Category Archives: London-Meeting

London Meetings, Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Speaking this month we have:

  1. Jonny Bealby – Trips and origins.
  2. Olie Hunter-Smart – India – top to bottom

London branch meetings are held at The Church of Scotland, Crown Court, behind the Fortune Theatre in Covent Garden the first Saturday of each month, unless there is a UK public holiday that weekend.

Admission costs, £3 for Members and £6.00 Non-members. You do not need to be a member to attend, and we do not sell advanced tickets, please just come on the day, the doors open at 2:15pm and the program starts around 2:30pm with each talk lasting approximately 40 minutes.

There is no London meeting in August, but we start afresh each September.

If you would like to keep up to date with what’s happening at the Globetrotters London meetings and to be sent email reminders prior to the meeting, please sign up here

London Meetings, Saturday, November 4th, 2017

This month we have:

  1. AGM : The clubs AGM starts at 1:00 pm (card carrying members only), then at 2.30 the meeting begins

Speaking this month we have:

  1. Brian Anderson – Galapagos Islands

    The Galapagos Islands, 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, were named the ‘Enchanted Isles’ by superstitious sailors, and famed for their number of endemic species. The isles were a hiding place for C16 pirates, visited by C18 whalers including the author, Herman Melville, and later, by Charles Darwin on ‘The Beagle’ in 1835.

    In this richly illustrated presentation, photographer and adventurer, Brian Anderson, shares his travel anecdotes and stunning images of the unique wildlife he encountered, including; galápagos penguins, giant tortoises, marine iguanas, sealions and bluefooted boobies. We also learn how these animals which frightened early visitors, have adapted to live on this fragile, isolated and ever changing Pacific archipelago.

    Brian Anderson - Galápagos Islands
    Brian Anderson – Galápagos Islands
  2. Richard Evans – Laidback travel tales – Part 2

    From the vast deserts of Kazakhstan to the Pyrenees via the monsoons of Southeast Asia, the Australian Nullarbor, the Canadian Rockies and Great Lakes, this is Richard Evans’s travelogue of his six-month journey around the world by recumbent bicycle in 2014.

    Averaging around 1,000km per week, Richard shared treacherously potholed highways with speeding juggernauts, faced freezing nights and scorching days, and battled headwinds strong enough to blow him off the road. Having lost 7kg in the first seven weeks and with 19 weeks still to go, it was important to stabilise the weight loss. A cure was found in beer and dumplings.

    Find out more at http://laidbackaroundtheworld.blogspot.co.uk

London branch meetings are held at The Church of Scotland, Crown Court, behind the Fortune Theatre in Covent Garden the first Saturday of each month, unless there is a UK public holiday that weekend.

Admission costs, £3 for Members and £6.00 Non-members. You do not need to be a member to attend, and we do not sell advanced tickets, please just come on the day, the doors open at 2:15pm and the program starts around 2:30pm with each talk lasting approximately 40 minutes.

There is no London meeting in August, but we start afresh each September.

If you would like to keep up to date with what’s happening at the Globetrotters London meetings and to be sent email reminders prior to the meeting, please sign up here

London Meetings, Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Speaking this month we have:

  1. Paul Goldstein – TBA
  2. Sian Pritchard-Jones & Bob Gibbons – Unknown Africa

    Africa, to the wider TV audience, means the big game parks of the East, the varied attractions of South Africa, like the Cape and, not so long ago, the wonders of the Nile in Egypt. But in fact most of Africa is still a dark, unknown continent, where in so many ways little has changed. Isolated villages of straw-roofed conical houses dot a dry scrub landscape as drums echo across the endless plains after sundown. Dark forests of tall trees disected by a quiet sluggish river; cicadas deafening at dusk. Eerie outcrops and tall turrets erupting from a Saharan sand dune, where the stars are overwhelming and the silence piercing. Animated, colourful traders in a dusty market shaded by a giant baobab tree or wild-eyed Tuaregs guiding a salt-laden camel caravan across an endless horizon.

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    It takes a significant amount of planning, and increasingly more than the average ‘budget’ travellers’ resources, these days to get some parts of Africa. We were lucky to cross Africa overland since the 1970/80s and as recently as 2010 in our Land Rover. Places now off limits enthralled us: countries like Algeria, Mali, Niger, Congo-Zaire and South Sudan. Sadly today’s adventurers may struggle to ever get to these places. And yet there are some places, formerly unsafe, that are now on the radar of some contemporary explorers, like those here today perhaps.

