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Opened by legendary rock guitarist Brian May and singer Kerry Ellis playing live in the station on March 1, the event organised by the Save Wild Tigers initiative aims to raise awareness of tiger conservation issues and funds for the tiger-related work of the Environmental Investigation Agency and Born Free Foundation.
Until March 21, the station will be buzzing with musicians, artists, authors, conservationists, retailers and visitors coming together for the first time to save wild tigers.
While many of the events will be free, station visitors and supporters can help tigers by donating to Save Wild Tigers.
Around the station will be art installations as well as a Tiger Tracker with a rolling programme of tiger footage.
There’s a Tiny Tigers kids’ weekend on March 16-17, with a packed programme of activities including craft & dance workshops/performances, Indian drummers and face. Tiny Tigers will also introduce a ‘Reading Jungle’, with a rolling programme of readings by top children’s authors.
Tiger Tracks will culminate with a star studded Champagne Reception and Gala Dinner at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel on March 21. Tickets are £300 and celebrity tables are available. For tickets online, click here.
There are estimated to be fewer than 3,500 tigers left in the wild. If we do nothing, they could be extinct within 10 years. If we act now we aim to double wild tigers in by 2022.
March 5 update
Unable to get along to the launch of Tiger Tracks at St Pancras on March 1? Here’s a brief video of the evening’s highlights …
March 7 update
Artist Lauren Baker has created an exclusive piece of art for Tiger Tracks.
The piece, which is currently on view at Asia House (63 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 7LP), has been created using 35,000 Swarovski crystals and will be auctioned off later this month.
All proceeds will go to EIA and The Born Free Foundation.
March 11 update
Word of the Tiger Tracks event at St Pancras is clearly spreading much further afield than London or even the UK – we’re delighted to have received a message of support from Balinese grunge rock band Navicula.
The band has previously used its music to speak out on issues such as the devastation of Indonesian rainforests by oil palm plantations (‘Orangutan‘) and official corruption in the country (‘Mafia Hukum‘).
Along with a message of support, Navicula has also sent EIA their song Harimau! Harimau! (‘Tiger! Tiger!‘) for us to use around Tiger Tracks.
Band spokesperson Lakota Moira wrote to EIA: “Tiger tracks looks like a great event! We are based in Indonesia, home to the Sumatran Tiger. We would love to support from afar – Navicula, a band from Bali, recorded the song “Harimau! Harimau! … A tale of the last Sumatran Tiger” (Harimau means tiger in Indonesian) …
“Best of luck with Tiger Tracks. If there is anything we can support here in Indonesia, please let us know … and, of course, we will follow the updates on EIA’s site and Twitter.”
Big thanks, Navicula – and keep on rocking for tigers!
March 13 update
Our thanks to actress Zoë Wanamaker, who sent us this lovely message of support for Tiger Tracks …
“Tigers are edging closer to extinction than ever before. I am proud to support EIA in their endeavour to save wild tigers.
“If you want to see this majestic animal in our future then head down to St Pancras and show your support for Tiger Tracks – a three-week tiger event in the heart of London. Let’s do something NOW to stop this tragic end before it’s too late.”
March 13 update
We’ve got lots of activities lined up for our Tiny Tigers event at Tiger Tracks this weekend!
Come down to London’s St Pancras station to hear Virginia McKenna and Lauren St John give exclusive readings, have your face painted and have your portrait done as a tiger – plus, we’ll be announcing the winners of our Tigers Are Not Rubbish competition!
And if that wasn’t enough you’ll, be able to see and participate in all the activities already hosted at the station!