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BRIS­TOL TRAV­ELLERS’ CLUB Bris­tol, 8 May www.mar­copolo­travel.co.uk YHA, 14 Nar­row Quay, BS1 4QA. £3.50 with a part of the en­try fee do­nated to Wat­eraid. From 7.10pm. Tick­ets avail­able on the door.

Alan Gilbert chats about his time in Ja­pan and Colin Knowles talks East­ern Euro­pean thrills.

GLOBETROTTERS CLUB London, 12 May www.globetrotters.co.uk The Church of Scot­land, Crown Court, Covent Gar­den, WC2B 5EZ. Doors open at 2.15pm. £6; £3 for mem­bers. Tick­ets avail­able on the door.

Jacek Obloj shares sto­ries on the peo­ples and churches of Ethiopia, while pho­tog­ra­pher Jim Holmes doc­u­ments life on the Mekong River. CUS­TO­DI­ANS OF A SUNBURNT COUN­TRY London, 2 May aus­trali­a­con­ser­va­tion.eventbrite.com/au Royal Ge­o­graph­i­cal So­ci­ety, 1 Kensington Gore, SW7 2AR. From 6.30pm; tick­ets £22. Pro­ceeds go towards pro­tect­ing Australia’s wildlife. Book on­line.

Told through the sto­ries of Leanne Lid­dle – a mem­ber of the Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­nity in Ar­rernte – learn how con­ser­va­tion or­gan­i­sa­tion Bush Her­itage works with na­tive peo­ple across the coun­try to pre­serve both land and cul­ture.

BRADT’S BIG CAT FES­TI­VAL London, 20 May www.bradt­guides.com Royal Ge­o­graph­i­cal So­ci­ety (see above ad­dress). 10.30am–6.30pm; early-bird £25. Book on­line.

Hear Jonathan Scott’s tales of lions in the Ma­sai Mara, go be­hind the scenes of the BBC’S Big Cats with di­rec­tor Gavin Boy­land, and Princess Michael of Kent talks you through res­cu­ing and re­leas­ing an or­phaned chee­tah cub. Your ticket will also en­ter you into a prize draw to win a sa­fari trip. Now that’s paws for thought.

KESWICK MOUN­TAIN FES­TI­VAL Keswick, 8–10 Jun www.keswick­moun­tain­fes­ti­val.co.uk Crow Park, Keswick, CA12 5DJ. Tick­ets £75/£50 incl/excl camp­ing. Book on­line.

The UK’S ac­tion-packed out­door fes­ti­val is back. Fine-tune your nav­i­ga­tion skills, learn bushcraft, try Nordic walk­ing, plus much more.

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