Huw Kingston: Mediterranean - A year around a charmed and troubled sea

Date Sunday 10 June 2018
Time 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Price£8 | £6
VenueThe Crescent

With William Crawley

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Huw Kingston: Mediterranean - A year around a charmed and troubled sea


On 26th April 2014 Huw Kingston kayaked away from Anzac Cove at Gallipoli, Turkey, the beginning of a year long adventure of the Mediterranean. After 363 days Huw arrived back to Gallipoli, traversing now a Turkish coast awash with the flotsam and jetsam of the worst refugee crisis in Europe since World War II.

His incredible journey, an exploration of this unique region, as beautiful and serene as it is treacherous and unstable, included many memorable events such as being held on a Turkish military island after inadvertently landing to camp, meeting an amazing one-legged hiker while crossing the Alps and arriving starving by kayak to Africa after local kindnesses beat back British and Spanish political differences over Gibraltar to allow a crossing of the Straits of Gibraltar.

This is a fascinating story of endurance, and throughout this epic journey Huw raised funds for the children of war-torn Syria, in the process becoming Save the Children Australia's highest-ever individual fundraiser.

Join Huw and BBC’s William Crawley as the adventurer retells his story, that of a man constantly making life-changing choices, whether based on data, rumour or gut instinct; pushing through injury, weather, red tape and sometimes, just sheer bad luck.

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