    More a pictorial adventure, this program will take you to some of those places. We begin this mixed bag in the Horn of Africa: Djibouti, Somaliland and the Danakil of Ethiopia, where one of the most astonishing sights of Africa is the boiling lava lake of Erta Ale. In central Africa we’ll take you on a short trip to the Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Zaire and Angola (a more recently accessible country).

    Our main programme will take you into one of the most underrated and surprising countries of Africa – Chad, where the Tibesti, Ennedi and Borkou regions have finally become safer than anywhere else in the Sahara. Isn’t that a big surprise!

    That’s the enigma of Africa: unknown places that one day may capture a new audience.

    Chad - Sian Pritchard-Jones & Bob Gibbons - Unknown Africa

London branch meetings are held at The Church of Scotland, Crown Court, behind the Fortune Theatre in Covent Garden the first Saturday of each month, unless there is a UK public holiday that weekend.

Admission costs, £3 for Members and £6.00 Non-members. You do not need to be a member to attend, and we do not sell advanced tickets, please just come on the day, the doors open at 2:15pm and the program starts around 2:30pm with each talk lasting approximately 40 minutes.

There is no London meeting in August, but we start afresh each September.

If you would like to keep up to date with what’s happening at the Globetrotters London meetings and to be sent email reminders prior to the meeting, please sign up here

London Meetings, Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Speaking this month we have:

  1. Speaker to be confirmed.
  2. John Pilkington – Up the Mekong to Tibet

London branch meetings are held at The Church of Scotland, Crown Court, behind the Fortune Theatre in Covent Garden the first Saturday of each month, unless there is a UK public holiday that weekend.

Admission costs, £3 for Members and £6.00 Non-members. You do not need to be a member to attend, and we do not sell advanced tickets, please just come on the day, the doors open at 2:15pm and the program starts around 2:30pm with each talk lasting approximately 40 minutes.

There is no London meeting in August, but we start afresh each September.

If you would like to keep up to date with what’s happening at the Globetrotters London meetings and to be sent email reminders prior to the meeting, please sign up here

London Meetings, there is no meeting in August.

There is no meeting this month.

London branch meetings are held at The Church of Scotland, Crown Court, behind the Fortune Theatre in Covent Garden the first Saturday of each month, unless there is a UK public holiday that weekend.

Admission costs, £3 for Members and £6.00 Non-members. You do not need to be a member to attend, and we do not sell advanced tickets, please just come on the day, the doors open at 2:15pm and the program starts around 2:30pm with each talk lasting approximately 40 minutes.

There is no London meeting in August, but we start afresh each September.

If you would like to keep up to date with what’s happening at the Globetrotters London meetings and to be sent email reminders prior to the meeting, please sign up here

London Meetings, Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Speaking this month we have:

  1. Members Slides : Around the world in eighty minutes. 10 presentations of 10 slides

    This month we have a fast paced journey around the Globe..

    Speaking today we have:

    • Francesca Jaggs — Graffiti Around the World
    • David Shamash — Austria Salzburg
    • Jenny Fisher —Jamaican Taino Rock Art
    • Paul Gillingham —Buenos Aries
    • Marion Bull —Madagascar
    • Keith Macintosh —Himalaya
    • Justyna Hellebrand —Yemen
    • Jacek Obloj —Ethiopia
    • Miriam Mutizwa —Miriam’s travels
    • Hemant Amin, Jayesh Patel & Dan Bachmann —Uzbekistan

London branch meetings are held at The Church of Scotland, Crown Court, behind the Fortune Theatre in Covent Garden the first Saturday of each month, unless there is a UK public holiday that weekend.

Admission costs, £3 for Members and £6.00 Non-members. You do not need to be a member to attend, and we do not sell advanced tickets, please just come on the day, the doors open at 2:15pm and the program starts around 2:30pm with each talk lasting approximately 40 minutes.

There is no London meeting in August, but we start afresh each September.

If you would like to keep up to date with what’s happening at the Globetrotters London meetings and to be sent email reminders prior to the meeting, please sign up here

London Meetings, Saturday, June 3th, 2017

Speaking this month we have:

  1. Paul Hughes – Adventures closer to home.

    Having grown up in the North East of Scotland, Paul has always felt at home in the great outdoors. His interest in the natural environment has lead to him working in the outdoor industry in Scotland, for an environmental charity, traveling extensively and studying then teaching Geography.

