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Return To Langtang talk and exhibition by Stephen King, Embassy of Nepal i...
Thu 16 March 2017, 19:00 – 21:30 GMT
Twenty five years after first visiting Nepal, the artist Stephen King returned to Langtang Valley in September 2016 to produce a series of landscape paintings to help raise funds to improve the lives of the people of Nepal www.stephenkinggallery.com
The whole of the Langtang Valley was severely affected by the earthquake on 25 April 2015, with Langtang Village being almost totally destroyed by a landslide. In 1992 Stephen took a photograph of three girls a short distance from Langtang Village. In this talk Stephen recounts, with the aid of photographs and HD film footage, how he became reunited with two of the three women from the photograph. A documentary film ‘Gyalmu’s House’ directed by Gavin Carver follows the talk.
The event is a tribute to the extra ordinary resilience of the Langtang survivors, who after just a few short months are now able to offer their legendary hospitality to visitors from around the world. Langtang is most definitely back in business!
The exhibition, talk and documentary film are being hosted by the Embassy of Nepal in London as a part of their bicentennial celebration of relations between Nepal and the UK.
Proceeds from this evening and 50% of the moneys raised from the sale of Stephen King’s paintings throughout the exhibition, will be donated to the charity Community Action Nepal to help with its work in Nepal. CAN has a long history of working in the Langtang valley.
Exhibition: Entrance to the exhibition is free of charge and open to members of the public from Wednesday to Saturday 11.00am- 4.00 pm, from Wednesday 15 March - Saturday 1 April 2017.
Talk and film: Thursday 16 March at 7.00 pm (Doors open to ticket holders at 6.15 pm). A Nepali supper provided by the Embassy will be served before the talk and film at 8.00 pm, with an opportunity to view the exhibition. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be served; a cash donation to cover the cost of the drinks is requested.
Accessibility: please note that the Main Hall is accessible only by the front steps to the front floor of the Embassy. We regret it is not accessible by wheelchair, nor is it equipped with an induction loop for those with hearing impairments.