Tristan da Cunha News Abroad: Britain's Treasure Islands Event
Launch event for Stewart McPherson's film series and book 'Britain’s Treasure Islands', including Tristan, held at the Royal Geographical Society 24th March 2016.

Britain's Treasure Islands Event

organised by the
UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum
on 24th March 2016

featuring Stewart McPherson
to launch his book and films of his work

The event will take place on Thursday the 24th March 2016, at the Royal Geographical Society, London. The evening is intended to showcase the incredible wildlife of all of the UK Overseas Territories and the journey taken by film-maker Stewart McPherson over the last four years to visit and document their wildlife.

Tickets cost £10
(£8 for RGS Members, Friends of the UKOTs, Students, Seniors).

They are available at: https://ukotcf.yapsody.com/event/index/28633/britains-treasure-islands.

Join explorer and filmmaker   Stewart McPherson  for an evening's intrepid journey across all of Britain's overseas lands. Travel with him from the equator to the South Pole, from lush tropical atolls in coral seas, to active volcanoes and windswept Antarctic islands.
Stewart will recount stories and highlights from filming a 4-part documentary series (broadcast on the BBC and across the world).
He will reveal the territories' most amazing wildlife spectacles; from some of the biggest penguin, turtle and seal colonies to the most pristine coral reefs on the planet.
Along the way, Stewart will share some of the trials of his three year, 70,000 km journey on RAF military flights, one of the last working Royal Mail ships, trawlers, freighters, ice breakers and private charter yachts.
Guest speakers from across the territories share their insights on these incredible islands and the globally important wildlife that they harbour.
Come for a unique evening to discover an incredible secret side of the United Kingdom. One   that you never knew existed!
This event is organised in association with the UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum. All ticket proceeds will go towards protecting and promoting the territories.

Stewart with an
Atlantic yellow-nosed albatross chick
on the base at Tristan da Cunha

Britain’s Treasure Islands

Wildlife of the UK Overseas Territories: Britain's remotest outposts scattered across all Seven Seas.

 

When: Thursday March 24th 6:45pm-10:00pm

Where: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR, United Kingdom

Description: Ondaatje Theatre (Exhibition Road doors open at 6:00 pm presentations start at 6:45pm)

 

Programme:

6:00pm: doors open

6:45-6:55: Speaker from UK Overseas Territory [TBC]: Introduction

6:55-7:05: Video of wildlife of the UKOTs

7:05-8:25:Stewart McPherson ’s lecture

8:25-8:30: 5 minute video of TV series

8:30-8:40: Dr Mike Pienkowski, UKOTCF: overview and conservation

8:40-9:00: Q & A in lecture theatre

9:00pm onwards: Mingle in lecture theatre and map room (bar available in latter)