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Cream Tea with explorer Ash Bhardwaj – HYBRID EVENT

Join global explorer Ash Bhardwaj on an exciting journey through his travel experiences – including accompanying Levison Wood on several expeditions – and find out about the inspiration behind his new book Why We Travel. 

“Ash brings fun, excitement and intellect to the world of adventure journalism. His storytelling is a joy to behold.” Levison Wood, explorer 

Why We Travel explores human motivation and looks deeply at what we can gain from venturing out into the world. From epic global expeditions to microadventures closer to home, Bhardwaj recalls his travels from Uganda to Ukraine and calls on the insights of philosophers, athletes and scientists to help him explore what drives our longing for adventure.

Why We Travel is both a highly personal and universal book, recounting Ash Bhardwaj’s connection’s with his Indian heritage and his struggles with grief and identity. It asks how healing and hardship can be overcome in travel, and how serendipity and wonder can help awaken us to our surroundings and leave us more connected to the people and places around us. 


Ash Bhardwaj is an acclaimed travel journalist, film-maker, public speaker and podcast host of Indian, English and Scottish heritage. He has travelled widely, from Albania and Columbia to Everest and Georgia, and accompanied the explorer Levison Wood on several of his expeditions, including segments of Walking The Nile, Walking The Himalayas and Walking the Americas. Ash co-hosts the travel podcast The First Mile and writes a monthly column for Telegraph Travel. His 8,500km overland journey from Norway to Romania became a six-part podcast Edgelands. He writes for several national newspapers and magazine and has produced programmes for Channel 4, the BBC, Animal Planet and Terra Mater. 


HYBRID EVENT – this is a Hybrid event, which can be attended in person at the venue or accessed online. Simply select the Live or Online ticket link for your preferred event viewing. For online access a link will be sent to you the day before the event takes place. 

Access and Covid safety measures: if you have specific access needs or queries and/or prefer to be seated away from other audience members as a Covid safety measure, please contact our Admin at: [email protected] with your request.  


Date: Sunday 21 April 

Time: 3pm-4pm 

Venue: The Big Red Suite, John Smith’s Stadium, Stadium Way, Huddersfield HD1 6PG 

Tickets: In-Person £15 (includes cream tea), Online £3

Age guidance: 12+ (U16s should be accompanied by an adult) 

Access Guide: contact the venue on 01484 484 100