Travel to Ethiopia and Morocco

Join us at the People Place on Friday May 7 and May 13 for 2  more of our very popular Travelogues. You will be immersed in adventures of immense scale and visual splendour. Whether you are an appreciative armchair traveller or scouting for new travel adventures of your own, you’ll enjoy the view from here.

On May 7, Gail Short will bring to life the exotically vibrant country of Morocco. Her montage will look at historic medinas and casbahs that brim with the sounds of Arabic languages, the clip clop of donkeys and the horns of urgent vehicles. We’ll see ancient buildings and alley-ways that overflow with colouful fabrics , ornate vessels and fresh produce that scents the air with gentle spices for wholesome cuisine.

nomad

On May 13, Glennis O’Neill will explore the diversity that is Ethiopia, spanning all of human history. She will look at the bustling modern city of Addis Ababa, then rush backwards 3000 years to visit the Queen of Sheba’s home, walled cities, churches carved in stone, and unique cultures that have lived for hundreds of years. This is a land where you are as likely be served a spicy wat as you are a pizza and where coffee is not just a drink but a ceremony. Through her stories and photos Glennis will share portraits touching on both the modern and traditional ways of life in Ethiopia.

Mursi girl

All presentations will be held at the People Place, 3402- 27th Avenue, Lower Level, at 7:00 pm. Admission is by donation at the door  and all proceeds directly support AIDS-bereaved “gogos” (grandmothers) in South Africa.

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