A Balkan Adventure with John Pilkington

Release Date

Thu 5th March

Rating

Live Show

Run Time

100

Showtimes for Stag Theatre :

Thu 5th March

19:15

Synopsis

Venue: Stag Plaza

Award-winning adventurer John Pilkington is one of Britain's most experienced adventurers and public speakers. After a career as an author and photographer, he spent many years with the BBC World Service and Radio 4, making travel documentaries and contributing to programmes such as 'From Our Own Correspondent'.

In this talk hear how John spent five months in 2013 exploring the Balkan mountains and his interactions with people in the remotest villages of Albania, Macedonia and Bulgaria. His stunning photos and inspiring commentary will make this a talk not to be missed.

“I'd visited Yugoslavia briefly in the 1970s,” “Since then they've abandoned communism, suffered brutal conflicts, and taken small steps towards coming together with the rest of Europe. In Bosnia and Kosovo I found people still traumatised, but many were working hard to create a peaceful future.”

John has spoken to over 1,000 audiences in six countries, and holds the Royal Geographical Society's much-coveted Ness Award for popularising geography and the wider understanding of the world.