Rambling stories

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AN extreme rambler will relive his experiences when he gives a talk in Hartlepool later this month.

Mark Thomas decided to go rambling in the Middle East and walked the entire length of the Israeli Separation Barrier.

At the end of it all, he had a story which included a walk along a 466-mile wall, six arrests, one stoning and too much hummus.

Mark is a multi-award winning comedian and activist whose achievements so far have included becoming the Guinness World Record Holder for the most number of political demonstrations in 24 hours, winning the Sony Award for radio comedy in 2008 and the UN Association Global Human Rights Defender Award in 2004.

He also won the Kurdish National Congress Medal of Honour in 2002 and the Time Out Comedy Award in 1990.

He has performed for 25 years and appeared on television on Channel 4, and in numerous documentaries.

He has had two books published and also featured on radio programmes. His campaigning has included trying to change the laws on tax, secretly filming torturers, and exposing abuses of civil liberties.

He is now on a tour of the UK to tell of his experiences as a Middle East rambler.

He comes to the Town Hall Theatre, in Raby Road, Hartlepool, on Wednesday, July 20.

His talk is called Mark Thomas – Extreme Rambling – Walking The Wall and tickets are £15 or £10 with concessions.

Anyone wanting more details should contact the theatre box office on (01429) 890000.