King Bruno Book Launch and Fundraiser – London 6 Feb 2013
Come and join us in the Conservatory at the Barbican in London on Wednesday 6 February for a fundraising evening and the launch of King Bruno, the story of the chimp that inspired the founding of Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
We will be joined for the evening by Dr Jane Goodall, Aminatta Forna and Bala Amarasekaran.
The event has been made possible thanks to generous support from African Minerals Ltd
With lively discussion, musical entertainment, supper and auction it’ll be a great opportunity to hear from the author, Paul Glynn, and support the sanctuary.
The evening opens at 6.30pm. For more information email us or call Rachel Collingwood on +44 (0)7885 032461.
In 2006 Bruno, an alpha male chimpanzee, escaped from the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sierra Leone and vanished into the jungle. Orphaned by hunters, he had spent his life among humans and survived the ravages of Sierra Leone’s civil war before his disappearance. Today he is a local legend.
Author Paul Glynn has turned Bruno’s astonishing story into a children’s book. Written for 9-12 year olds, and with over forty detailed illustrations, King Bruno tells of Bruno’s relationship with the man who adopted him, his adventures in the human world and his journey to freedom. It educates young people about chimpanzees, conservation and development as well as touching on deeper themes of family, identity and growing up that children of all ages can relate to. A portion of the proceeds from King Bruno will go towards supporting the sanctuary.