Return to Langtang - Exhibition and Lecture by Artist, Stephen King
For an invitation to the talk and exhibition click here
Ticket for the Lecture contact Denise Prior, email@example.com or online from Eventbrite
This event is part of the Embassy's bicentennial celebrations of diplomatic relations with Britain. The Embassy has kindly decided to serve a Nepalese supper to guests at 7 pm, before the talk by Stephen King which has been put back to 8 pm. Stephen's talk will be followed by a short documentary film, "Gyalmu's House" directed by Asmita Shrish and Gavin Carver.
There will be an opportunity to view the exhibition from 6.15 pm when the doors open to 9.30 pm when the event ends.
Entrance to the Exhibition is free of charge and open to members of the public from Wednesday 15 March to Saturday 1 April, Wednesdays through to Saturday, 11:00 to 16:00.
Twenty five years after first visiting Nepal in 1992 the artist Stephen King returned to the Langtang Valley last year to produce a series of landscape paintings to help raise funds to improve the lives of the people of Nepal.
The earthquake which struck the region on 25 April 2015 had a devastating effect on the whole of the Langtang Valley. A massive rock landslide virtually destroyed the village and surrounding valley with the loss of over 300 lives.
When Stephen took a photograph of three girls just outside Langtang village a quarter of a century ago he never expected to go on a journey back in time in an attempt to meet up with them again. In this poignant lecture, and with the aid of photographs and film, he recounts how he did became reunited with two of the three women from the original photograph.
Stephen's lecture is a tribute to the extraordinary resilience of the Langtang survivors who are now, once again, able to offer their legendary hospitality to visitors from around the world.
Community Action Nepal has a long history in the valley building the Langtang and Mundu Schools, contributing to a hydroelectric power generator and building a Stupa. Over the last decade CAN has held two mobile health and dental camps in the valley to the benefit of the residents.