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Film  ·  Events  ·  Culture  ·  People  ·  15-18 Nov 2018

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Programme

  1. Thursday 15th November
  2. Friday 16th November
  3. Saturday 17th November
  4. Sunday 18th November

Saturday 17 November 2018

17.00 - 09.30 Friday 16th

Campervans - Friday & Saturday Night (Leisure Centre)

Campervan spaces with use of leisure centre toilets and shower facilities.

09.15 - 11.15 Saturday 17th

Black Diamond Rock & Ice Session

The Alpine Session aims to entertain, amaze and inspire with an exciting mix of people and films dedicated to that most testing of activities - alpine mountaineering. You know the drill; the tormented night’s sleep, the 2am start, the headtorch world, squeaky...

09.30 - 11.00 Saturday 17th

Nancy Campbell - The Library of Ice

Nancy will be discussing her new book, A Library of Ice. A fascinating and beautifully rendered evocation of the interplay of people and their environment on a fragile planet, and of a writer’s quest to define the value of her work in...

09.30 - 11.00 Saturday 17th

Family Adventure Film Screening

Join us to be entertained by a selection of short films on the big screen and inspire your children for life with the world of outdoor adventure.​

09.30 - 11.00 Saturday 17th

Findra Everyday Adventure Session

A celebration of adventure, and how it's easier to have one than you think!

09.45 - 10.45 Saturday 17th

Alfred Wainwright’s Mountain Guides •FREE FAMILY EVENT•

In this FREE 60 minute interactive session for families, explore how Alfred Wainwright produced his guidebooks. And you can create your own Wainwright illustrations too!

11.00 - 13.00 Saturday 17th

adidas TERREX 10k Trail Run

Back once again for a little 10k jaunt, from the centre of Kendal up to Scout Scar, with the thigh burning, calf pinging warm-up up Beast Banks - it's not called that for nothing!

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£15.00 in advance
11.15 - 12.15 Saturday 17th

Alfred Wainwright’s Mountain Guides •FREE FAMILY EVENT•

In this FREE 60 minute interactive session for families, explore how Alfred Wainwright produced his guidebooks. And you can create your own Wainwright illustrations too!

11.30 - 13.00 Saturday 17th

This Place I Know: A New Anthology of Cumbrian Poetry

This wonderful new anthology of Cumbrian poetry brings together a contrasting collection of voices in recognition of the great and continuing tradition of Lake District poetry.

11.30 - 13.00 Saturday 17th

Liv Sansoz: LIVe life to its fullest

Top French alpinist Liv Sansoz shares the stories from her incredible achievement of climbing all the 4000m peaks in the Alps in a single year.

11.30 - 13.00 Saturday 17th

Performing Mountains: How do Artists Touch the Void?

Film and literature have always been wedded to the mountains but what about the other arts?

11.30 - 13.30 Saturday 17th

Palm & Pyranha Paddlesports Session

The Paddlesports Session features an exclusive mix of the best wild water action.

12.00 - 13.00 Saturday 17th

Jess Butterworth - When The Mountains Roared (Children’s Literature)

A vivid, warm and atmospheric adventure set in the mountains of India, about a girl who is determined to protect the wild leopards of the mountain from poachers.

12.00 - 14.00 Saturday 17th

Patagonia - Adventure Activists

The 2018 Adventure Activists Tour culminates in a special event at Kendal Mountain Festival.

13.30 - 14.30 Saturday 17th

MG Leonard - The Beetle Boy Trilogy (Children’s Literature)

A darkly hilarious adventure full of exotic beetles, daring schemes, and true friendship.

13.30 - 15.00 Saturday 17th

Tim Leach – Smile of the Wolf

Tim Leach is a writer of historical fiction, specialising in the ancient world, unreliable source texts, and the crossover points between myth and history.

13.30 - 15.00 Saturday 17th

Anna McNuff - Fifty Shades of the USA

Join Adventure Queen Anna McNuff as she shares tales of her 11,000-mile cycling adventure on her own, through each and every state of the USA.

13.30 - 15.00 Saturday 17th

Graham Hoyland – Yeti: An Abominable History

​Graham Hoyland, the climber who was responsible for finding the body of George Mallory on Mount Everest, has been on another quest. On an expedition to the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, he found and filmed footprints of the mythical Yeti in a...

13.45 - 14.45 Saturday 17th

Alfred Wainwright’s Mountain Guides •FREE FAMILY EVENT•

In this FREE 60 minute interactive session for families, explore how Alfred Wainwright produced his guidebooks. And you can create your own Wainwright illustrations too!

