March 12: 11am Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.
As part of the Oxford International Women's Week, Mary Russell is giving an illustrated talk on women travellers related to the Pitt Rivers collection. Based on her own experiences, she will include a section on how to be streetwise when travelling solo.
May: a week's sailing from Dublin to Ardnamurchan in the Scottish Highlands on kind friend's 37 foot cruiser Quetzal.
June 1: Fly to Moscow
June 2: Fly on to Ulyanovsk to make radio documentary.
June 16: Bloomsday events.
In Kingsthorpe Cemetery, Northampton, England. Readings and poetry at the graveside of James Joyce's daughter, Lucia. 7pm
Dublin: plenty of things happening. Google Bloomsday Dublin 2008
For millions of people, June 16 is an extraordinary day. On
that day in 1904, Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom each
took their epic journeys through Dublin in James Joyce's
Ulysses, the world's most highly acclaimed modern novel."Bloomsday", as it is now known, has become a tradition for
Joyce enthusiasts all over the world. From Tokyo to Sydney,
San Francisco to Paris, Trieste to Northampton, dozens of
cities around the globe hold their own Bloomsday festivities.
The celebrations usually include readings as well as staged
re-enactments and street-side improvisations of scenes from
June 26: Fly to Malta to join more kind friends' cruiser Alchemist
June 27: Alchemist sets sail for the Greek islands.
September: hope to run some courses in England under the auspices of the WEA on travel, travel writing, travelling solo and in safety.
December 10th: Travel to South Africa.
Bike tour around Soweto.
Visit to Community radio station in Burgersdorp in the Eastern Cape
Visit to Mpumalanga to stay with Servas hosts. www.joomla.servas.org
Accounts of these visits will appear on site later under journalism.
Christmas in the bush.
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