Sir David Attenborough & The BBC: A Wildlife Installation in Piccadilly Gardens

In support of his latest series, a new structure has formed in Piccadilly Gardens to aid biodiversity.

By Manchester's Finest | October 29th '19

Everybody’s favourite grandad, Sir David Attenborough is back with a brand new series on BBC. Seven Worlds, One Planet premiered on 27th October on BBC1 at 6:15pm.

To celebrate there’s a brand new installation bringing greenery, birds and insects into the city centre. The structure imitating the globe, will be home to plenty a whole host of new biodiversity.

The show has been filmed over 4 years, split up into a 7-part series to showcase the vast and varying planet. The overarching theme of the series will highlight that despite disparate landscapes, we are one planet and need to take better care and responsibility of where we live.

Extraordinary wildlife stories and unseen wilderness of our seven unique continents have been documented, giving the audience a chance to see how small changes add up to great change when done by whole communities.

The structure hopes to inspire people into creating wildlife-nurturing habitats in their homes, whether in a pot, hanging basked or garden.

The piece specifically targets two audiences, creating something beautiful and interesting for humans to look at but providing a lifeline for wildlife.

The Seven Worlds Living Globe hopes to make small contributions into bringing, protecting and improving biodiversity. Since Sir David Attenborough’s career began, the planet has lost 50% of its wildlife. Taking small, positive steps such as these has never been more imperative and critical in aiding the world’s biodiversity.

The structure is on the edge of Piccadilly gardens, next to the Duke of Wellington Statue.