‘Armchair Traveller’ series is set to make a comeback

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ARMCHAIR travellers can explore the world at a charity video show.

Filmmaker John Haskell and partner Jean Cornish are presenting the Armchair Traveller show at Portsmouth Guildhall at 7.30pm on Wednesday, October 15 and Tuesday, October 20.

Guests will be taken on a journey which will cover Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, the trains, canyons and Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Christmas in Europe.

Mr Haskell said the screening would raise money for children’s hospice Naomi House and the charity appeal of the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor Frank Jonas.

He said: ‘Many people raise money for local charities and good causes by capitalising on their pastimes, hobbies or sports.

‘It’s a pleasure to be able to use my enthusiasm for filmmaking to share the travel films with so many guests each year.’

All of the films to be shown were shot, produced and edited by Mr Haskell.

He said he was delighted to be able to share his love of travelling through the films.

Mr Haskell said: ‘Producing the films is an absorbing hobby involving very many hours of enjoyable work researching, scripting and editing the films.

‘It also gives added value to holidays, reliving them while going through the editing process.’

Mr Haskell said the films included were ‘very high quality’ and were a match for travel documentaries seen on television.

The Armchair Traveller screenings raised £2,800 in donations in 2014 and organisers are hoping to raise even more for charity this year.

Cllr Jonas’s appeal is raising money for charities including Portsmouth Deaf Centre, Portsmouth Association for the Blind and Portsmouth Samaritans.

Admission to the screening cost £7.50, which includes a buffet and wine.

Call (023) 9238 1634 to buy tickets or to find out more.