8 UK EVENTS

Wanderlust Travel Magazine (UK) - - 360˚ Need To Know -

EX­PLOR­ING BELIZE Lon­don, 5 Septem­ber www.wan­der­lust.co.uk /ex­plor­ing belize Royal Ge­o­graph­i­cal So­ci­ety, 1 Kens­ing­ton Gore, SW7 2AR. See on­line for more de­tails and to reg­is­ter for tick­ets.

Join Wan­der­lust and the Belize Tourism Board for a fun and in­for­ma­tive even­ing. Belize has some­thing for ev­ery mod­ern-day ex­plorer; the com­pact coun­try not only boasts the world’s sec­ond-largest reef but also mag­i­cal Maya ru­ins, ex­cep­tional wildlife and a melt­ing pot of cul­tures. Learn more about beau­ti­ful Belize with us over a glass of wine and some snacks.

AN EVEN­ING WITH MICHAEL PALIN Lon­don, 20 Septem­ber www.rgs.org Royal Ge­o­graph­i­cal So­ci­ety, 1 Kens­ing­ton Gore, SW7 2AR. 7.30pm. Tick­ets from £30 (plus book­ing fee and VAT). Book on­line.

The telly glo­be­trot­ter ex­plores the fas­ci­nat­ing his­tory and sto­ries be­hind HMS Ere­bus, a ship that be­came fa­mous for sev­eral ex­pe­di­tions to the po­lar re­gions dur­ing the 19th cen­tury. Palin’s re­search took him to Tas­ma­nia, the Falk­land Is­lands and the Cana­dian Arc­tic, where he ex­pe­ri­enced the harsh con­di­tions that the crew would have faced. Plus, the ticket price in­cludes a signed copy of his re­sult­ing book, Ere­bus: The Story of a Ship.

WILDLIFE AND SA­FARI TRAVEL SHOW Har­ro­gate, 29–30 Septem­ber www.wildlife­sa­far­ishow.com Har­ro­gate Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, Kings Road, Har­ro­gate, HG1 5LA. Day tick­ets from £8; week­end tick­ets from £12. Even­ing events cost ex­tra. Book on­line, or see p3 for how to get a 25% dis­count on tick­ets.

Meet a wealth of ex­pert travel com­pa­nies, with con­ser­va­tion­ists on hand to chat about green ini­tia­tives and tours, and a host of free talks. There’s even a Vir­tual Re­al­ity Theatre for nose-to-snout en­coun­ters with­out leav­ing the build­ing. Ex­tra even­ing talks with Monty Halls (28 Sep) and A Re­ally Wild Even­ing In Con­ver­sa­tion With… (29 Sept) cost ex­tra.

WAN­DER­LUST WORLD GUIDE AWARDS Lon­don, 4 Oc­to­ber www.worldguideawards.com Royal Ge­o­graph­i­cal So­ci­ety, 1 Kens­ing­ton Gore, SW7 2AR. Doors open 6.30pm; cer­e­mony from 7.15pm. £5 (in­clud­ing a drink). Book on­line.

Meet with the planet’s best guides and hang out with the judges – in­clud­ing the lovely Bill Bryson – and the Wan­der­lust team at our an­nual World Guide Awards. Find out who has won the cov­eted Gold award – re­ceiv­ing a bur­sary of £5,000 – and en­joy a free drink after­wards (cov­ered in the cheap-as-chips ticket price). This year, we’ll also be cel­e­brat­ing Wan­der­lust’s 25th birth­day, with a peek back at the last quar­ter of a cen­tury of our his­tory.

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