What is it?
The Tales of Adventure is a monthly event that takes place in London. Three speakers are booked in to speak about a journey/adventure they have undertaken. Each speaker has around 20 minutes to give a talk on their chosen subject. The presentations are varied, whether it be showcasing a sporting event they’ve undertaken or lifestyle choice.
When, where and how much?
Once a month at the new location which is the Ellis Brigham Store in Camden. Easy to get to and a very short walk from Charing Cross Station. Tickets can be purchased on the door for £5. All the proceeds get divided up between the presenters as a token of appreciation for giving up their time to make this a great evening. The location of event is here.
This month is the first time I’ve attended this event. I’ve been to other similar events and this one is definitely one of my favourites. I met the organiser Chris at a different event and we kept in touch. I decided to go check it out for myself.
The evening starts at 2000 downstairs in the store. It’s very relaxed and chilled and quickly you meet others and start making new friends. I travelled on my own but by the end of the night I was in the pub having a drink with new people. That’s a sign of a good event.
The speakers all did a fantastic job.
Chris Shirley - The first talk of the night was given by the organiser Chris himself. He literally flew in from Afghanistan that morning to do this event. His talk gave a great insight about the relationship of sport and the people of Afghanistan. Please do check out his not for profit organisation, The Hiatus Foundation, which has a mission to help the Afghan people and deliver much needed equipment and support to up and coming athletes. Fantastic job.
Charlie Ede - Charlie works in the security industry for media companies in some of the worlds most troubled spots. He regaled in exciting stories from the front line of media. Very interesting insight into this world and was a pleasure to hear from him.
Anna Blackwell - Anna is a young person with heaps of adventures under a her belt already. Her talk was an exciting story of kayaking from London to the Black Sea through mainland Europe. I didn’t even know there was a waterway route. Very interesting and now I know how difficult it is for women to go to the loo while on a kayaking trip!! She also has a blog here.
As you can see from the line up there is a mixture of presentations. Each with their unique personality. Chris has done a fantastic job to get this event off the ground and to keep pushing it forward. Check out the Facebook page which gives details of the next event and hopefully I’ll see you there for a beer.
As always, thank you for taking the time to read this post and I really do recommend you check out this great event. If you want to be kept up to date with the latest goings on then stick you email address in the box below. I promise no spam! Also think about clicking the social media links below and giving a follow there. Plenty of cool pictures and stories being shared. Cheers.