London Meetings, Saturday 7th June 2014

Speaking this month we have:

  1. Mary Fogarty – ‘Life and love in the Alpujarras’

    Life and love in the Alpujarras: time spent in the foothills of the last home of Boabdil the Moor, before he was expelled from Spain. Memories of time spent amidst the oranges and olives and pomegranates – and walks in the hills and travels around towns and adventures with madmen.

    Find out more about MARY at and

  2. Ian Packham – Encircle Africa: the first solo and unassisted circumnavigation of Africa by public transport.

    Ian’s biggest adventure to date – a 396 day, 25,000 mile journey – took Ian on the first solo and unassisted circumnavigation of continental Africa by publically available transport. Using this mode of transport ensured reliance on, and therefore greater interaction with, local populations on the coast of Africa.

    Find out more about Ians adventures at his website, and on twitter @ianMpackham and facebook

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 approximately 40 minutes.

There is no London meeting in August, but we start afresh each September.

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  1. ANNOUNCEMENTS (7/6/14)

    Free Stuff in June
    More London Free Festival – runs til June 8th on South Bank then the Free Fringe til 20th June

    Open Garden Squares Weekend – All over London 14 -15th June

    London Festival of Architecture – 7 – 30th June – free & pay – Check it out on-line – London venues

    World Naked Bike Ride – check on-line – June 14th – six starting points around London – all headed to the West End
    Keats Festival – 200 years since Keats’ first poem – 7 – 15th June – Hampstead – entry fee but ticket valid all year

    Other announcements:

    Alastair Humphries new book ‘MicroAdventures‘ is out on Amazon

    Sad news: Tony Annis’s son died last week – Funeral Monday in Bury-St-Edmunds

    World City Music Village 2014
    Cultural Co-operation announces the 26th Music Village festival: World City Music Village 2014 (Wednesday 25th June – Sunday 6th July). This 12-day celebration of cosmopolitan London at its creative best will feature over 40 free admission world cultural performances in the capital; exciting and exclusive new Festival venues; guest presenters DJ Jamie Renton and DJ Ritu; and the first ever Music Village live stream.
    The Festival will showcase over 100 London-based performers from Afghanistan, Brazil, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Colombia, Greece, Italy, Iran, Morocco, Peru, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela… and many more. Their joyfully diverse performances testify to the importance of creativity in generating intercultural dialogue, understanding and peace.
    The 2014 Festival offers Londoners more ways to enjoy world cultural heritage than ever before, whether out in the sunshine with family and friends, in the intimacy of a local club or café, on the radio, or viewed on a computer through the Festival’s first ever live-stream:

    *An outdoor picnic Festival hosted by DJ Jamie Renton at the National Trust’s stunning Georgian estate, Osterley Park and House (Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June).
    *Music Village’s inaugural indoor Festival, hosted by DJ Ritu, at the City’s atmospheric, hidden stage: Wilton’s the world’s oldest surviving grand Music Hall. (Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July)*
    *Live streaming of the Festival finale on Sunday 6th July, free of charge, from the Wilton’s stage direct to audiences wherever they are in the world
    *After-work relaxation with stories and performances at the Festival Club (Cottons;
    Gallery Café; Jamboree; Kobi Nazrul Centre and University of London Union)
    *Exclusive interviews and performances on CC’s World City Live! programme on ResonanceFM

    “… everyone seemed to know everyone, smiling as they danced on common ground…” (Evening Standard, July 2010)
    Full artist line up will be released next week.
    All events are free admission. Early arrival recommended.
    * The Festival Weekend at Wilton’s has limited capacity. Booking will be required for this event

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