8 UK EVENTS
BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL Various UK venues, until May 19 www.banff-uk.com From £12. Tickets available from various venues
From Oxford to Edinburgh and across the Irish Sea to Kilkenny, the BMFF is back for 2018, with two programmes of adventure travel cinema.
GUERNSEY HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2018 Channel Islands (excl Jersey), 30 Mar–10 May www.visitguernsey.com Various locations and prices. Visit website for full details and to book tickets.
The Guernsey Heritage Festival returns for 2018, this year reflecting on the islands’ occupation by the Nazis during the Second World War and its liberation. The festival consists of six weeks of events, spread across four islands (Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm). Some German forts will be opened for the first time, with guided walks, brewery tours, open-air cinema shows and even a Potato Peel Pie Society exhibition.
GLOBETROTTERS CLUB London, 7 Apr www.globetrotters.co.uk The Church of Scotland, Crown Court, Covent Garden, WC2B 5EZ. Doors open at 2.15pm. £6; £3 for members. Call 020 7193 2586 to book.
At this month’s meeting, adventurer Olie Hunter-smart recounts his epic India walk from top to tail, and The Global Convoy, a band of young adventurers, chat about their circumnavigation of the planet, using only two cars saved from a scrapheap.
BRISTOL TRAVELLERS’ CLUB London, 10 Apr www.marcopolotravel.co.uk YHA, 14 Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA. £3.50 with part of the entry fee donated to Wateraid. From 7.10pm. Tickets available on the door.
Lester Durston chats about his Philippines adventure and Jenny Fennell shares the stories behind her ‘snapshots’ of Mexico.
FOOD OF VENICE AND THE LAGOON London, 24 Apr www.rgs.org Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, SW7 2AR. From 6pm; tickets cost £20. Book online at www.veniceinperil.org or call 020 7736 6891.
Restaurateur Russell Norman explains how learning the culinary traditions of Venice are the key to truly understanding the watery city. The event will raise funds for the Venice in Peril Fund, an organisation that donates money towards the restoration of the city’s monuments and buildings, helping protect them from threats such as water damage and rising lagoon levels.