• Evening of talks: From Kabul to Cashmere

Evening of talks: From Kabul to Cashmere

11 November 2015


Afghanaid are pleased to present an evening of engaging talks and discussions at the Royal Geographical Society. Alongside the talks will be a cashmere market and a selection of paintings from Arabella Dorman's exhibition Before the Dawn - An Artist's Journey through Afghanistan.

The evening will be opened by Nicholas Crane, President of the Royal Geographical Society and presenter of the BBC’s Coast and include talks by:

Christina Lamb OBE, The Sunday Times Foreign Affairs Correspondent and author of ‘Farewell to Kabul: From Afghanistan to a More Dangerous World.’ Lamb began reporting on Afghanistan in the 1980s and has remained passionate ever since.

James Blewett, Director of Qaria Cashmere, a social enterprise linking small-scale Afghan farmers of cashmere wool to international markets. With 20 years’ experience in economic development, James has worked in many developing countries including Afghanistan.

Owen Davis, a medical student at Keele University and former Royal Marines Officer who received the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for his work in Afghanistan. Owen travelled back to Afghanistan in July to volunteer with Afghanaid.


Venue: Ondaatje Theatre of the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR 

Time: Doors open 18.15, talks from 19.00-20.30. 

Tickets: Advance tickets £8-15. On the door, £10-17.  

Tickets can be purchased from the dedicated event website