TELEVISION icon Sir David Attenborough will be ‘in conversation’ with friend and colleague, Mike Gunton, to help raise funds for St George’s Bristol.

Proceeds from the event, taking place on 3 April, will support the music charity and its work.

St George’s Bristol, just off Park Street, attracts world-class artists and runs an active education programme. And from spring 2018 it will launch as a creative space for music and ideas, with a new café bar, multi-purpose spaces and exhibitions.

‘Sir David Attenborough In Conversation’ is one of a number of fundraising activities, which generate approximately one-third of the charity’s income.

The much-loved broadcaster will be joined by his friend and colleague Mike Gunton –BBC Natural History Unit’s Creative Director and a supporter of St George’s.

Audience members can expect a wide-ranging discussion featuring some of Sir David’s recent TV adventures, from exploring the life of prehistoric sea dragons to the perils of plastic in our oceans

Tickets for the event were sold out within hours of going on general sale, and St George’s has a waiting list.

This event is also supported by Triodos Bank, which is running a competition to win two pairs of tickets.

Head of Development for St George’s Bristol, Verity Slater commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Sir David back to St George’s. As an independent charity, we have a long history of creating diverse events in and beyond the building.

“We rely on the generosity of our supporters to continue this work, and it’s wonderful to count Mike and Sir David in this group, both of whom are contributing their time for free.”

Sir David Attenborough has spoken in the Main Hall of the Georgian Grade II listed building before, and is well known for his passion for the arts.