CANCELLED Reza Pakravan: Africa's forgotten frontier - the Sahel

Thursday 15 October 2020

7.30pm • St. George's Guildhall • £12, under 18s £10

Unfortunately, we have been forced to cancel this performance - we will endeavor to re-schedule for 2021.  The Alive Box Office team will be in touch with customers in due course to issue refunds.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Taking the audience on a breath-taking journey across the continent, filmmaker Reza Pakravan will share tales of his journey to the tense frontiers and enduring traditions of the Sahel.

Situated at the southern edge of the Sahara desert, the Sahelian belt is where climate change has hit hardest, where temperatures are rising faster than anywhere else, and where global warming has contributed to the greatest human migration ever witnessed on the planet. This is a wounded frontier, populated by men and women who struggle to overcome the horrors of war, terrorism, desertification, and the slow dissolution of their nomadic traditions. And yet, despite everything, they are fighting back. By growing an 8000km Great Green Wall composed of thousands of trees, they are battling to stop desertification and bring life back to the Sahel.

In this high-energy, adventure-packed talk, Reza unearths issues linked to climate-related migration and the impact that desertification has on the lives of the indigenous people who call Sahel their home –from the Wodaabe nomads, to climate refugees and Sudanese fighters.

St. George's Guildhall

King Street, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE30 1EU

St George's Guildhall is the largest surviving medieval guildhall in England - boasting many original and rare medieval features. The first theatre production was in 1442 and was officially reopened after an ambitious restoration in 1951, marking the start of the first King’s Lynn Festival.

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The nearest parking for the Guildhall is on the Tuesday Market Place or behind the Corn Exchange on Common Staithe Quay.  Please note: Charges apply 24 hours a day, including for Blue Badge holders. lease ensure you pay the correct fee.  Current charges are available on the borough council website:

There are stairs to the auditorium with access for those with restricted mobility via a stair climber.  For further accessibility information please contact the box office on 01553 764864

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