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Spirorbis, a memoir by Peter Vine, published by Artisan House, launched by Doug Allan.
Peter Vine travelled extensively and worked in over thirty countries encountering some of the world’s most intriguing cultures and places. From deep-sea diving in the South Pacific islands to book publishing and film production in the deserts of the United Arab Emirates, fish farming in Greece and Ireland and conducting research on the Spirorbis worm in waters from New Zealand to the Red Sea, Vine is a sympathetic observer and participant of life in the widely varying and rich milieux in which he has lived and worked.
Spirorbis tells stories from Vine’s life rather than the story of his life – stories of adventure, of exploration, of romance, of risk-taking, and of narrow escapes.
Doug Allan is one of the world’s best known and respected cameramen. He specialises in natural history, expeditions, and science documentaries in some of the wildest and most remote places on our planet. He has worked for BBC, Discovery, National Geographic and many others, filming for series like The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Life, Frozen Planet, Ocean Giants and Operation Iceberg. In 2012 he published Freeze Frame – a Wildlife Cameraman’s Adventures on Ice, a book about his filming experiences.
50% of proceeds from the sale of Spirorbis will go to support the work of The Dublin Neurological Institute at the Mater Hospital
Due to current restrictions, admission to the launch will be by invitation only.
A recording of the launch with an interview of Peter Vine and Doug Allen by Lorna Siggins will be broadcast on Connemara Community Radio and a video recording of the interview will be available on Clifden Arts Festival www.clifdenartsfestival.com
A recording of the launch of Spirorbis and an interview with Peter Vine and Doug Allan by journalist Lorna Siggins will be broadcast on Connemara Community Radio on Wednesday, 23rd September, at 5 pm and repeated on Thursday, 24th September, at 12 noon.