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HINTS TO TRAVELLERS - a canal boat expedition

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In Transit Festival
June – July 2007
London

Two canel boat expeditions which evoked intrepid explorer Mary Kingsley's 1895 journey on the Ogooué River in present-day Gabon.

We travelled on the eco-barge Beauchamp from Paddington Basin and attempted to map Mary's recollections of the people, land, food, relgion and fauna of the Ogooué onto what we found in deepest West London.

 

 

 

IN TRANSIT

Hints To Travellers was part of the IN TRANSIT season of artist led walks, talks, events and commissions taking place across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London. It was supported by the Royal Geographical Society's archives.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

In Transit: www.rbkc.gov.uk/events/intransit/default.asp
Royal Geographical Society: www.rgs.org
Mary Kingsley: Travels in West Africa
Beauchamp canal barge: www.beauchamplodge.co.uk