Talking of Adventure

Talking of Adventure

We can’t wait to tell you about our new Talking of Adventure Lectures – a series of exhilarating talks by incredible people. Over the coming months LAR will play hosts to a variety of adventurous speakers – from endurance cyclists to record setting mountaineers, in a series of talks designed to uplift, inspire and entertain. With all events in the series starting at 7.00pm, there’s plenty of time to ask questions in a dedicated Q&A at the end of each lecture, and with tickets costing just £15 each, you can have a great night out without breaking the bank.

Bonita Norris kicked off the series in September. Bonita is the youngest British woman to summit Everest, a feat she accomplished with no previous climbing experience. Her astonishing tale of overcoming the odds to achieve such an incredible goal is sure to have audiences on the edge of their seats.

Award-winning travel writer, journalist and long distance cyclist Simon Parker will be the next to take to the LAR stage on 7 October. Simon cycled the entire length of the ‘pandemic Britain’ throughout 2020/2021, creating a fascinating and intimate chronicle of every day life in extraordinary times that will be shared in this unique multimedia presentation.

Coming to LAR on 2 December, self-declared mischief maker Anna McNuff is the third speaker in the series. The current ambassador for Girl Guiding, Anna’s life as a fun-loving adventurer has taken her around the world of some incredible journeys. From cycling 5,500 miles along the spine of The Andes mountains, to running the length of Hadrian’s wall dressed as a Roman soldier, Anna’s stories about her escapades are imbude with warmth and humour.

The final speaker in the series is Tori James – holder of the record for the longest open sea kayak in the UK, and member of the first all-female team to ski to the Magnetic North Pole in a 360-mile polar challenge. From surviving the death zone of Mount Everest to racing across frozen sea ice, the tales of her adventure-filled life will be sure to inspire and empower. Tori will be speaking on 13 January.

Do you know of an adventurer you’d love to see here at LAR? Let us know in the comments!