Speaking this month we have:
Neil Harris – Miao and Hmong Festivals and lifestyle.
The Miao from SW China and the Hmong of Laos are related ethnic minority groups, their festivals show similarities, especially in the traditional dress worn by females. The Maio have many different clans, these identifiable by the headgear worn by the womenfolk. Mainly through photographs the talk will illustrate these differences and show elements of their lifestyle.
Neil Harris, an enthusiastic traveller, is a retired Meteorologist and long time member of the Globetrotters Club. He is as keen photographer and an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society.
Jason Lewis – Expedition 360: The First Human-Powered Circumnavigation of the Earth.
He survived a terrifying crocodile attack off Australia’s Queensland coast, blood poisoning in the middle of the Pacific, malaria in Indonesia and China, and acute mountain sickness in the Himalayas. He was hit by a car and left for dead with two broken legs in Colorado, and incarcerated for espionage on the Sudan-Egypt border.
Described by the Daily Mail as “the most remarkable adventurer in the world today,” Jason Lewis shares tales from his upcoming trilogy chronicling the first human-powered circumnavigation of the Earth—biking, hiking, and inline skating five continents, and kayaking, swimming, rowing, and pedalling a boat across the world’s oceans—and what wider-reaching lessons in sustainability can be drawn from life in a tiny boat thousands of miles from land.
“This is a delightful and funny adventure; it is also lonely, dangerous and frightening.” — The Times
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.