cameraman/co-writer with North England EcoTourism (NEET)

Shaun stood for the Northern Party in General Election 2015 to be the MP for Darwen and Rossendale, against Northern Powerhouse Minister, Jake Berry

Shauns’ speech includes thoughts on the re-branding and upgrading of The Fyldes’ image, whilst respecting heritage and the environment, including new marketing strategies


The Northern Greenhouse – A New Vision of The North Volume 1

The Fylde Could Become A World Class EcoTourism Site

Blackpool, EcoTourism Destination

Lancashire & Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris

Blackpool Wildlife Sightings

Scisco Media – Claire Stephenson

Scisco Media – Environment

North England EcoTourism (NEET)

The Pink-footed Pound

How EcoTourism Could Benefit The Blackpool North Economy

Fylde Future Promotional Film For General Election 2015