Two events in King’s Lynn Festival’s winter series being staged on Tuesday, January 26, will focus on the brave explorers who have ventured into the world’s icy wastelands.
The Shackleton Epic is the title of an illustrated talk by Tim Jarvis who returned from Antarctica in March 2013 after leading a team of six men to successfully retrace the legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1916 southern voyage of survival.
Tim is an environmental scientist, author, adventurer and public speaker, committed to finding pragmatic solutions to major environmental issues related to climate change and biodiversity loss.
In this visually stunning lecture he will recount the 2013 Shackleton Epic expedition when he successfully led an authentic re-enactment of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s perilous 1916 voyage from Elephant Island to South Georgia and the dangerous crossing of its mountainous interior, all in commemoration of the Endurance expedition, the greatest survival journey of all time.
The event, at St George’s Guildhall at 7.30pm, is presented by the Royal Geographical Society in association with the festival.
Tickets are £11 (RGS-IBG members and under 18s £9).
Earlier the same day the captivating film, The Great White Silence (U), will be shown at the Guildhall at 2.30pm in partnership with King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club.
The 1924 documentary by Herbert Ponting features footage recorded during the Terra Nova expedition led by Captain Scott and featuring penguins, seals and the ship’s cat as well as the familiar faces of the explorers.
Tickets for the film, which has been beautifully restored by the British Film Institute and features a haunting score from Simon Fisher Turner, are £5.
Tickets are available from the Corn Exchange box office on 01553-764864.
For more details visit www.kingslynnfestival.org.uk or call the Festival office on 01553 767557.