Levison ventures into Leamington for talk

Levison Wood has had two of his adventures broadcast by Channel 4
Levison Wood has had two of his adventures broadcast by Channel 4

Tales of adventures in exotic and remote locations come to Leamington next week when explorer Levison Wood appears at the Spa Centre.

He visits the venue on Thursday March 2 to talk about his daring travels in hostile environments around the world.

Levison undertook the first expedition to walk the length of the river Nile, and has trekked the length of the Himalayas from Afghanistan to Bhutan. The latter experience led to a documentary series on Channel 4.

A further series, Walking the Americas, started last month on Channel 4, charting Levison’s 1,800-mile trek from Mexico to Colombia through some of the harshest jungles on the planet.

Audiences can expect to hear remarkable stories from these and other journeys, accompanied by photography and film footage.

Levison said: “I hope I’ll inspire people to go on their ownadventures and make people laugh and challenge their perceptions of places.

“I love the challenge of speaking in front of hundreds of people and trying to keep them entertained. It’s great to be able to share my experiences.

“I’m very fortunate to be able to do this for a living.”

But despite having ventured across the globe, coming to the Spa Centre will be a new experience for him.

Levison said: “I don’t think I’ve ever been to Leamington before, so I hope to have chance to explore before the show.”

Tickets cost £19.50.

Visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk or call 334418 to book or for more information.