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London Meeting, Saturday, July 6th 2019

Members Slides : Around the world in eighty minutes.

10 presentations of 10 slides

Speaking this month in a fast paced journey around the Globe with 10-12 talks of 10 slides.

Admission costs, we charge a small cash fee of £3 for Globetrotters members and £6 for non-members on the door to cover our expenses, tea/coffee and biscuits are included free in the interval between the talks.

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 between 45 – 60 minutes.

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.

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 Meeting, Saturday, June 1st 2019

Speaking this month we have:

1st: Tim Hanigan – On Foot through the High Atlas: Exploring Morocco’s mountains

The mountain spine of northwest Africa, the High Atlas walls off the fertile coastal regions of Morocco from the vast expanse of the Sahara. Rising to 4,000 metres in places and snowbound in winter, the range is the stronghold of Morocco’s indigenous Berbers.

Today traditional transhumance cultures sit uneasily alongside an expanding network of government roads, which are rapidly transforming former mule-trails into tarmac. But for now there’s still plenty of wilderness, and some very fine trekking.

Tim Hannigan shares insights from his many journeys in the High Atlas, with a particular focus on the beautiful Ait Bougmez and Mgoun region at the very heart of the range, as well as tales of his repeated failure to make it to the summit of Morocco’s second highest mountain!

Tim is a writer and journalist. He’s the author of Murder in the Hindu KushA Brief History of IndonesiaRaffles and the British Invasion of Java, various guidebooks, and numerous travel articles – covering the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, amongst other places.

Find out more at:

2nd: Speaker to be confirmed

Unfortunately Michelle Ellison’s talk has had to be postponed.

Admission costs, we charge a small cash fee of £3 for Globetrotters members and £6 for non-members on the door to cover our expenses, tea/coffee and biscuits are included free in the interval between the talks.

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 between 45 – 60 minutes.

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.

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

Chester Meetings, Saturday September 21st 2019

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents


1st. Lindy Pyrah – Riding the Mauritania iron ore train

The Mauritania iron ore train is the true definition of a cult classic: an epic overnight train journey involving hopping on a freight wagon full of iron ore in zero comfort through a dangerous country while experiencing the amazing Sahara desert and night sky.

Lindy is a train journey enthusiast and a London branch Globetrotters committee member, she did the Mauritania iron ore train solo in January 2018 and would love to share her story of how she prepared, experienced and lived to tell the tale of this amazing journey. Normally desk bound for most of the year, Lindy tries to make the most of her small holiday allowance to undertake memorable adventures.

2nd.  John Brinkley  – the white South – the Antarctic wilderness

A geology lecturer, both on land and on cruise ships, John will present an illustrated talk on one of the World’s last wilderness, the Antarctic. Using his own material from recent visits, John will discuss both the geological history and natural scenery of this remote region.

Chester Meeting Poster, September 2019
Chester Meeting Poster, September 2019

Doors open 1pm for 1:30pm Start till 4:30pm Entrance Fee £3.00 includes refreshments and two talks Grosvenor Museum 25-27 Grosvenor Street, CH1 2DD Enquiries to Hanna tel: 01244383392 or Angela tel: 01244 629930

Chester Meetings, Saturday November 16th 2019

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

1st. Sarah Crofts  — Veedub adventures – travels with my daughter

When Sarah took her ten year old daughter Tabitha out of school and embarked on an epic road trip the only thing they knew for certain was they would head north whilst it was warm and south when it got cold, 382 days and nearly 28000 km later they landed back on British soil.

This is the tale of their epic adventure from the Arctic Circle to the Sahara desert.

2nd. Don and Eve MacPherson — Myanmar Revisited

We took in a brief itinerary of Yangon, then journeyed on to Maymyo to see the Hill Station. Then we went to British Burma. The journey continued to Mandalay cruising along the Irrawaddy river to old Bagan. Next stop, a flight to Inle Lake to visit local villages along the canals before returning to Yangon, and ending the journey in Singapore.

