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Christopher, through his series of fully illustrated talks, invites you to share his enjoyment of those parts of the world he has visited.  He has delivered lectures and presentations for many years, is an accomplished speaker, currently giving some 70 -80 talks a year, and has been a talk presenter on various cruise ships.  The majority of the photographs used in these PowerPoint presentations have been taken by him in the last few years. The programmes are designed to be educational as well as entertaining, focusing on history, culture, geography and including stunning photographs and occasionally video. Music, appropriate for the region or area visited is often included.

All talks are approximately one hour, but can be adjusted for groups requiring a shorter or longer programme.  Full projection equipment (including a screen if there are no projection facilities at the venue) is provided, but wherever possible a 1.8 metre or larger screen or a blank light painted wall in the venue is always appreciated.  For large venues a microphone is requested.   Christopher’s relaxed style is informative but easy to listen to.  He can sometimes fit in talks at short notice and is happy to travel in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and East Devon.

The latest presentation 

New in 2019. ‘Namibia and Botswana Odyssey’    Possibly the most exciting talk in the series, especially for lovers of adventure, wildlife and spectacular scenery.  This talk is the first part of a two part presentation that features the astonishing topography, the diverse wildlife and the culture of the indigenous population, It includes some stunning video clips.

Other popular and exciting titles 

‘The Treasures of Dorset’ A scenic trip around this beautiful county discovering some of the lesser known facts about its history, families, architecture and landscape.

 

‘South Africa Safari’   Explore the glorious scenery of South Africa, visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, learn about the how the country is changing and get close and personal with the magnificent animals at the Shamwari Game Reserve as well as sighting many other mammals and creatures. 

 

 ‘The beauty and romance of France’  This presentation explores some of the historic towns and cities, visits famous chateaux and meanders the countryside to discover the country’s beauty, history and romance.

 

'India's Golden Triangle.'  In this talk you will visit the astonishing palaces, temples and forts created by the Mughal rulers in the 16th century,  learn more about the architecture and fascinating history that included the building of the magnificent Taj Mahal and discover the beauty and chaos of India.

 

‘Vienna, the Waltz City’ (Updated)  This magical tour tells the story of the Strauss family and takes you through the streets of Vienna, both in pictures and music, whilst looking at its history, beautiful Baroque architecture and culture.  (Musical) 

 

‘The music of Salzburg’ W A Mozart was born in Salzburg, and it is over 50 years since the ‘Sound of Music’ was filmed in the city. In this talk you visit the significant locations connected with the musical heritage and join with the locals as they celebrate their Austrian culture.  (Musical)


‘Vietnam and the Far East’ In this unique trip Christopher explores the beauty and cultures of Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. (A very popular presentation!)

 

‘The Sights and Sounds of New Zealand ’   An illustrated trip around some of the cities and the magical scenery and of both North and South Islands including glimpses of Sydney, Australia, Rarotonga in the Cook Islands and Singapore.

 

'Around the World in Music and Pictures'.  This highly popular presentation brings together a wide variety of well and lesser known music from different countries around the world and is illustrated with a exciting mix of pictorial scenes and events.  (Musical)  

‘The Greek Islands and Ephesus (Turkey)’  The mysterious islands of Kos, Mykonos, Rhodes and Santorini are all included in this illustrated talk along with a visit to the ancient remains of the Turkish city of Ephesus, including the Celsus Library and the Amphitheatre.  

The legacy of Antoni Gaudi’   Gaudi’s masterpiece, the ‘Sagrada Familia’ (Church of the Sacred Family) will take till 2026 to finish. This illustrated presentation looks at the magnificent building and many of Gaudi’s other works in Barcelona and Palma as well as touring these two vibrant cities.

 

'Magical Mediterranean Moments'  Enjoy the music, history, scenery and sights of a variety of cities and towns that are on or close to the Mediterranean Coast.   (Musical)

'Tiger!, tiger!, tiger!'   The cry that goes out when one of these beautiful creatures is sighted.  This presentation takes you on game drives in Ranthambore National Park, searches through the exciting and beautiful city of Udaipur and examines much more of Indian culture.

‘The Grandeur and Art of Tuscany’   This presentation examines the history, architecture and wonderful art treasures of this unique region of Italy, including visiting Florence, San Gimignano, Volterra and Pisa   

Coming Soon  

'More Treasures of Dorset' It was not possible to cover the whole of Dorset in the very popular talk 'The Treasures of Dorset'.  Some further treasures are unearthed in this further presentation about the exciting and historic county.

Reviews from Groups and Clubs

‘Thank you for such an enthusiastic, knowledgeable talk and for such an excellent delivery.’   Sundowners Club 

‘We were impressed with the professionalism you brought to the event’.  Salisbury NT Association 

‘Your talk was very well received and hailed by some as “the best talk we have ever had”. Derek B from Merley

'You really do have the gift to create an immediate atmosphere from the start. Looking around I noticed smiling, engaged faces - always a good sign and we have received many compliments with members saying we must have you back.'   Sheila from Amity

To book a talk, or for further information, please email clegrand@pirltd.org.uk, or telephone 01202 873344

Christopher is listed on the Public Speaker's Corner website managed by Dianne Mannering. Click here to visit the site.