An evening of poetry and prose presented by James Crowden and based on his new book ‘The Frozen River’.
In 1976 James Crowden left his career in the British army and travelled the Northern Himalaya, one of the most remote parts of the world. The Frozen River is his extraordinary account of the time he spent there, living alongside the Zangskari people, before the arrival of roads and mass tourism. James captured a crucial moment in time for this Himalayan community. A moment in which their Buddhist practices and traditions were threatened by the pull of a world beyond their valley.