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An Evening With Michael Palin: HMS Erebus, The Story of a Ship

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Join Michael Palin – former Monty Python stalwart and much-loved television globe-trotter – as he brings to life the world and voyages of HMS Erebus.

In this illustrated talk, Michael Palin will chart the ship’s history from its construction in the naval dockyards of Pembroke, to the part it played in Ross’s Antarctic expedition of 1839–43, to its abandonment during Franklin’s ill-fated Arctic expedition, and to its final rediscovery on the seabed in Queen Maud Gulf in 2014.

He will explore the intertwined careers of the men who shared its journeys: the organisational genius James Clark Ross, who mapped much of the Antarctic coastline and oversaw some of the earliest scientific experiments to be conducted there; and the troubled Sir John Franklin, who, at the age of 60 and after a chequered career, commanded the ship on its final journey. And he’ll describe what life on board was like for the dozens of men who stepped ashore in Antarctica’s Victoria Land, and for the officers and crew who, one by one, froze and starved to death in the Arctic wastes as rescue missions desperately tried to track them down.

To research this story, Michael Palin travelled to various locations across the world – Tasmania, the Falklands, the Canadian Arctic – searching for local information, and experiencing at first hand the terrain and the conditions that would have confronted the Erebus and her crew.

This is a wonderful opportunity to spend an evening with a master explorer and storyteller, as he tells his story of a ship on the publication day of his new book Erebus.

A signed copy of Erebus: The Story of a Ship by Michael Palin is included with every purchase.

Michael Palin and Penguin Live are very grateful for the support of Steppes Travel in holding this event.

Like champagne, if you start with the best ingredients you’re way ahead of the rest. At Steppes Travel they believe in quality and the skill it takes to make something great. They work with the best guides in the world. They use suppliers whom they trust and have a close relationship with. And then they allow their travel consultants the time to design your itinerary. One day at a time. They sell luxury villas, beach holidays and family holidays, but their forte remains the creation of tailor-made cultural and adventure journeys to the more exotic regions of the world. Their objective will always be to show you the highlights of a country, but also like to take you off the beaten track to see the lesser known, but equally interesting places, not frequented by large numbers of tourists. Get in touch to see why and where they can take you. We hope that you can join their clients, who return to us year after year.

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