    After moving to London in 2015 Paul became acutely aware that his urban ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’ were in most cases completely detached with nature and wilderness…he decided that something must be done to change this. Therefore in the summer of 2016 he started his biggest adventure to date – to inspire others to leave the urban jungle and travel back to nature.

    Paul will discuss with you his journey of discovery including the why travel is essential and how you can invite adventure into your daily life.

    Find out more at www.rareescapes.co.uk/about-us, Facebook: www.facebook.com/rareescapes
    and Instagram: www.instagram.com/rare.escapes

  2. Duncan Gough – Viaje en España – Travelling in Spains

    In this presentation Duncan talks from more than 30 years of journeys in Spain. His experiences have gone into his books ‘Back Roads of Spain’ and ‘Sketches of Spain’.

    The emphasis is on the real Spain of small towns and villages off the
    beaten track, of unusual and interesting places that few tourists may
    have found.

    It is about the Spanish character and culture, and how to make the
    most of interactions with this generous nation.
    Also covered is some of the more important legal and road safety
    issues, with a dash of ornithology and history.

    Duncan realised that many people don’t really think much in advance
    how they are going to record their holiday or adventure, or don’t find
    it easy to develop the record into a narrative.

    The aim of the presentation is to give a structure for making the most
    interesting account, whether for themselves, their grandchildren or
    with the aim of publication.

    It includes suggestions for equipment and information on details
    like the resolution requirements for photography that will print with
    decent quality, audio recording and routes to publication.

    Find out more at duncan-spanish-travel.com or on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/DuncanRGough/

London branch meetings are held at The Church of Scotland, Crown Court, behind the Fortune Theatre in Covent Garden the first Saturday of each month, unless there is a UK public holiday that weekend.

Admission costs, £3 for Members and £6.00 Non-members. You do not need to be a member to attend, and we do not sell advanced tickets, please just come on the day, the doors open at 2:15pm and the program starts around 2:30pm with each talk lasting approximately 40 minutes.

There is no London meeting in August, but we start afresh each September.

If you would like to keep up to date with what’s happening at the Globetrotters London meetings and to be sent email reminders prior to the meeting, please sign up here

London Meetings, Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Speaking this month we have:

  1. Kendra Ansley – Burma.

  2. André Brugiroux – The Earth is but one country.

    André Brugiroux, who European newspapers have called “the Marco Polo of the modern times”, is the author of the best-selling book in French, “The Earth is but one country”, which describes his epic journeys of discovery and adventure that took me through 135 countries and 400,000 kms over an 18 year period. Book printed now in English under the title : “ONE PEOPLE, ONE PLANET“.

    At the age of 17, André left Paris with 10 francs in his pocket to realize a childhood dream of touring the world : not as a tourist, but rather as a student of mankind. After some years in Europe where André learned five languages, and in Canada to arrange financing, André set out to re-discover the world. As a hitchhiker on every conceivable type of transportation, living for most part on a dollar-a-day for six years (between 1967 and 1973), André covered the five continents without ever sleeping in a hotel.

    Noteworthy is André’s visit to Alaska in winter at minus 45°, the Australian desert at plus 50°, to the head-hunters of Borneo, a stay with buddhist monks in Bangkok, in an indian ashram for yoga, a kibbutz in Israel, the smuggling of precious stones in Ceylon and a jail in Costa-Rica (where André was mistaken for one of Che Guevarra’s guerillas) among many others.

    André slowly reached the conclusion, as a result of his experiences with so many of the world’s people, that, “the earth is but one country and all mankind its citizens”. After this first 18 year-long journey which was the university part of my life on the road, André continued travelling from France for another 30 years.

    André has now realised my childhood dream: to visit all countries and territories in the world. My last country (n° 251) was South Sudan in December 2011.

    André am just now back from Tristan da Cunha, the most isolated island in the world.

    To find out more about André visit:

    1. Website: http://andre.brugiroux.free.fr
    2. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andre.brugiroux

London branch meetings are held at The Church of Scotland, Crown
Court, behind the Fortune Theatre in Covent Garden the first Saturday
of each month, unless there is a UK public holiday that weekend.

Admission costs, £3 for Members and £6.00 Non-members. You
do not need to be a member to attend, and we do not sell advanced
tickets, please just come on the day, the doors open at 2:15pm and the
program starts around 2:30pm with each talk lasting approximately 40
minutes.

There is no London meeting in August, but we start afresh each
September.

