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Following his BBC Radio 4 two-part series (13 and 20 September), explorer, writer, photographer and filmmaker Will Millard joins us for a talk and Q&A about his latest adventure: a first descent of the Mano and Moro Rivers down the borders of Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Will has been leading expeditions to the world’s remotest corners since 2007. Last year he attempted to make the first unbroken crossing of West Papua and rediscovered an ancient inter-tribal trade route known only as the ‘Great Road’. To read more on the Papua expeditions see the Trans-Papua blog.

Self-portrait: taken with some difficulty from the top of a waterfall.

Self-portrait: taken with some difficulty from the top of a waterfall.

This year, supported by the Royal Geographical Society and Radio 4’s ‘Journey of a Lifetime’ grant, Will took his packraft and audio-recording equipment to the West African nations of Sierra Leone and Liberia (see Downstream Chimp). His astonishing journey of thrills and spills reintroduces us to forgotten countries overshadowed by their bloody pasts. In this captivating talk Will transports us to a land of raw beauty where diverse wildlife and larger-than-life characters infuse to create compelling stories. He also manages to get himself into a few sticky situations as he stumbles across illegal diamond miners, encounters dangerous creatures and contracts malaria!

Tickets for the event are priced at £7.50. All profits will go to Street Child, a charity dedicated to helping vulnerable children in Sierra Leone.

* Note that all those who assisted Will with the Kickstarter project will be on a free list and not required to pay.

A Mende boy in his fishing village in the forest

A Mende boy in his fishing village in the forest

7.30pm Thursday 3 October
St Saviour’s Church, Hanley Rd, London N4 3DQ
Tube: Finsbury Park (10 min walk)
Rail: Crouch Hill
Bus: W3, W7, 210

Refreshments will be provided and you are welcome to bring your own alcohol, but in moderation please as remember this is a church!

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