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EC Stories: BBC Extraordinary Rituals
James Bayliss-Smith is a cameraman and filmmaker who has been shooting documentaries since 2005. Last year he travelled to Papua New Guinea for the BBC's Natural History Unit to film a brutal 'crocodile' scarification ritual for the recent BBC2 series 'Extraordinary Rituals'. The coming of age initiation involves the ritualised skin cutting of young men and women so that their skin has multiple scars resembling the skin of a crocodile. They believe that by undergoing this process they will gain the power of the crocodile and it is an important right of passage that not everyone can undertake. In his talk James will tell the story of the shoot, which involved a four-day journey deep into the blackwater lakes region of the famous Sepik River. See exclusive photos and hear adventurous tales of what it's like to witness one of the world's most extraordinary rituals. Check out a sneak preview of this episode here Doors open 6.30pm for a 7pm start prompt! PLEASE YOU MUST BUY A TICKET IN ADVANCE OR YOU WILL PROBABLY BE TURNED AWAY AT THE DOOR AS WE USUALLY SELL OUT TICKETS HERE: Tickets £6.60 (£4.40 for EC CLUB Members - find out more about EC CLUB)

The Square Club

15 Berkeley Square Clifton · Bristol BS8 1HB

What we're about

Join adventures with likeminded people: from kayaking, surfing and wild swimming weekends to ski & watersports holidays and overseas expeditions.

We have groups all around Britain so all our events fill up and will run. We don't use Meetup much so don't be put off if there are small numbers here we get an average of 20 people on each weekend (max 24).

If you've not come on an EC event yet, they're very informal and friendly. We've got singles, couples and sets of friends coming along, adventure professionals and complete beginners - what we all share is the desire for more adventure

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NB We've only use MeetUp a little so if an event 'looks' empty here, its not, all our weekends and events sell out well in advance - check out our main website to book

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