NEWS

Executive Freight Service Ltd

01st May 2020

Executive Freight Services Ltd arranged and paid for freight boxes of toothbrushes, toothpaste, books and artist materials.....

To read the full article go to: http://www.executivefreightservices.co.uk/2020/voices-of-the-maya-expedition-efs-sponsorship-for-an-expedition-to-the-jungles-of-belize/

Exploring By the Seat of Your Pants 

19th March 2020

Last week, I went global to schools and homes around the world with with 'Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants!' talking live about my latest adventure to Central America. 

To watch visit : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd8dz9UnYw4 

Interview with SheTravel Global

14th March 2020

 

SheTravel Global  is a women only network for modern travel, allowing its members to share information to aid safe travel wherever your destination may be.

Earlier this month they interviewed me about my experiences being a woman on expedition. 

Voices of the Maya Expedition 

February  2020

The Voices of the Maya Expedition was completed in Feburary 2020. The expedition’s aim was to create educational resources in Mopan and Qetchi Maya as well as deliver oral hygiene workshops to the community.

We worked closely with the school, especially with the older years, who all wrote stories about life in the community. The top five of these were translated into Qetchi and Mopan Maya. 

The illustration and art workshops were a huge success and seeing the joy on the children's faces whilst painting in school, shall stay with me for life!

We conducted dental hygiene workshops with the school children, women and young children of the village. Bio-degradable wooden toothbrushes and toothpaste were given to all those who attended the workshops and were very much appreciated, especially by the elderly of the village, who were often forgotten.

I will be spending the next few months writing the expedition reports and working on getting the books published. Please sign up to my newsletter for monthly updates on the post- expedition progress.

Explore at the Royal Geographical Society 

14th November 2019

SES Awards Evening and Presentation 2019

25th May 2019

A huge thank you to Scientific Exploration Societyfor a wonderful Awards Ceremony at The Law Society on Wednesday and selecting me as the SES Rivers Foundation Explorer 2019 for Health and Humanities. 

I am very proud to be a pioneer with a purpose and look forward to a prosperous and fulfilling career together. 

Huge congratulations to all the other Winners and I wish you best of luck on your expeditions! 

Also a huge thanks to the: Rivers Foundation; Headline Sponsor RSK Group ; Supporting Sponsors @Shackleton Shackleton London andLeatherman.

Live Interview with BBC Radio Wales

22nd May 2019

It was wonderful to speak to BBC Radio Wales live this morning about being named the SES Rivers Foundation Explorer 2019! You can hear the interview by following the link below and listening between 1:43:0 to 1:47:0 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0005644?fbclid=IwAR3Tgcj_qZyv9HC8T6iYvSzhnaJGQFWnEIVrioaQZLISxnVe9kPiZc3pOQg 

 Winner of the SES 2019 RIVERS FOUNDATION EXPLORER AWARD FOR HEALTH & HUMANITIES!

24th April 2019

Absolutely honored and thrilled to announce that I have been selected as the Scientific Exploration Societies, RIVERS FOUNDATION EXPLORER FOR HEALTH & HUMANITIES 2019.

Later this year,myself and my new wonderful team mate, will be returning to the jungles of Central America to work, live and film with a community of Maya to work with the community and discover more about their lives, heritage and archaeology. Leaving a lasting legacy for future generations.

If you would like to know more about the expedition, please join me at the Explorer Awards Presentation Evening sponsored by RSK Group on the 22 May at The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London.

You can book your ticket via Eventbrite https://bit.ly/2TI0Jqt

Walk this Way  UPDATE

February 24th 2019

Later this year I am Walking the Great Wall of China, for the Sepsis Trust. I am doing this because a relation of mine developed Sepsis following an operation. 

Please go to my Just Giving page to read my story

SARAID Christmas Fundraiser

18th December 2018

Had a great day fundraising with SARAID at Cabot Circus in Bristol yesterday. Raising funds for the International Search and Rescue team and the Community Resilience Team. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!  You can donate to SARAID following the link below. 

www.saraid.org 

Walk this Way

7th December, 2018

Next year I will be walking part of the Great Wall of China for the Sepsis Trust. An estimated 20 million to 30 million cases of sepsis occur globally each year. 


Sepsis arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs, potentially leading to death or significant morbidity. (World Health Organisation, 2018) 


One in ten deaths associated with pregnancy and childbirth is due to maternal sepsis with over 95% of deaths due to maternal sepsis occurring in low- and middle-income countries. One million newborn deaths are associated with maternal infection, such as maternal sepsis, each year. World Health Organisation, 2018).

In the UK approximately 5 people die of sepsis ever hour. 

Watch this space for updates on how to donate and my story. 

Over the Ocean Trailer

29th November 2018

The trailer for ‘Over the Ocean’ is finally here! Thank you to everyone who helped create this film, so excited to share this trailer with you and can't wait to show everyone the finished product soon.

