Do come and join us for a Christmas meal at this delightful restaurant which serves wonderful Nepali and Tibetan food.
Please do let Rowena know if you want to come to make sure we book a large enough table!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org tel. 01904 656504 and 07552472491
TSGY Christmas stall
Our Christmas stall will be at Dee’s house, 5, Howard Link, Rawcliffe, York YO30 5UU from Monday 11th December to Wednesday 20th December.
Please contact Dee to arrange to visit; Tel (01904) 621568Text: 07761 762 967 or email: email@example.com,org
Tibet in the 1920’s
through the eyes of the Mount Everest expeditions
by Christopher Norton
7pm Wednesday 24th January
at the Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York YO1 9RL
Suggested donation £5/£3 concessions
The pioneering Everest expeditions of 1921, 1922 and 1924 are remembered for their heroic attempts on the mountain, culminating in the loss of Mallory and Irvine. But they were much more than mountaineering expeditions.
The approaches to Everest were completely unknown territory to Europeans at the time and the expeditions included surveyors, geologists, naturalists, photographers and artists who bought back a wealth of new information about the country and its people.
The talk will explore and illustrate some of the written accounts, photographs and paintings which give a memorable picture of the lost world of pre-1950 Tibet.
Christopher Norton is the grandson of Edward Norton who led the expedition to Everest in 1924 and himself climbed to record heights on the mountain in both 1922 and 1924. Christopher has recently published his grandfather’s Everest diaries and sketchbooks entitled ‘Everest Revealed’ as well as a new edition of the 1924 expedition book.
Tibet Support Group York has been warmly invited by the Tibetan Community in the North UK to join in their celebrations in Leeds for Losar – the Tibetan New Year - on Saturday 17th February from 12 noon to 10 pm. This will be a wonderful event and will include Tibetan music, dancing and food. The venue will be in Leeds at The Express Suite of Far Moss Sports Ground in Moss Valley, Alwoodley, LEEDS, LS17 7NT.
Tickets cost £10 and will be on sale in January – more details in our next Newsletter.
Tree Planting weekend
23rd- 25th February Near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire Cost £25 accommodation and food included
We’ve teamed up with Treesponsibility – a group which has organised tree planting for almost 20 years - to offer this weekend event. You can find out more on their website http://www.treesponsibility.com
There are grave concerns for the environment in Tibet which have impacts not only within Tibet itself but globally too. Although we may be restricted in how we can influence things in Tibet we can act locally to help the environment and have an enjoyable time away together too.
Please email Rowena to book a place ; firstname.lastname@example.org