14.00 - 15.30 Saturday 17th

The Secret Sessions 3

The Secret Sessions… insightful and intimate speaker events across the Festival weekend featuring Joe White and special guests.

14.15 - 16.15 Saturday 17th

Columbia Mountain Running Session

Including the special insiders' UTMB stories and other astounding Ultra tales, films and top speakers from the world of international mountain running.

14.30 - 16.00 Saturday 17th

​Shauna Coxsey – High Hopes

Two Bouldering World Championships, the first British women to boulder 8B+, founder of an award-winning women's climbing event and an MBE all under the age of 25 underlines the ambition, talent, and determination of Britain's top female boulderer.

15.00 - 16.00 Saturday 17th

David Long - Heroes: Incredible True Stories of Courageous Animals (Children’s Literature)

For as long as there have been wars, animals have been out there saving lives.

15.00 - 16.00 Saturday 17th

Alfred Wainwright’s Mountain Guides •FREE FAMILY EVENT•

In this FREE 60 minute interactive session for families, explore how Alfred Wainwright produced his guidebooks. And you can create your own Wainwright illustrations too!

15.30 - 17.00 Saturday 17th

Tim Dee – Landfill & Groundwork

Acclaimed author and naturalist Tim presents these two wonderful books which are essential nature writing for our times.

15.30 - 17.00 Saturday 17th

Yvonne Reddick – Translating Mountains

Award-winning poet Yvonne Reddick shares her poetry about mountains, hiking and her father's sudden death in the Highlands.

16.00 - 17.00 Saturday 17th

Try Kayaking hosted by Lakeland Canoe Club

Welcome aboard the Kendal Mountain Festival kayaking practical session

16.00 - 17.30 Saturday 17th

The Secret Sessions 4

The Secret Sessions… insightful and intimate speaker events across the Festival weekend featuring Joe White and special guests.

16.30 - 17.30 Saturday 17th

Alastair Humphreys - Great Adventurers (Children’s Literature)

The incredible journeys undertaken by twenty of the most heroic and impressive adventurers who ever lived.

16.30 - 19.00 Saturday 17th

Lowe Alpine Adventure Journals

An afternoon of challenging adventure tales from around the globe, featuring explorers Pip Stewart, Adam Rolston and Ron Rutland, presented by Joe White.

16.45 - 18.30 Saturday 17th

Film premiere: Free Solo

Here it is; the film that everyone's been talking about. Kendal hosts the UK Premiere of Free Solo, the amazing story of Alex Honnold's solo ascent of Freerider on El Capitan.

17.00 - 18.00 Saturday 17th

Try Kayaking hosted by Lakeland Canoe Club

Welcome aboard the Kendal Mountain Festival kayaking practical session

17.30 - 19.00 Saturday 17th

Nature Connection: Finding words in wordless worlds

Join Abi Andrews, Jay Armstrong and Natasha Carthew in conversation with Claire Carter on Nature Connection; the words that connect the worlds, the writers and the readers.​

17.30 - 19.00 Saturday 17th

Travels and tours in Cumbria before the ‘Discovery’ of the Lakes

Christopher Donaldson and Ian Gregory explore some of the sensational stories and curious facts about early travellers in Cumberland and Westmorland from the period before the lakes became the Lakes.

19.30 - 21.00 Saturday 17th

Nick Bullock – Tides

Nick Bullock is a climber who lives in a small green van, flitting between Llanberis, Wales, and Chamonix in the French Alps.

19.30 - 22.30 Saturday 17th

Ortovox Snow Night

The best snowsports action, film and on-stage entertainment.

20.00 - 22.30 Saturday 17th

Berghaus Women in Adventure Session

Our Women in Adventure Session features stories to inspire and motivate everyone, male or female.

21.00 - 22.30 Saturday 17th

Festival Party - The Silent Disco

Don't be shy. Silent discos are downright fun. You're in your own world - dancing to music through wireless headphones. You control the volume. People are in awe of their awesomeness!

21.30 - 23.00 Saturday 17th

Film Awards Ceremony with Ed Byrne

Our 'Oscars' of mountain film, hosted by comedian Ed Byrne.

21.30 - 23.00 Saturday 17th

The Secret Sessions 5

The Secret Sessions… insightful and intimate speaker events across the Festival weekend featuring Joe White and special guests.

22.00 - 00.00 Saturday 17th

Festival Party - The Ceilidh

If you've ever been to a ceilidh, you'll know that it's impossible not to get involved and have the time of your life.

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