Directed by Charlotte Austwick Assistant Director: Dominic Weeks Produced by HJA Productions Starring: Alannah Rose Egan, Henry Austwick Richard Howard and Harley.

vimeo.com/302492302 

Kenya Quest Expedition Report

17th November 2018 

Received the report for the Kenya Quest expedition today. The report will be archived at the Royal Geographical Society and includes a section I wrote on filming the expedition. The expedition film  will be previewed on the 12th of January 2019 and with the report available from the Scientific Exploration Society after this date. 

SARAID

26th November 2018

This weekend myself and 21 others successfully passed the selection process to become a SARAID technician. SARAID are a voluntary search and rescue organisation, who offer assistance in natural disasters and relieve human suffering around the world. In January I start my 2 years of training to become an operational member, and contribute to actively saving people's lives around the world.


The selection weekend, was designed to test ones strength of character and personality. We slept little, worked as small and large teams, fought against twisted ankles and rescued many 'casualties'. At times it was difficult, but overall I found it enjoyable. I look forward to a exciting future with the team.



If you would like to donate or know more about SARAID, you can come and chat to us at Cabot Circus, Bristol on Saturday the 15th of December. Or visit their website: www.saraid.org

arri.jpg

ARRIval

11th June 2018 

Getting to work in the film industry is no mean feat, but everyone who does knows that each day is a new adventure and brings with it new challenges.

Only the dedicated and determined survive and more often than not, can take several years to get a foot in the door. After many years of embracing all work opportunities offered, myself and seven others have been fortunate in becoming Creative Skillset Film Trainee Finder camera trainees for 2018........


Go to https://lnkd.in/dbEXrJH

 to read my blog about the Creative Skillset Film Trainee Finder day at ARRI Rental UK. 

Transparencies

31st May 2018

In May, I helped award an  Alumni Audience Award, at the University of Kents,  Visual Anthropology department annual screening.

''This award replaced the previous audience prize and acknowledges the importance of our alumni’s engagement and support of our students in making the next step in their journey as visual anthropological filmmakers and researchers.

Charlotte Austwick won the Hugh Brody Runner Up Prize for her film ‘Welcome to the Country’ that was screened in Resolations 2015.''

Go to https://ukvisualanthropology.com/2018/06/13/transparencies-2018-2/ to read the full article. 

Kenya Quest Expedition

4th February 2018 

I have safely returned from the Kenya Quest Expedition  and have now just manged to recover from my jet lag. The expedition was a huge success. I was clear that the work we did really made a difference.  I contributed to numerous projects, however my personal highlight of which was helping complete a concrete school room, at a school which had over 800 pupils.

Scientific Exploration Society update 3

February 1st, 2018

Read the third of their online updates at: http://www.ses-explore.org/news_detail.php?article=480

Scientific Exploration Society Update 2

January 25th 2018

Read the second of the online updates about the Kenya Quest Expedition at www.ses-explore.org/news_detail.php?article=478

This weekend I attended ‘Explore’ 2019 at the Royal Geographic Society.It was an incredible weekend full of expedition advice and was great to meet such fascinating explorers, each with their own unique interests and talents.

I was invited to be part of the film making panel and hopefully inspired more expedition filmmakers to go and make spectacular and worthwhile films. 

Myself and my teammate also exhibited with the ‘Voices of the Maya’ expedition and received lots of positive interest. 

Another incredible moment on the weekend was Nigel Winser choosing the ‘Beneath the Skin’ Expedition within the top 6 of 46 upcoming expeditions. Watch this space! 

SES Awards Evening and Presentation 2019

25th May 2019

A huge thank you to Scientific Exploration Societyfor a wonderful Awards Ceremony at The Law Society on Wednesday and selecting me as the SES Rivers Foundation Explorer 2019 for Health and Humanities. 

I am very proud to be a pioneer with a purpose and look forward to a prosperous and fulfilling career together. 

Huge congratulations to all the other Winners and I wish you best of luck on your expeditions! 

Also a huge thanks to the: Rivers Foundation; Headline Sponsor RSK Group ; Supporting Sponsors @Shackleton Shackleton London andLeatherman.

Live Interview with BBC Radio Wales

22nd May 2019

It was wonderful to speak to BBC Radio Wales live this morning about being named the SES Rivers Foundation Explorer 2019! You can hear the interview by following the link below and listening between 1:43:0 to 1:47:0 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0005644?fbclid=IwAR3Tgcj_qZyv9HC8T6iYvSzhnaJGQFWnEIVrioaQZLISxnVe9kPiZc3pOQg 

 Winner of the SES 2019 RIVERS FOUNDATION EXPLORER AWARD FOR HEALTH & HUMANITIES!

24th April 2019

Absolutely honored and thrilled to announce that I have been selected as the Scientific Exploration Societies, RIVERS FOUNDATION EXPLORER FOR HEALTH & HUMANITIES 2019.

