Elizabeth Gowing

Details of talks given by Elizabeth Gowing


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Anywhere
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Regular (more than one month's notice)
Type:
Professional
Biography:

After working in primary education in inner London, Elizabeth Gowing moved to Kosovo in 2006. There she milked her first cow, smoked her first cigar and drank her first cup of proper coffee.

She is the co-founder of The Ideas Partnership charity working with the power of volunteers to tackle challenges in education, cultural heritage and the environment, and with a particular focus on the excluded Roma and Ashkali communities. She is the author of Travels in Blood and Honey; becoming a beekeeper in Kosovo (Signal Books, 2011), Edith and I; on the trail of an Edwardian traveller in Kosovo (Elbow Publishing, 2013), The Rubbish-Picker's Wife; an unlikely friendship in Kosovo (Elbow Publishing, 2015) and The Silver Thread; a journey through Balkan craftsmanship (Elbow Publishing, 2017).

She speaks fluent Albanian and is the translator of the biography of Yugoslavia's longest-held political prisoner, Adem Demaci, and of Hasan Prishtina's memoirs of the 1912 uprising. She is also a regular contributor to Radio 4's 'From Our Own Correspondent' programme.

In 2016 the President of Kosovo awarded her the Mother Teresa Medal for Humanitarian Work and in 2017 Prime Minister Theresa May gave her the 'Point of Light' award for volunteers around the world.

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Listed talks

Nature Travels in Blood and Honey; becoming a beekeeper in Kosovo
Elizabeth Gowing Tagged: Food | Travel | Health | Bees
Anywhere
Travel Extraordinary Balkan explorer and anthropologist, Edith Durham
Elizabeth Gowing Tagged: Biography | History | Travel | Women
Anywhere
Charity The Rubbish-Picker's Wife; an unlikely friendship in Kosovo
Elizabeth Gowing Tagged: Charity | Travel | Rotary | Inspiration
Anywhere
Travel How to travel; sellotape and a Twining's teabag
Elizabeth Gowing Tagged: Holiday | Rotary | Tales | Travel
Anywhere
Travel The silver thread - a journey through Balkan craftsmanship
Elizabeth Gowing Tagged: Fashion | History | Women | Jewellery
Anywhere