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Unless stated otherwise, events in this region are organised by the Society’s East Anglia Regional Committee.

Regional Chair: Michael Hand 
telephone +44 (0)1603 616427 email ea@rgs.org

 Coming up

Adventures in paradise - Benedict Allen

Please note, this event has been postponed. New dates will be announced here.

 Tuesday 21 November at 7.30pm
 Regional Theatres Programme (King’s Lynn)

The full story of Benedict’s return to Papua New Guinea from his inspiring BBC2 series – through the swamps with Frank Gardner in search of elusive birds of paradise.

In light of recent news about Benedict Allen's situation in Papua New Guinea, tickets for this event are no longer on general sale. King's Lynn Festival are still taking reservations through their box office, with an update to be provided to existing ticket holders on 16 November.

Venue: St George’s Guildhall (as part of the King’s Lynn Festival), 29 King Street, King’s Lynn, PE30 1HA.

Places: Prices vary, RGS-IBG members (and one guest) £10 each (quote membership number).

telephone 01553 764864 


Twilight of the empire: a colonial film retrospective - Andrew Hayden

 Thursday 23 November 7.30pm-9.30pm (doors open at 7.00pm)
 Archive film presentation (Norwich)

Some rare items rescued from film libraries throughout the UK. Andrew Hayden’s collection dates back to the 1920s and offers a selection of some unique survivors documenting our colonial past.

Venue: Pierce Room, Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RQ.

Places: £3 on entry, RGS-IBG members and students free.

 email john@labouchere.co.uk

An Andean horseback adventure - John Labouchere

 Tuesday 12 December at 10.00pm (doors open at 7.00pm)
 Lecture with festive reception (Norwich)

Many people have a dream, sometimes to be fulfilled. Just 40 years after his inspiration this horseman set out to realise his early ambition. A true adventure of a lifetime!

Venue: Kent Room, Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RQ.

Places: £3, RGS-IBG members and students free, includes mince pies and mulled wine.

Contact Michael Hand or John Labouchere telephone 01603 616427 or telephone 01362 668306 email ea@rgs.org or email john@labouchere.co.uk

The land beyond: a thousand miles on foot through the heart of the Middle East - Leon McCarron

 Wednesday 17 January 7.30pm
 Regional Theatres Programme (Stamford)

In 2015-2016, Leon McCarron travelled on foot from Jerusalem to Mount Sinai. Following ancient trading routes and modern-day hiking paths, he walked in search of another side to a deeply misunderstood region. This lecture will explore the thoughts and stories of the people he met, which tell of the rich past, tense present and uncertain future of the region.

Venue: Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary’s Street, Stamford, PE9 2DL.
Prices: prices vary, RGS-IBG members £9

Islander: a journey around our archipelago - Patrick Barkham

 Thursday 25 January 7.30pm-9.00pm
 Lecture (Norwich)

During Patrick’s journey across the British Isles he uncovers bizarre and touching stories about island life, meets a host of curious characters and native species, and explores some of the most beautiful landscapes.

Venue: Pierce Room, Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RQ.
Places: £3 on entry. RGS-IBG members and students free. email handconsultancy@gmail.com

Imagined Land – turning history into a celebration of place - Simon Floyd

 Tuesday 27 February 7.30pm-9.00pm
 Lecture (Norwich)

The ‘Imagined Land’ Project Manager will discuss how involving communities in research, archaeology and creative activity can help promote social cohesion, a better understanding of local heritage and a sense of place.

Venue: Pierce Room, Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RQ.
Places: £3 on entry, RGS-IBG members and students free. email handconsultancy@gmail.com

NWT – 90 years of wildlife conservation - Brendan Joyce OBE

 Tuesday 20 March 7.30pm-9.00pm
 Lecture with reception (Norwich)

Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT) is the oldest in the country, dating back to the purchase of 435 acres of marsh at Cley in 1926. In celebration, join the Trust’s Chief Executive to hear about the first 90 years and an insight into future challenges.

Venue: Pierce Room, Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RQ.
Places: £5 on entry, includes a glass of wine. telephone 01780 763203 email handconsultancy@gmail.com



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