An Adventure on the Old Silk Road


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                       Recording in Turfan, ChinaRecording in Turfan, China

In 1987 the opening of the border between Pakistan and China made it possible – for the first time in nearly half a century – to retrace the original line of the Silk Road across Asia. John was one of the first modern travellers to do so, and this is the story of his 8,000-mile journey. The presentation includes local and Western music together with excerpts from radio recordings he made along the way. After a ride with a Kyrgyz camel caravan and a visit to a lost city in the Taklamakan Desert, he takes you through the ‘Jade Gate’ to a silk mill and a newly opened stretch of the Great Wall, before finishing on the shores of the Yellow Sea.

John will bring and sign copies of the book he wrote about the trip, An Adventure on the Old Silk Road, now available in a newly revised printing.

“This was the second time in three months that John gave his talk, and again extra seats had to be found to accommodate the eager-eyed, absorbed audience.”
(
Hampshire Chronicle)

Sorry, this legacy talk on 35mm transparencies is no longer available.

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