Christopher Legrand

Location: Ferndown, Dorset
About the speaker...

Through his series of fully illustrated talks, which are professionally constructed and often include music, videos and animations, Christopher 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 between 70 and 80 talks a year, and has been a destination presenter on various cruise ships.
Christopher has lived in or 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 in length but can be adjusted for groups requiring a shorter or longer programme. Full projection equipment (including a screen if none is available at the venue) is provided. Wherever possible a 1.8 metre or larger screen or a blank light painted wall in the venue is always appreciated. For large venues a microphone is requested. The talks are educational as well as entertaining and Christopher’s relaxed style is informative but easy to listen to. He can sometimes fit in talks at short notice.
All talks available as virtual presentations (zoom).


Personal appearance: From £65 inclusive of travel costs within 10 miles radius of my home in Ferndown, Dorset. (45p per mile is charged for venues outside 10 mile radius)

Virtual presentation: £60

My Contact Details:

01202 873344

Mountain Gorillas, Uganda and Kenya

Amongst the exciting features of this presentation, we trek through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to see at close quarters the incredible mountain gorillas, featured in Dian Fossey’s book, ‘Gorillas in the Mist’, visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for orphaned elephants in Nairobi, meet the indigenous Maasai people and go on safari in the Maasai Mara in search of the elusive leopard.

‘Namibia and Botswana Odyssey’

Possibly the most exciting talk in the series, especially for lovers of adventure, wildlife and spectacular scenery.  This talk is the first part of a two-part presentation that features the astonishing topography, the diverse wildlife and the culture of the indigenous population. It includes some stunning video clips.

‘The Beauty and Romance of France’

This presentation explores some of the historic towns and cities, visits famous chateaux and meanders the countryside to discover the country’s beauty, history and romance.

‘The Grandeur and Art of Tuscany’

This presentation examines the history, architecture and wonderful art treasures of this unique region of Italy, including visiting Florence, San Gimignano, Volterra and Pisa.

‘South Africa Safari’ 

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'

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 ’

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'

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’

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’   

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’

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)'

’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’   

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.'

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!'

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.

Christopher Legrand Contact Details:

01202 873344

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