London Meeting, Saturday, December 4, 2021

This month we have:

AGM: The clubs AGM starts at 12:00 pm (card carrying members only), then at 2.30 pm the meeting begins

Speaking this month at 2.30 pm we have:  (Get Tickets)

1st Mary Fogarty – From the Pasha’s Palace to the desert city of the Haddou.

Mary Fogarty tells of a journey over the dramatic Tizi n’Tichka pass in the High Atlas mountains to visit the ancestral home of Thami El Glaoui, the Pasha of Marrakech and caid of the surrounding Ounila Valley.

Freak weather – snow and freezing temperatures – pervaded the journey as Mary and her friends then made their way to Ait Benhaddou, a stunning hilltop ksar (fortified village) built of red clay bricks in the kasbah way, which cleverly camouflage it against the surrounding red rock desert.

Given UNESCO World Heritage status in 1987, the ksar is probably more famous to the wider world for being the location in films such as Gladiator, Alexander and Prince of Persia. Mary and her friends were practically blown off the edge of it by biting winds, and on the return drive to Marrakech the snow descended and the mountain pass closed behind them.

2nd Rob Ainsley – How to cycle abroad without leaving Britain

Rob Ainsley takes us on a journey around the world without leaving the Britain.

Rob Ainsley is a cycling writer, but does more cycling than writing. He’s collecting international End to Ends, has ridden all Britain’s rhyming coast to coasts, and once biked to all the places in the world called ‘Bath’. He lives in York but is usually somewhere else.

The talk by Rose Moloney has unfortunatly had to be postponed.

Date & Time:

Saturday, December, 2021

AGM Doors open at 12.00 noon.

Doors open at 14:00 GMT in London, a condition of entry is proof of vaccination or a COVID lateral flow test within 48 hours or a positive PCR within 90 days having completed any required isolation, the easiest way of showing this is with the NHS Covid Pass which lets you show your COVID-19 status in a secure way. We will be carrying out temperature checks and asking visitors to confirm they do not have any symptoms on arrival.

We would ask that anyone with symptoms or who needs to isolate participates via zoom.

Last month meeting was very successful, the hall is well ventilated and we had no cases following the meeting.

The zoom meeting opens at 14:00 with the talks starting 14:30 GMT (London time see Event Time Announcer for local times), please arrive early so we can deal with any issues with joining.

For forthcoming meetings we have

  • a donation £3 for members to cover our costs. Members will be emailed a ticket code link allowing access to this option or you can access it from the members area.
  • a donation of £6 for non-members, non-members may join the club for £12 per year and get this and future meetings at members rate for £12, members can also watch the 3 previous online talks, members also receive Globe our members magazine and our annual members calendar, why not join and enter your pictures.
  • a catch up to watch later will be available to members and non-member ticket holders.
  • We have had confirmation that the Church of Scotland hall is open and we will be running this meeting as an in person at the hall plus we will be streaming it on zoom and will be following the same procedures as the west end theatres.

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