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Travel writer and explorer, John Pilkington is returning to Portsmouth as the guest of the Portsmouth Oxfam Group.

He will be giving an illustrated talk on his recent trip to Russia and Ukraine.

The event is on Friday at 6.45pm for a prompt 7pm start, at the Discovery Centre at the Roman Catholic Cathedral, Bishop Crispian Way.

There will be a variety of stalls with Fair Trade and Christmas goods), a light meal, a bar and raffle of Fair trade Goods.

Owen Plunkett, one of the organisers, said: ‘John Pilkington is a well- known speaker and Radio Four broadcaster. He captivates his audience with his fascinating talks, which are always illustrated with stunning photos’.

Tickets costing £10 (students £5), including the cost of the supper can be obtained from Owen Plunkett on (023) 9225 4959, email owen.plunkett31@gmail.com or Sue James (023) 9225 0267, email sue.james@yahoo.com

Proceeds go to Oxfam & John’s charity, Practical Action.