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To Eritrea and Ethiopia: Retracing a Victorian Expedition
               Expedition bridge Expedition bridge

John’s latest Eritrea and Ethiopia talkclick here for details


‘Eritrea and Ethiopia’ talk in 2020

                  Epiphany in Gonder Epiphany in Gonder

20th October – Midhurst, West Sussex (Midhurst U3A)
(
This was postponed until 2022 – see the new Midhurst entry below)


‘Eritrea and Ethiopia’ talks in 2021

               Mountain priest Mountain priest

20th October – Winchester (King Alfred Probus Club)
(This has been cancelled, but may be re-scheduled in 2022 or 2023 –
details from Natalie Newman on 01962 886380)

28th October – Tavistock, Devon (Tavistock Ladies’ Luncheon Club)
12.00 for 12.30 pm at the Bedford Hotel on Plymouth Road
(details from Norma Thewlis on 01822 615174)



‘Eritrea and Ethiopia’ talk in 2022

              Eritrean farmers Eritrean farmers

15th February – Midhurst, West Sussex (Midhurst U3A)
2.30 pm at the Methodist Church Hall on North Street
(admission £2.00 for members, £3.00 for visitors, on the door –
details from David Barlow on 01730 815218)



Russia’s Secret Corners
           Army recruits Army recruits

John’s other recent talkclick here for details


‘Secrets of the Russian Caucasus’ talks in 2020

            JP in Ukraine JP in Ukraine

23rd November – Dumfries (Royal Scottish Geographical Society)
(
This was replaced by an online talk – click here to watch)

24th November – Galashiels, Selkirkshire (Royal Scottish Geographical Society)
(
This was replaced by an online talk – click here to watch)

25th November – Ayr (Royal Scottish Geographical Society)
(
This was replaced by an online talk – click here to watch)

26th November – Helensburgh, West Dunbartonshire
(Royal Scottish Geographical Society)
(
This was replaced by an online talk – click here to watch)


‘Russia’s Secret Corners’ talk in 2021

                    Soviet-era propaganda Soviet-era propaganda

29th April – Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucs (Wotton Arts Festival)
(
This was cancelled, but an event may be organised by Under the Edge Arts
in 2022 – details from John Pilkington on 01962 863965
)


A Balkan Adventure
                      Greece-Albania border Greece–Albania border

John’s 2013 journey from Trieste to Istanbulclick here for details


‘A Balkan Adventure’ talk in 2021

               Ottoman bridge Ottoman bridge

8th November – Hastings, East Sussex (Stables Theatre and Arts Centre)
7.30 pm at the Stables Theatre on The Bourne
(tickets £13.50 – concessions £8.50 – from the Box Office on 01424 423221)



The Old Silk Road to China
              A helping handA helping hand

John’s 2011 journey across central Asiaclick here for details


‘The Old Silk Road to China’ talks in 2022

               Dunhuang camelYak’s milk yogurt

7th March – Northallerton, North Yorks (The Forum)
7.30 pm at The Forum on Bullamoor Road
(tickets £13.00 – concessions £11.00 – from the Box Office on 01609 776230)


9th March – Barnard Castle, County Durham
(The Witham Community Arts Centre)
An evening event – time to be announced – at The Witham on the Horsemarket
(tickets nearer the time from the Box Office on 01833 631107)


29th March – Weston-super-Mare (Blakehay Theatre)
An evening event – time to be announced – at the Blakehay Theatre
on Wadham Street
(tickets nearer the time from the Box Office on 01934 645493)


5th April – Wokingham (Wokingham Theatre)
7.30 pm at Wokingham Theatre on Twyford Road
(tickets £12.00 from the Box Office on 0118 978 5363 or 0118 989 0395)


7th April – Near Brighton (The Barn at Southwick Community Centre)
(to be confirmed)
An evening event – time to be announced – at The Barn
on Southwick Road, Southwick
(tickets nearer the time from Southwick Community Centre
on 01273 592819)



Whitchurch to China the Hard Way
                   A helping handHorsemen standing by

An online talk about John’s 1987 and 2011 journeys across central Asia


‘Whitchurch to China’ talk in 2020

                        Afghan father and daughterAfghan father and daughter

Available since 11th September 2020
Celebrating Heritage Open Days in and around Winchester
(click here to watch)



China by the Back Door
                   In the Afghan PamirsIn the Afghan Pamirs

A new talk about the final part of John’s 2011 journey across central Asia


‘China by the Back Door’ talk in 2020

                Dunhuang camelDunhuang camel

1st April – Central London (‘Hand & Shears’)
(
This was postponed until 2022 – details from Sarah Chanter
on 01491 572499 or from John Pilkington on 01962 863965
)


‘China by the Back Door’ talk in 2022

         Tajik boyTajik boy

8th January – Central London (Globetrotters Club)
2.30 pm at the
Church of Scotland on Crown Court, behind the Fortune Theatre on Russell Street
(admission £3.00 for members, £6.00 for visitors, on the door –
details from John Pilkington on 01962 863965)


Exploring the Mekong River
              Upper MekongUpper Mekong

John’s expedition to the source of the Mekongclick here for details


‘Exploring the Mekong River’ talks in 2020

                     Monks in Phnom PenhMonks in Phnom Penh

4th November – Blackpool (International Travel and Holidays Association
or Fylde Travellers)
(
This was postponed until 2022 – see the website,
or contact Joan Gaffiney on 01253 700799 for more information
)

13th November – Winchester (a fundraising event for Oxfam and WaterAid)
7.30 pm at Winchester Discovery Centre on Jewry Street
(This was postponed until 2022 – see the website,
or contact the Discovery Centre on 01962 454747 for more information
)


An Englishman in Patagonia
                 Torres del Paine Torres del Paine

John’s talk about the southern tip of South Americaclick here for details


‘An Englishman in Patagonia’ talk in 2020

               Welsh pioneers Welsh pioneers

28th October – Winchester (a fundraising event for Oxfam and WaterAid)
7.30 pm at Winchester Discovery Centre on Jewry Street

(
This was postponed until 2022 – see the website,
or contact the Discovery Centre on 01962 454747 for more information
)


‘An Englishman in Patagonia’ talk in 2022

                 Chiloé island boat Chiloé island boat

8th November – Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria (Grange Lecture Society)
7.15 pm at the Victoria Hall on Main Street
(
details from Dr Jeff Pattison on 015395 52398)


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(*Other websites may not always be up-to-date)




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