Chester Meeting Poster, November 2019
Chester Meeting Poster, November 2019

Doors open 1pm for 1:30pm Start till 4:30pm Entrance Fee £3.00 includes refreshments and two talks Grosvenor Museum 25-27 Grosvenor Street, CH1 2DD Enquiries to Hanna tel: 01244383392 or Angela tel: 01244 629930

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London Meeting, Saturday, May 11th 2019

Speaking this month we have:

1st. Will Linsdell – The Road to Damascus

Approximately two years before the start of the devastating conflict that has broken the Middle Eastern country’s spirit, Will travelled by train from Istanbul to Syria.

In 2009 Will found a country filled with extremely hospitable & seemingly very contented people, together with majestic ancient cities, incredible Roman ruins and well-preserved crusader castles.

Hear about Will’s life affirming epic trip, the colourful locals he encountered and the spellbinding sights he experienced as he takes you on a journey uncovering eight thousand years of history and also take time to reflect on the travesties that have occurred there over the past eight years.

Find out more about Will on:

2nd: Lindy Pyrah – Overland through Scandinavia

Globetrotter member Lindy will talk about her overland trip through Scandinavia which she undertook in the summer of 2017; starting in London on the Eurostar she explored the countries overland by trains and ferries, uncovering amazing landscapes, dined at some interesting restaurants in remote places (Noma, Fäviken and Kok’s) and came away with a love for the area.

The previously advertised talk by Oliver Dowson has had to be postponed

Admission costs, we charge a small cash fee of £3 for Globetrotters members and £6 for non-members on the door to cover our expenses, tea/coffee and biscuits are included free in the interval between the talks.

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 between 45 – 60 minutes.

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.

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

Toronto meetings, Friday, May 24th, 2019

Everyone Welcome “TRAVEL” with TORONTO GT’S

Speaking this month:

  • Tentative topics not yet scheduled.

For information on Ontario meetings, please contact Svatka : hermaneks@yahoo.ca or Bruce : bruceaweber@hotmail.com / tel. 416-203-0911. Meetings and travel presentations are held on the 3rd Friday in January, March, May (4th Friday), September and November at 8.00 p.m at Old York Tower, 85 The Esplanade ( corner of the Esplanade & Church St.) – two blocks east of the Union station. Public parking garage is at the foot of Church Street right next to the Old York Tower.

Toronto meetings, Friday, March 15th, 2019

Everyone Welcome “TRAVEL” with TORONTO GT’S

Speaking this month:

  • Alex Rice and Francyne Charland present “Visiting in Greece”

For information on Ontario meetings, please contact Svatka : hermaneks@yahoo.ca or Bruce : bruceaweber@hotmail.com / tel. 416-203-0911. Meetings and travel presentations are held on the 3rd Friday in January, March, May (4th Friday), September and November at 8.00 p.m at Old York Tower, 85 The Esplanade ( corner of the Esplanade & Church St.) – two blocks east of the Union station. Public parking garage is at the foot of Church Street right next to the Old York Tower.

Chester Meetings, Saturday July 20th 2019

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

1st. David Redford – A Baltic Odyssey

A journey to Riga, Vilnius, Minsk, Kaliningrad and Gdansk gave an opportunity to compare the post-Soviet states which have turned westwards towards Europe with those which have stuck with Russia, and also to study the relics of the Teutonic Knights, the Hanseatic League, the Polish-Lithuanian empire and the long struggle between Germany and Russia.

