FESTIVAL INTRODUCTORY TALK, GUY STAGG IN CONVERSATION WITH CARLO GEBLER
FESTIVAL INTRODUCTORY TALK
IN CONVERSATION WITH CARLO GEBLER
LOCATION: Enniskillen Castle Museum, Enniskillen (note change of venue from original programme)
DATE: Friday 3rd August, 5.30pm
DURATION: 50 mins
‘a sublime, intense, and intimate account’ – Philip Hoare
WITH AUDIENCES UNDERTAKING A WALK through Fermanagh country to watch Waiting for Godot at this year’s festival, the theme of walking is also explored in this opening talk. A few years ago Guy Stagg set out to walk from Canterbury to Jerusalem on a secular, 5,000km pilgrimage. Over ten months he passed through ten countries, climbed over the Alps in winter, survived a terrorist attack in Lebanon and spent Easter in Rome with the Pope. His account of this epic journey, The Crossway, was published earlier this summer to rapturous reviews. Guy Stagg talks to Carlo Gébler about his adventures, and explores what walking means to him.