If you would like to keep up to date with what’s happening at
the Globetrotters London meetings and to be sent email reminders prior
to the meeting,
please sign up here

London Meetings, Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Speaking this month we have:

  1. Charlie Knight – Walking from Mexico to Canada.

    In April 2016, Charlie took a 6 month break from his marketing job and set out from the Mexican border to walk to Canada. Travelling the entire length of America, his 2650 mile trek took him across the Mojave Desert and the snowy Sierra Nevada mountains in California, through the forests and lava fields of Oregon and the rainy, misty peaks of Washington before 144 days later, he finally made it to the Canadian border.

    Along his journey he had run-ins with mountain lions, rattlesnakes and bears. He forded torrential rivers and crossed numerous high mountain passes. He endured severe cold, heat, dehydration and extreme hunger, losing 15kg in body weight in under five months.

    Having gone through his own private battle with anxiety and depression, Charlie undertook his adventure to promote awareness of mental illness and raised nearly £4000 for SANE mental health charity.

    Find out more at www.charlie-knight.com

  2. Jacki Hill Murphy – Travelling the Length of the River Amazon.

    In recreating the tragic 1769 journey of the first women to travel the River Amazon from a stream in Ecuador to the Atlantic in Brazil, a journey of 4,200 miles, Jacki travelled in local boats and encountered many dangers and wonderful encounters.

London branch meetings are held at The Church of Scotland, Crown Court, behind the Fortune Theatre in Covent Garden the first Saturday of each month, unless there is a UK public holiday that weekend.

Admission costs, £3 for Members and £6.00 Non-members. You do not need to be a member to attend, and we do not sell advanced tickets, please just come on the day, the doors open at 2:15pm and the program starts around 2:30pm with each talk lasting approximately 40 minutes.

There is no London meeting in August, but we start afresh each September. If you would like to keep up to date with what’s happening at the Globetrotters London meetings and to be sent email reminders prior to the meeting, please sign up here

London Meetings, Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Speaking this month we have:

  1. Darren Axe – Treading lightly… Journeys among the mountains of Europe by boot, snowshoe and train.

    Darren is an International Mountain Leader with a passion for sustainability in the mountain environment. During ten years of journeys to, from and around Europe’s high places he has developed a wealth of knowledge and passion. This talk critically assesses our place in wilderness; from how we move in, out and around it to the activities we undertake within it. From the emblematic Alps to the intrepid Carpathians, this thought provoking talk takes us there and back again with stunning photography throughout.

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  2. Tim Holland – Russia

  3. Philip Bichon – Yemen

    For many years Philippe Bichon has been working as architectural assistant in a workshop set in southwest of France, specialized in the preservation of architectural heritage. He enjoys travelling around the world with a pencil in his hand. As he wanders lonely he fills his travel diary with account, and also sketches and watercolors drawn on the spot that he doesn’t alter once back. This diary becomes a collective work enhanced with the accounts written in their own tongues by different encounters, or sometimes with their own drawings. More than a diary, the travel book becomes a link then, a way to share the journey with people met on the road.

    His artistic approach is mainly based on the travel diary itself. As he return home however he share his genuine account and sketches in a faithful published book so as to invite the reader to follow in his footsteps. Since people were becoming more and more enthusiastic, he decided to work as an artist, sharing his travels.

    About Yemen …

    Today, troubles in Yemen are so huge that we can’t know if we could again travel one day in this amazing country. Particularly attracted to architecture Philippe has been dreaming about discovering Yemen for many years. He was absolutely delighted when he first travelled there in 2009, a lonely six weeks tour by share taxis throughout western Yemen. He was overwhelmed by the outstanding architecture but also by the discovering of a so authentic and welcoming country. Speaking a little Arabic and playing ud, plus the fact that he draws on the spot helped him to meet several people. He was glad to be invited in 2010 by the Yemen Department of Tourism along with seven other European artists, a wonderful opportunity to increase his Yemen’s work.

    To know more : www.globecroqueur.com

London branch meetings are held at The Church of Scotland, Crown Court, behind the Fortune Theatre in Covent Garden the first Saturday of each month, unless there is a UK public holiday that weekend.

Admission costs, £3 for Members and £6.00 Non-members. You do not need to be a member to attend, and we do not sell advanced tickets, please just come on the day, the doors open at 2:15pm and the program starts around 2:30pm with each talk lasting approximately 40 minutes.

There is no London meeting in August, but we start afresh each September.

If you would like to keep up to date with what’s happening at the Globetrotters London meetings and to be sent email reminders prior to the meeting, please sign up here