Later this year,myself and my new wonderful team mate, will be returning to the jungles of Central America to work, live and film with a community of Maya to work with the community and discover more about their lives, heritage and archaeology. Leaving a lasting legacy for future generations.

If you would like to know more about the expedition, please join me at the Explorer Awards Presentation Evening sponsored by RSK Group on the 22 May at The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London.

You can book your ticket via Eventbrite https://bit.ly/2TI0Jqt

Walk this Way  UPDATE

February 24th 2019

Later this year I am Walking the Great Wall of China, for the Sepsis Trust. I am doing this because a relation of mine developed Sepsis following an operation. 

Please go to my Just Giving page to read my story

SARAID Christmas Fundraiser

18th December 2018

Had a great day fundraising with SARAID at Cabot Circus in Bristol yesterday. Raising funds for the International Search and Rescue team and the Community Resilience Team. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!  You can donate to SARAID following the link below. 

www.saraid.org 

Walk this Way

7th December, 2018

Next year I will be walking part of the Great Wall of China for the Sepsis Trust. An estimated 20 million to 30 million cases of sepsis occur globally each year. 


Sepsis arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs, potentially leading to death or significant morbidity. (World Health Organisation, 2018) 


One in ten deaths associated with pregnancy and childbirth is due to maternal sepsis with over 95% of deaths due to maternal sepsis occurring in low- and middle-income countries. One million newborn deaths are associated with maternal infection, such as maternal sepsis, each year. World Health Organisation, 2018).

In the UK approximately 5 people die of sepsis ever hour. 

Watch this space for updates on how to donate and my story. 

Over the Ocean Trailer

29th November 2018

The trailer for ‘Over the Ocean’ is finally here! Thank you to everyone who helped create this film, so excited to share this trailer with you and can't wait to show everyone the finished product soon.

Directed by Charlotte Austwick Assistant Director: Dominic Weeks Produced by HJA Productions Starring: Alannah Rose Egan, Henry Austwick Richard Howard and Harley.

vimeo.com/302492302 

Kenya Quest Expedition Report

17th November 2018 

Received the report for the Kenya Quest expedition today. The report will be archived at the Royal Geographical Society and includes a section I wrote on filming the expedition. The expedition film  will be previewed on the 12th of January 2019 and with the report available from the Scientific Exploration Society after this date. 

SARAID

26th November 2018

This weekend myself and 21 others successfully passed the selection process to become a SARAID technician. SARAID are a voluntary search and rescue organisation, who offer assistance in natural disasters and relieve human suffering around the world. In January I start my 2 years of training to become an operational member, and contribute to actively saving people's lives around the world.


The selection weekend, was designed to test ones strength of character and personality. We slept little, worked as small and large teams, fought against twisted ankles and rescued many 'casualties'. At times it was difficult, but overall I found it enjoyable. I look forward to a exciting future with the team.



If you would like to donate or know more about SARAID, you can come and chat to us at Cabot Circus, Bristol on Saturday the 15th of December. Or visit their website: www.saraid.org

arri.jpg

ARRIval

11th June 2018 

Getting to work in the film industry is no mean feat, but everyone who does knows that each day is a new adventure and brings with it new challenges.

Only the dedicated and determined survive and more often than not, can take several years to get a foot in the door. After many years of embracing all work opportunities offered, myself and seven others have been fortunate in becoming Creative Skillset Film Trainee Finder camera trainees for 2018........


Go to https://lnkd.in/dbEXrJH

 to read my blog about the Creative Skillset Film Trainee Finder day at ARRI Rental UK. 

Transparencies

31st May 2018

In May, I helped award an  Alumni Audience Award, at the University of Kents,  Visual Anthropology department annual screening.

''This award replaced the previous audience prize and acknowledges the importance of our alumni’s engagement and support of our students in making the next step in their journey as visual anthropological filmmakers and researchers.

Charlotte Austwick won the Hugh Brody Runner Up Prize for her film ‘Welcome to the Country’ that was screened in Resolations 2015.''

Go to https://ukvisualanthropology.com/2018/06/13/transparencies-2018-2/ to read the full article. 

Kenya Quest Expedition

4th February 2018 

I have safely returned from the Kenya Quest Expedition  and have now just manged to recover from my jet lag. The expedition was a huge success. I was clear that the work we did really made a difference.  I contributed to numerous projects, however my personal highlight of which was helping complete a concrete school room, at a school which had over 800 pupils.

Scientific Exploration Society update 3

February 1st, 2018

Read the third of their online updates at: http://www.ses-explore.org/news_detail.php?article=480

Scientific Exploration Society Update 2

January 25th 2018

Read the second of the online updates about the Kenya Quest Expedition at www.ses-explore.org/news_detail.php?article=478

Scientific Exploration Society Update 1

January 22nd 2018

Read the first of the online updates about the Kenya Quest Expedition at www.ses-explore.org/news_detail.php?article=476

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