2nd. Pat Jones – a journey through Sudan

Pat Jones loves travelling and tries to have 3 or 4 holidays a year. This is An interesting journey through Sudan , with some very basic accommodation yet a variety of different accommodation types and Pat was able to meet up with lots of locals in Sudan (old north Sudan and South Sudan are now separate countries)

Chester Meeting Poster July 2019
Chester Meeting Poster July 2019

Doors open 1pm for 1:30pm Start till 4:30pm Entrance Fee £3.00 includes refreshments and two talks Grosvenor Museum 25-27 Grosvenor Street, CH1 2DD Enquiries to Hanna tel: 01244383392 or Angela tel: 01244 629930

Chester Meetings, Saturday May 18th 2019

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

1st. Paul Gillingham –  freewheeling in Chile and Argentina.

Paul visits Santiago and Valparaiso in Chile, rents city bikes to sample the Argentine grape in Mendoza and explore tango, Evita and Maradona in Buenos Aires. He joins his two sons on a cycle-camping expedition around the lakes and volcanoes of northern Patagonia.

Now retired, Paul taught history in UK, Canada, Tanzania and Hong Kong before becoming a journalist and broadcaster, producing travel features from around the world.

2nd. Chris Prior  –   from Tangier to the Sahara by motorcycle

Together with 17 other motorcyclists I rode my Triumph Tiger through Spain to Morocco. From Tangiers we travelled over the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara at Merzouga.

The return route included dirt roads around the Todra Gorge. After a stop at Ben Haddou we travelled to Marrakech and then headed north back to the port of Tangiers. Six days were spent in transit through Spain and eleven in Morocco.

Chester Meeting Poster May 2019
Chester Meeting Poster May 2019

Doors open 1pm for 1:30pm Start till 4:30pm Entrance Fee £3.00 includes refreshments and two talks Grosvenor Museum 25-27 Grosvenor Street, CH1 2DD Enquiries to Hanna tel: 01244383392 or Angela tel: 01244 629930

Globetrotters Ticket Offer – The Adventure Travel Show

The London Branch will again be running a travel advice clinic at the show, why not come along and see us as well as catching some of the over 70 FREE Talks and Workshops. You can use the code below to get 15% of tickets before 15 January 2019.

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Levison Wood

The Adventure Travel Show

The UK’s only event dedicated to travel experiences off the beaten track returns to Olympia London from 19-20 January.

With 130 specialist adventure travel companies from across the world, over 70 free inspirational talks, one-to-one seminars and a series of beautiful adventure travel films, the show is sure to whet even the most adventurous appetite.

Levison Wood talks “Through the Badlands and Beyond”

Join Levison Wood as he combines current affairs with rip-roaring adventure and behind-the-scenes moments from his 5000 mile circumnavigation of the Arabian Peninsula. Journeying by foot, camel, mule, truck, car, and tank(!), Lev’s talk is a must-attend for anyone with a spirit for adventure. Seats are limited.

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George Bullard
George Bullard

Over 70 FREE Talks

Rebecca Stephens MBE, George Bullard, Dave Cornthwaite, Richard Matheson Harpham, Chris Scott and other intrepid adventurers and travel writers will share their incredible stories, leaving you inspired, informed and raring to go on your next trip.

FREE Trekking & Cycle Touring Workshops

Cicerone Guide’s experienced expedition planners will offer advice on multi-day trekking across Europe, the Himalayas and beyond as well as giving tips on touring on two wheels.

Book your tickets today and save £s*

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Adventure Planning Seminars

Expedition planner Duncan Milligan and TV producer Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent (Joanna Lumley’s ‘Silk Road Adventure’) provide all you need to know about self-organised trips.

Motorcycle Adventure Seminars

AustinVince

Austin Vince and Lois Pryce give the low- down on taking your motorcycle adventures beyond home soil into Europe and beyond.

Multi-Media Seminars

Multi-Media Seminars

Top tips and advice on recording and making money from your adventures hosted by Wanderlust magazine

The Adventure Travel Film Festival

Saturday night is film night. Enjoy amazing independent adventure travel films culminating with Olie Hunter-Smart’s absorbing film, ‘Road to Independence’ documenting his walk from north to south India.

Let the adventure begin!

Adventure travel show

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