From Kabul to Cashmere: Finding a Common Thread’ on Wednesday 11 November at the Ondaatje Theatre of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Doors will open at 6:15pm with talks from 7-8:30pm.
The evening will be opened by Nicholas Crane, President of the Royal Geographical Society and presenter of the BBC’s Coast and include talks by:
Christina Lamb OBE, The Sunday Times Foreign Affairs Correspondent and author of ‘Farewell to Kabul: From Afghanistan to a More Dangerous World.’ Lamb began reporting on Afghanistan in the 1980s and has remained passionate ever since.
James Blewett, Director of Qaria Cashmere, a social enterprise linking small-scale Afghan farmers of cashmere wool to international markets. With 20 years’ experience in economic development, James has worked in many developing countries including Afghanistan.
Owen Davis, a medical student at Keele University and former Royal Marines Officer who received the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for his work in Afghanistan. Owen travelled back to Afghanistan in July to volunteer with Afghanaid.
As a guest you will enjoy an Afghan cashmere market and an exhibition paintings and photographs from Afghanistan. Tickets (£15 for standard /£8 for those aged under 26) can be purchased online or by calling 0207 065 0825. The evening will benefit Afghanaid*, a charity working with millions of Afghan men, women and children in some of the most remote areas of Afghanistan to obtain the skills and tools they need to help themselves.
*Afghanaid is a UK registered charity which has worked independently and continuously in Afghanistan for more than 32 years. Their projects include agriculture, rural finance and savings schemes, animal health, horticulture, infrastructure (retaining walls, roads and bridges), reforestation, clean water and hygiene and capacitating local community councils. For more information please visit www.afghanaid.org.uk
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