Chester Meetings, Saturday 21st March

Globetrotters in Chester


Chris Prior – Kerala and Tamil Nadu

We went on a two-week motorcycle tour around the South Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. From the coastal town of Cochin we rode 1950s Indian-built Royal Enfield 350cc Bullets to Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu. We passed through tea growing areas to Madurai, famous for it highly decorated temples.

Dr Emma Roberts – From Shanghai to Xian, Futuristic and Ancient China

Dr. Emma Roberts is Associate Dean for Global Engagement at Liverpool John Moores University and also heads the BA (Hons) History of Art & Museum Studies degree course at this organisation.  Emma’s academic research is largely based in China as she works with Chinese partner universities to advise on how former industrial sites can be revitalised as hubs for the creative industries.

This talk begins in Shanghai and discusses some of the delights and highlights that travellers may experience in this cosmopolitan, vibrant city.  Following this, we move to Xian, the home of the iconic ‘Terracotta Warriors’.  The history, meaning and creative processes behind these mysterious statues will be explored.  Our ‘travels’ in this talk will therefore move between the absolutely new and the very ancient that China has to offer.

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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