EVENTS

Creating immersive experiences that transport audiences to the most remote reaches of the world through impactful stories and culinary adventures. Combining a background on yachts with a passion for the outdoors and cultural diversity, events range from crafting extensive adventure and theme-parties for some of the worlds most exclusive private yachts and outback cooking events to keynote addresses at the United Nations. 

to book Sofia to speak or for private events please email sophiefaustinehollingsworth@gmail.com

Past events

Exploration for SDG's

United Nations - New York City

Today, exploration is about increasing our knowledge and understanding of the world we live in and brining that knowledge back to our own communities to help create a more sustainable future. As young people, we have inherited some of the world’s most daunting challenges. Every day that we are not working to mitigate these problems, we are in effect contributing to them. We have the talents and ambition to overcome society's biggest challenges. We must all collaborate and innovate together if we are to reach the 2030 agenda. Because only then can we hope to achieve each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and a truly equitable future.

Exploration: In Conflict with Modernity?

TEDxFulbright - Sydney, Australia

With the tallest peaks climbed and the depths of the ocean reached, what is left to explore? Exploration is no longer about planting your nation’s flag in an uncharted territory or being the first to summit the world’s tallest mountains. Today, exploration is about increasing our knowledge and understanding of the world we live in. We all face the same challenges: food, water, and shelter. Yet given the common challenges, the range of cultural adaptation is extraordinary. Based on adventures and misadventures in remote regions of the Earth, Sophie celebrates the diversity of the world’s most remote cultures.

Evening of Adventure with Capt. Sophie

Fjällräven Epic - New York City

Join Fjallraven for an evening of adventure with award winning explorer Capt. Sophie Hollingsworth. Sophie will share her adventures and misadventures as a modern female explorer. With a desire to immerse herself fully in local cultures in the most remote reaches of the world, Sophie has delighted audiences around the world with adventure tales ranging from incidents of black magic in the Republic of Vanuatu to being chased by crocodiles in Madagascar. Sophie hopes to challenge our assumptions and inspire a new generation of explorers - firmly believing the more people that get outside and explore the unknown, the better the world will be.

VANUATU: IN SEARCH OF FEMALE CHIEFS

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) - London

A night of inspirational tales of adventure and discovery from the next generation of travellers. An evening packed with tales of adventure and discovery to entertain and inspire, hosted by anthropologist and broadcaster Mary-Ann Ochota, FRGS. 

Sophie's Microlecture

Vanuatu: in search of female chiefs

Sophie travelled to the South Pacific archipelago and lived with the Ngowtari (female leaders) to study their unique powers, jurisdiction and ceremonies. She reflects on what we can learn from a matrilineal society.

WATER ART IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Chandelier Creative - New York City

Sophie Hollingsworth is a former ballerina turned badass explorer. The Explorers Club “New Explorer of the Year 2017” awardee and founder of AquaAid International, she’s worked with remote villages in Namibia, Nicaragua, Madagascar, and Vanuatu to establish sustainable sources of clean drinking water and basic sanitation.

Sophie will speak in our Penthouse Library about the environmental and cultural, symbolic impact of clean water access, with a deep dive into water-powered art, like rain dance and water-drop installations in the jungle.

EXPLORERS CLUB ANNUAL GALA

The Explorers Club - New York City

​Sofia will be awarded the 2017 New Explorer Award. Join us to celebrate! The Explorers Club is proud to play host to world's largest gathering of explorers, with the 113th edition of our historic Explorers Club Annual Dinner. Honoring the world’s leading explorers and field scientists since 1904, more than 1,200 explorers and guests will gather at New York's Ellis Island on March 25th, 2017.

EXPLORER TALK: Sophie Hollingsworth

WINGS Worldquest- New York City

In 2016, Sophie Hollingsworth carried WINGS flag No. 30 to the Republic of Vanuatu, a chain of over 80 islands in the south west Pacific, to document the possible existence of a remote tribe of female chiefs. At this WINGS WorldQuest Explorer Talk, Sophie will provide a unique look into a complex and diverse culture accompanied with artifacts and paintings from her expedition. Learn about custom dances and water music, try your hand at sand drawing, and wear a sacred pig tusk. Join us for a rare visual photographic and artistic documentation of a vanishing way of life in the South Pacific.

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