Welsh Book of the Year winner John Harrison will speak about the motivations, stories and experiences of people who have explored Earth’s southernmost land mass.
John said “my first motivation to visit Antarctica was just the chance to see such a remote place, and now I return there just because of the sense of a world before man.
“That still thrills me about Antarctica, especially wildlife that isn't afraid of you, or in the case of killer whales and leopard seals, they are just sizing you up as a possible meal.
“That is apart from when I sat on a beach and a 'baby' elephant seal, weighing a hundred and fifty pounds sat in my lap, because I was the nearest thing to a mother seal on the beach.
“My friends say that is a mistake easily made, but it took a bit of shaking off”.
Jo Furber, Swansea Council’s Literature Officer said “John has many years of experience of exploring this cold, and icy expanse and will supplement his talk with stunning photography and atmospheric soundscapes.
“Some of his stories will be historical and personal, and it is sure to be an entertaining evening for anyone interested in travel”.
Tickets for the event are £7, £4.60 for concessions, or £2.40 PTL. They are available by phoning 01792 463980 or by visiting http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/
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