Book Tickets

Benedict Allen

Swindon Festival of Literature

Swindon Arts Centre

Wed 4 May 2022 | 8pm

Benedict Allen

BENEDICT ALLEN – on the quest for adventure and the great unknown.

What does it mean to be an explorer in the twenty-first century? What is it about exploration in the farthest reaches of the world that can leave the explorer both ‘lost’ and ‘found’?
Editor of The Faber Book of Exploration, pioneer of the ‘video selfie’ as a result of filming his solo expeditions for television, Benedict Allen says this. ‘The lessons I have learnt from my numerous expeditions is that exploration isn’t about planting flags, facing challenges in order to make a mark. It’s about opening yourself up, allowing yourself to be vulnerable, and letting the place and people make their mark on you.’ His latest book is Explorer: the quest for adventure and the great unknown.

The SWINDON FESTIVAL OF LITERATURE takes place 2nd – 8th May. It celebrates things well thought, well written, and well said, both serious and funny!

Seven days of great authors and entertaining speakers, it will include novelists, poets, philosophers, travellers, scientists, storytellers, historians, comedians, artists, and writing workshops There will be events at midday, teatime, and in the evening, carefully spaced and placed to enable you to attend almost every one, should you have the stamina!

Tickets: £9.00
Concessions: £1 off