From Walking the Americas to the Alban Arena for adventurer Levison Wood

Best-selling author, photographer and TV presenter Levison Wood will be appearing at The Alban Arena

Best-selling author, photographer and TV presenter Levison Wood will be appearing at The Alban Arena in St Albans - Credit: Archant

A best-selling author, photographer and TV presenter will be sharing his experiences with an audience in St Albans next week.

An evening with Levison Wood can be enjoyed at The Alban Arena on Thursday, February 23.

Levison is described by Sir Ranulph Fiennes as “a great adventurer and wonderful storyteller” and he will be talking about his exploits as a modern day explorer.

With his keen desire to immerse himself fully in local cultures and customs, Levison Wood has delighted audiences around the globe with stories of his epic adventures, ranging from being chased by crocodiles and hippos in Africa, shot at by gunmen, falling off a mountain, being arrested more times than he can remember and meeting such illustrious characters as the Dalai Lama and George Clooney along the way.

In this adventure-filled one-man show, he recounts his amusing and sometimes poignant tales of life as a soldier in the Parachute Regiment and his subsequent transition into an explorer of international standing.


It will include further tales and behind-the-scenes moments from his journeys walking the length of the Nile and the Himalayas, both of which were documented by Channel 4.

He will also talk about his most recent travels walking 1,800 miles along the length of Central America, taking in eight countries from Mexico to Colombia, and his bid to cross the treacherous Darien Gap.

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With his honest accounts of life on the road, Levison hopes to challenge our preconceptions and inspire a new generation of adventurers with tales of hope and hospitality, firmly believing the more people go out and see the world, the better a place it will be.

Levison Wood’s latest documentary series Walking The Americas was recently aired on Channel 4.

Tickets for his St Albans show cost £22.50. It starts at 7.30pm.

• Call the Alban Arena box office on 01727 844488 or book online at