Travel Festival

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More than 20 speakers appear at Kings Place's inaugural Travel Festival, taking festival-goers on a journey from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Michael Palin, one of Britain's best loved actors, comedians, writers and president of the Royal Geographic Society, opens procedings with his talk 'The Truth and Other Adventures' (Sat Jun 22; 6pm), followed by Debussy's life journey, as scripted by pianist Lucy Parham and narrated by Henry Goodman (Sat Jun 22; 8pm). Sunday will be packed with food, comedy and literature events, including Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochar delving into the curries of the world (12.30pm), a Guardian masterclass on travel blogging (12.30pm), Martin Rowson with his 'adapted and updated' version of 'Gulliver's Travels' (3.30pm), and finally coming to a close with the dark side of travel (6.30pm), where David Hewson, Barbara Nadel and Michael Ridpath discuss our current obsession with foreign crime, especially that of a Nordic nature.

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