Globetrotters in Chester
- Afghanistan: Jim Holmes
Afghanistan is seen as an area of darkness and conflict from border to border, there are still vast mountainous areas of this beautiful country that are peaceful and moving forward.
The Hazara ethnic group sets itself apart through religious beliefs and their independent nature, inhabiting much of the rugged central mountains west of Kabul.
I was commissioned to document a development programme that included rural power supply, water and sanitation, all vital aspects of the development process.
Although initially sceptical, I was dispatched into the unknown. What I discovered on a 4 wheel drive journey was stunning mountain scenery welcoming communities and a people eager for assistance and stability. The early onset of winter snows was one of our only fears…
see also www.jimholmes.co.uk
- Terry Callaghan: The Altai Mountains
The slideshow is based on field visits to a research station in the high Altai Mountains, the journey there along one of the 10 most scenic roads in the world, and an off-road expedition to the Mongolian border to find ancient rock carvings.
see also www.shef.ac.uk/aps/staff-and-students/acadstaff/callaghan
Doors open 1pm for 1:30pm Start till 4:30pm
Entrance Fee £3.00 includes refreshments and two talks
25-27 Grosvenor Street, CH1 2DD
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