Christopher Legrand

Location: Ferndown, Dorset
About the speaker...

One of the joys of Christopher’s retirement has been the opportunity to travel, as he enjoys photography and sharing his experiences with others.   Through his series of fully illustrated talks, which are professionally constructed and include music and animations, he invites you to share the history, culture, personalities and scenery of those exciting parts of the world he has visited.  He has delivered lectures and presentations for many years, is an accomplished speaker, currently giving over 40 talks a year, and has been a destination presenter on various cruise ships.
Christopher has lived in and close to East Dorset throughout his life and considers himself extremely lucky to enjoy the wonderful surroundings of the area. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor at the age of 21, when he opened his first surveying and property agency business, but in later years lectured throughout the UK on property related topics as well as establishing and running a charity providing homes for homeless young people.

About his talks...

All talks are PowerPoint and approximately one hour, but can be adjusted for groups requiring a shorter or longer programme.  Full projection equipment including a screen is provided, (but, if available, a 1.8 metre or larger screen in the venue is always appreciated).  For large venues a microphone is requested.   Christopher’s relaxed style is informative but easy to listen to.  He can sometimes fit in talks at short notice.

Fee:

From £50 inclusive of travel within ten mile radius of Ferndown, Dorset (BH22). (Outside the 10 mile radius travel costs at 45p per mile)

 

My Contact Details:
Phone:

01202 873344

‘South Africa Safari’ 

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Explore the glorious scenery of South Africa, learn about and visit Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, discover how the country is changing and get close and personal with the magnificent animals at the Shamwari Game Reserve and the Born Free Foundation as well as sighting many other mammals and creatures.

‘Vietnam and the Far East'

Talk by Public Speaker Christopher Legrand

This presentation discovers the beauty and cultures of Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. Meet some Buddhist Nuns and learn about the lives of the countries’ people.

‘The Sights and Sounds of New Zealand ’

Talk by Public Speaker Christopher Legrand

Meet the Maoris during this illustrated trip around some of the cities and the magical scenery of both North and South Islands including glimpses of Sydney, Australia, Rarotonga in the Cook Islands and Singapore.

'Around the World in Music and Pictures'

Talk by Public Speaker Christopher Legrand

This highly popular presentation brings together a wide variety of well and lesser known music from different countries around the world and is illustrated with a exciting mix of pictorial scenes and events.  (Musical)

‘The music of Salzburg’

Talk by Public Speaker Christopher Legrand

W A Mozart was born in Salzburg, and it is over 50 years since the ‘Sound of Music’ was filmed in the city. In this talk you visit the significant locations connected with the musical heritage and join with the locals as they celebrate their Austrian culture.  (Musical)

‘The legacy of Antoni Gaudi’   

Talk by Public Speaker Christopher Legrand

Gaudi’s masterpiece, the ‘Sagrada Familia’ (Basilica of the Sacred Family) will take till 2026 to finish. This illustrated presentation looks at the magnificent building and many of Gaudi’s other works in Barcelona and Palma as well as touring these two vibrant cities.

‘Vienna, the Waltz City’

Talk by Public Speaker Christopher Legrand

This magical tour tells the story of the Strauss family and takes you through the streets of Vienna, both in pictures and music, whilst looking at its history, beautiful Baroque architecture and culture.  (Musical)

‘The Greek Islands and Ephesus (Turkey)'

Talk by Public Speaker Christopher Legrand

’The mysterious islands of Kos, Mykonos, Rhodes and Santorini are all included in this illustrated talk along with a visit to the ancient remains of the Turkish city of Ephesus, including the Celsus Library and the Amphitheatre.

‘The Treasures of Dorset’   

‘The Treasures of Dorset’

A scenic trip around this beautiful county discovering some of the lesser known facts about its history, families, architecture and landscape.

'India's Golden Triangle.'

Public Speaker Chris Legrand talks about 'India's Golden Triangle.'

In this talk you will visit the astonishing palaces, temples and forts created by the Mughal rulers in the 16th century, learn more about the architecture and fascinating history that included the building of the magnificent Taj Mahal and discover the beauty and chaos of  India.

'Tiger!, Tiger!, Tiger!'

Public Speaker Chris Legrand talks about his time in India including tigers.

The cry that goes out when one of these beautiful creatures is sighted. This presentation takes you on game drives in Ranthambore National Park, searches through the exciting and beautiful city of Udaipur and examines much more of Indian culture.