Elizabeth Gowing

Details of talks given by Elizabeth Gowing


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Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
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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), The Silver Thread; a journey through Balkan craftsmanship (Elbow Publishing, 2017), and Unlikely Positions in Unlikely Places: a yoga journey around Britain (Bradt Publishing, 2019).

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.

To contact Elizabeth Gowing select a talk listed below.

Listed talks

Nature
Online
Travels in Blood and Honey; becoming a beekeeper in Kosovo
Elizabeth Gowing Tagged: Food | Travel | Health | Bees
Anywhere
Travel
Online
Extraordinary Balkan explorer and anthropologist, Edith Durham
Elizabeth Gowing Tagged: Biography | History | Travel | Women
Anywhere
Charity
Online
The Rubbish-Picker's Wife; an unlikely friendship in Kosovo
Elizabeth Gowing Tagged: Charity | Travel | Rotary | Inspiration
Anywhere
Travel
Online
The silver thread - a journey through Balkan craftsmanship
Elizabeth Gowing Tagged: Fashion | History | Women | Jewellery
Anywhere
Sports
Online
Unlikely Positions in Unlikely Places: a yoga journey around Britain
Elizabeth Gowing Tagged: Meditation | Travel
Anywhere
History
Online
A courageous and skilled shot; Montenegro’s photographer Princess Ksenia (1881 – 1960)
Elizabeth Gowing Tagged: Montenegro | Royalty | Photography | Women
Anywhere
Life Skills
Online
A sabbatical in a day
Elizabeth Gowing Tagged: Life Coaching
Anywhere
Humanities
Online
Morocco Blues - how and why Morocco got painted blue
Elizabeth Gowing Tagged: Art
Anywhere
Life Skills
Online
Getting a Gratitude Attitude
Elizabeth Gowing Tagged: Self-Help | Happiness | Stress Relief | Mindfulness
Anywhere
Travel
Online
Mulberry trees, macchiato, mosques and Mother Teresa: an online tour of Kosovo's capital, Prishtina
Elizabeth Gowing Tagged: Kosovo | Tour | Balkans
Anywhere