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The world held its breath in 2018 when the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach went missing deep underground in the Tham Luang cave complex in northern Thailand. They had been stranded by sudden, continuous monsoon rains while exploring the caves after practice. Phoebe Smith is joined by star of National Geographic documentary The Rescue John Volanthen to give his account of an event that gripped the globe. Revealing how he pushed the limits of human endurance in the life-or-death mission.


Books from the speakers in this event

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Thirteen Lessons that Saved Thirteen Lives: The Thai Cave RescueExtreme Sleeps: Adventures of a Wild Camper
Wild Nights: Camping Britain's Extremes


Venue

Town Hall, Main Hall

The Town Hall, situated on Imperial Gardens in the centre of Cheltenham comprises of a Grand Main Hall, distinguished by its Corinthian styles columns and coved ceiling. The Main Hall is accompanied by dining and drawing rooms, as well as the Pillar Room bar.

The venue’s early 20th century Edwardian elegance makes it the classic ‘shoebox’ concert hall. With a seating capacity of 900, the Town Hall is perfectly suited to grand symphony orchestra performances with a thrilling impact.

There is no tiered seating at this venue for any of our Festivals.

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