Ingrid Houwers, Founder and owner of Houwers Taxidermy NI and advisor to Game of Thrones
A good taxidermist needs to have not just artistic flair and well-honed skills in the mechanics of conducting the preservation but, possibly more importantly, a detailed understanding of the nature of the animal. How it lives, moves, acts. The best taxidermists have a passion for wildlife and all that it provides. Ingrid is definitely in that category. However, not only is she running a business from her passion but she is also actively involved in Taxidermy organisations such as the Taxidermy Association of Ireland where she is the secretary for Northern Ireland.For you Game of Thrones fans, Ingrid was a regular advisor and provider of all things ‘skin’ over the years it was filmed to ensure authenticity throughout.
Chef Stephen JeffersWe speak with Chef Stephen Jeffers and hear how his career has taken him from owning and running his own pubs and restaurants, winning International Chef of the Year in Toronto, and then starting up his own cookery school in Forestside, Belfast. Better still he cut his teeth in his Chef's career working on an estate cooking up game dishes!
Martin - Czech RepublicThis week we find ourselves talking to Martin from the Czech Republic. Although he has lived in the UK for a long time he comes from a hunting family back home. This happy, larger than life character shares his thoughts with us. Hear how the Czech Rep insist on hunters being involved in conservation, something we should do in the UK perhaps?