Speaking this month we have:
- Sam McManus – The Pale Tablelands: Travels through the mountains of Ethiopia.
Including travels through one of the lowest places on the planet in the Danakil Depression and traversing the highest plateau on the African continent, Sam McManus relates a three-month journey across this incredible country. The narration will include a historical, geographical & cultural overview of Ethiopia.
- Alistair McLean – Hurtigruten – a bygone era of sea travel.
For over 120 years Hurtigruten has delivered post, cargo and people to remote communities scattered along the breathtakingly beautiful coast of Norway. An increasing number of tourists are drawn to witness the atmosphere on board the ships, keen to experience the way of life, the nature and the very simplicity of what Hurtigruten does. The pressure to resist the onslaught of what the modern cruise lines offer has sustained this very unique service and is the very reason passengers are so passionate about the journey.
Alistair McLean has worked with Hurtigruten for almost 10 years and has seen the innovative ways the company has set about modernising itself whilst retaining that bygone feel of sea travel at its most traditional sense.
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.
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