Category Archives: Events

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 between 45 – 60 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 Meeting, Saturday, April 7th 2018

Speaking this month we have:

  1. Olie Hunter-Smart – Walking India Top to Bottom

    In April 2017, British adventurer Olie Hunter Smart set off from the Line of Control in Ladakh to walk the length of India, a 4,500km journey that would take him seven and a half months to complete. His aim: To uncover untold stories about Partition and Independence from Britain that took place in 1947, and to find out how it impacted the ordinary people of India.

    Olie will be sharing some of his experiences from his epic journey, from navigating his way through the crowded streets of Delhi and the fear of walking through a tiger reserve to the difficulty of finding a place to stay in rural villages and seeking out heart-rending stories from those that were directly affected by the largest mass migration of people in history.

    Olie was born in the south of England, spending much of his youth messing about in boats. At the age of 18 he spent 6 months in Belize working on a conservation project to rebuild a remote ranger station and teaching in a local school. The experience gave him an appetite for adventure, travel, to see the world and to understand more about different people and cultures.

    Since then, Olie has worked in the London advertising industry taking every opportunity to travel and see more of the world. In 2013 he backpacked his way from Russia, through Asia, Australasia and across South America. In 2015 Olie became one of only a handful of people to have travelled the length of the Amazon River unsupported on foot and by kayak, and in 2017 Olie took on a new challenge, to walk the length of India to uncover untold stories of India’s struggle for Independence.

    Find out more at

  2. Becca, Max and Joel – Global Convoy -The Art of Absurd Travel.

    The Global Convoy – made up of Joel, Becca, Rich and Max – are a group of young adventurers who somehow managed to complete a full circumnavigation of the entire world in the space of a year! Using two cars they saved from a scrapheap, without a plan and not even close to a sensible budget, they set off East with their fingers crossed and their sights on the horizon. 4 continents, 46 countries, hundreds of hitchhikers and thousands of incredible stories later they rolled back into Dover with the new goal to help people see the world in the best and most exciting ways possible!

    Find out more at

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 between 45 – 60 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

Toronto meetings, Friday, May 28th, 2018

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 16, 2018;

Everyone Welcome “TRAVEL” with TORONTO GT’S

Speaking this month:

  • “Ypa! Ypa! (Cheers!) Moscow to St. Petersburg by boat” by Shirley Lewis
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Toronto G.T.’s 20180316 Russia1

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.

London Meeting, Saturday, July 7th 2018

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…

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 between 45 – 60 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 Meeting, Saturday, June 2nd 2018

Speaking this month we have:

  1. David Redford – Glimpses of the Nile – and echoes of the great explorers.

    Images and stories from a number of short visits to East and Central Africa to illustrate the enormity and history of the River Nile, and hopefully to pass on some of its fascination to travellers.

  2. Russell Maddicks – Nicaragua

    Travel writer Russell Maddicks will be talking about Nicaragua

    Russell is the author of Bradt Guide Venezuela, Culture Smart! Ecuador, Cuba, Mexico.

    Find out more at

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 between 45 – 60 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

Chester Meetings, Saturday November 17th 2018

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

  1. Kauser Jan – ’Srebrenica’.

    Kauser Jan having studied at Leeds Beckett University is now Assistant Head Teacher at Leeds City Council.

    Her trip to the city of Srebrenica, now situated in a peaceful valley has undergone many changes since the conflict in the 1990’s. We look forward to finding out more about the visit she made to this city and the people she met there.

  2. Barry and Cynthia Green – ‘A Journey through China’.

    Images from a tour of China visiting historic sites, iconic landscapes and modern cities giving a flavour of life in China through the ages.

    Barry is a retired engineer and Cynthia, a retired librarian who both volunteer at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port as well as travelling to interesting places.

november 2018
november 2018

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

Chester Meetings, Saturday September 15th 2018

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

  1. Barrie and Ruth Axtell – ’An European journey by train’.

    This talk gives tips on how to make the most out of your Interrail pass plus details of organising journeys , booking night sleepers, upgrading etc

    In addition, descriptions of visits made to Brussels , Berlin , Krakov, Budapest and Vienna are illustrated in this highly entertaining slide show.

  2. Darren Axe – ‘Aotearoa; Journeys into the Long White Cloud’.

    Darren is an International Mountain Leader with a passion for sustainability in the mountain environment. In 2007 he spent 6 months living in Wellington, capital city of New Zealand. Throughout this period and a return visit almost 10 years later he has explored the dynamic and varied landscapes of this primeval remnant of the paleo-supercontinent Gondwanaland.

    Aotearoa; Journeys into the Long White Cloud is an illustrated tour of this isolated archipelago with its unique biodiversity and strong cultural identity. The talk also delves into the environmental challenges facing modern-day New Zealand as a reflection on the epic journeys involved in getting ‘there and back again’.

september 2018
september 2018

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

Chester Meetings, Saturday July 21st 2018

Globetrotters in Chester

Presents

  1. Marion Round – ’A trip to Welsh Patagonia’.

    I enjoy travelling to interesting places with small group tour companies. In 1865 153 Welsh people embarked on a journey to Patagonia, they were promised a fertile land with fresh water; this is not what they found.

    The 2 main areas where the Welsh have settled are now thriving, with the Welsh language and culture is increasing.

    We travelled through the Welsh areas, and across the huge Desert separating them, looking at fascinating places where few people ever get to.

  2. Chris Prior – ’Colombia on motorbike’.

    In February 2016, I joined seven other British motorcyclists to ride from Bogotá in the central uplands of Colombia to the Caribbean coast, returning to Bogota via a different route.

    This slide show illustrates the differing scenery and peoples of Colombia.

    With the drugs cartels eliminated and the FARC rebellion at an end, Colombia looks forward to a more prosperous future.

July Poster 2018
July Poster 2018

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

London Meeting, Saturday, May 12th 2018

Speaking this month we have:

  1. Jacek Obloj – Ethiopia

    Jacek will share stories from visiting traditional tribes in Omo Valley and Christian churches in Lalibela. Jacek is also planning another trip to Ethiopia in March this year so will have more stories to share in May.

    Find out more at:

  2. Jim Holmes – The Lower Mekong, a river in flux.

    An exploration of the people, culture and river as it flows through Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand.

    Jim Holmes is a documentary photographer that lived and worked in Laos and Vietnam for 18 years. He travelled and worked extensively on the Mekong River and illustrates his own personal journey through the region with his dramatic images and stories.

    See also www.jimholmes.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 between 45 – 60 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