It is not often that we are honoured with two renowned figures in one night, but on Saturday 3rd July, we welcome world famous explorer Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE to our camp to host an evening of ancedotes and discovery about his hero Sir Henry Morton Stanley and the finding of Dr Livingstone at our Scientific Exploration Society supper.
We will also be joined by wine expert, author and tv presenter Charles Metcalfe. Together they will explore the African continent with great authority and enthusiasm.
JBS (as he is often referred to) has led hundreds of expeditions over the years through piranha-infested rivers in South America and a 160 strong team down the Zaire (now Congo) River on the centenary of Sir Henry Morton Stanley's trans-African expedition. With magic lantern slides used by Morton Stanley in his own lectures and other early images, JBS will tell the incredible story of 19th century adventure. Stanley's voice from an early recording will also be played as well as the finding of Dr David Livingstone.
We certainly won't be serving crocodile on the menu but we do promise an epic adventure at Jeremy's. Enjoy a Braai of flame cooked meats, fish and vegetarian options and as the World Cup reaches fever pitch, it has never been a better time to explore the wines of South Africa.
Appropriate headgear and pith helmets are of course optional! The evening will take the shape of a 3-course supper at £40 per person including coffee (excluding wines), £6 of which Jeremy is donating to the charity to help fund further global expeditions. Please call 01444 441102 to make your reservation or book on line.
Whilst we are on the subject of flame grilled menus, a quick reminder that our summer events programme includes Jeremy's lunchtime jazz bbq on Sunday 27th June - 2-courses at £27.50 per person.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Jeremy, Vera and the team