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Friday, 5 September 2014
Public Event: Discovering Places: Cuba
Wednesday 15 October, 6.30pm-9.00pm
Discovering Places: Cuba
Royal Geographical Society 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR.
An informative evening for those planning their first trip to Cuba. Network with exhibitors, share plans with fellow travellers and ask questions of our expert panellists: travel writer, photographer, guidebook author and Cubaphile Claire Boobbyer; and lecturer on Cuban literature and society and chairman of the International Institute for the Study of Cuba Dr Stephen Wilkinson.
Our panel and exhibitors will share their experiences, travel inspiration, practical advice and up-to-date knowledge of Cuba.
Kensington Gore doors open at 6.30pm, wine is served and attendees may browse exhibitor tables
Presentations and discussion will start at 7.00pm, followed by further networking/exhibitors at 8.15pm
(you will be taken to the sign in/registration page of the website)
+44 (0)20 7591 3100
About the panel:
Claire Boobbyer is a freelance travel writer, editor, photographer and Cubaphile who first arrived in Havana in 1998. Claire leads tours, writes about Cuba for the national press and contributes to a dozen travel guides to the island, including 2013 publications Rough Guide Cuba and DK’s Eyewitness Cuba.
Dr Stephen Wilkinson first visited Cuba in 1986 and has been travelling to and writing about the island ever since. Stephen is Chairman of the International Institute for the Study of Cuba and Editor of the International Journal of Cuban Studies, he consults on a variety of media projects related to the island and leads tours for academic study groups and exchanges. Stephen lectures on Cuban literature, is author of Detective fiction in Cuban society and culture and has written numerous articles about Cuban society.