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

Sunday 18 November 2018

17.00 - 09.30 Friday 16th

Campervans - Friday & Saturday Night (Leisure Centre) *SOLD OUT*

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

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.

22.00 - 03.00 Saturday 17th



09.00 - 10.15 Sunday 18th

Dave MacLeod – The 24/8 Project

Dave MacLeod talks about his remarkable project to climb an 8A boulder problem, an 8a sport route, an E8 trad route, a winter route graded VIII 8, plus eight Munros - inside 24 hours.

09.00 - 11.00 Sunday 18th

Collection 9 – Climb

From childhood to olympian, from 8A to 8a to E8 to 8 Munroes, climbing is at our core; come celebrate the vertical.

09.00 - 11.00 Sunday 18th

Collection 8 – Spark

Fire up, cause chaos, keep shooting in the dark. Be a bright idea, be your own ignition, but listen, try to listen.

09.00 - 11.00 Sunday 18th

Collection 10 – Mountain

Summit for joy, for age, for realisation, for relief, for political recognition, to look back.

09.30 - 11.00 Sunday 18th

This Girl Did: Dorothy Wordsworth & Women Mountaineers

Join us for the premier of the short film and a wonderful account of the project This Girl Did: Dorothy Wordsworth and Women’s Mountaineering which documents a reimagining of Dorothy Wordworth’s pioneering ascent of Scafell on 7th October 1818.

09.30 - 12.00 Sunday 18th

Alpkit Outdoor Swimming Session

Join us on Sunday for an exhilarating morning of swimming tales from cold Scottish seas, the therapeutic Cornish coast and through the waters of the Lake District...

10.30 - 12.00 Sunday 18th

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.​

10.30 - 12.00 Sunday 18th

Jonny Muir - The Mountains Are Calling

Join Jonny for a running journey over Scottish Mountains and it's wild landscape

10.30 - 12.00 Sunday 18th

Aileen Harvey – The Shape of a Place: Walking, Art and the Landscape

Aileen Harvey is an artist whose work focuses on the experience of place.

11.00 - 12.45 Sunday 18th

BMC TV Breakfast Club with Niall Grimes

Supercharge your Sunday with Niall Grimes: climber, storyteller and mischief-maker. Features BMC TV films, star climbers and much fooling around.

11.30 - 13.30 Sunday 18th

Collection 3 - Discover

Find lines between couloirs, find a landscape in a history box, discover yourself in another, experiment with expression on just a single ice sheet.

11.30 - 13.30 Sunday 18th

Collection 1 - Journey

Chase a golf ball across the wilderness, chase a frog through Cumbria, close a chapter through adventure, choose to journey where you shouldn't.

11.30 - 13.30 Sunday 18th

Mountain Equipment High Mountain Session

Join host Stephen Venables with Tom Livingstone, Chantel Astorga, Nick Bullock and Rick Allen for an insight into the world of climbing on the world’s highest mountains.

11.30 - 13.30 Sunday 18th

Snow Film Special featuring HOJI - The Movie

A snowsports double-header featuring a Special Screening of HOJI, the latest from Matchstick Productions about ski legend Eric 'Hoji' Hjorleifson who will be with us in person, all the way from Canada.

Read more Brewery Arts Centre - Screen 2

Free with valid Sun film pass or £5.00 for session Buy Tickets
11.30 - 13.30 Sunday 18th

Collection 2 - Imagine

Ride a bike out on to ice, define yourself a new future, play big with your kids, imagine if your world was under water...

11.30 - 13.30 Sunday 18th

Collection 17 – Snow

The steep, the deep, the finest champagne powder - get out and ride...

12.30 - 13.30 Sunday 18th

Tom Palmer - Armistice Runner (Children’s Literature)

Lily has lots of worries. She’s struggling to compete in her fell-running races and, worse, she’s losing her gran to Alzheimer’s.

12.30 - 14.00 Sunday 18th

Mark Cocker – Our Place: Can We Save British Nature Before it is Too Late?

A radical examination of Britain's relationship with the land, by one of our greatest nature writers.

12.30 - 14.00 Sunday 18th

Tales from The Alpine Club

The Alpine Club pulls a few strings, and brings to Kendal an exciting new session including those 'bad boys' of British alpinism, the Burgess twins.

12.30 - 14.00 Sunday 18th

Entwined Lines: Art & Climbing

A performance by artist Paul Evans and poet Mark Goodwin exploring climbing and art as entwined forms of movement.

13.00 - 14.30 Sunday 18th

Tanya Shadrick – Wild Woman Swimming: A Journal of Westcountry Waters

Join Tanya to discover the life and writing of the late Lynne Roper, a visionary wild swimmer whose diaries are a celebration of the close-knit communities that form wherever strangers meet to swim together.

14.00 - 15.00 Sunday 18th
14.00 - 16.00 Sunday 18th

Collection 4 - Fight

Fight to find time outside the day job, fight to save your outside, fight to find yourself, fight for elements, not against them.

14.00 - 16.00 Sunday 18th

Collection 7 – Connect

Shock yourself with the cold truth, see a view to the moon, play with sound and silence, make friends, find company, connect to the unexpected.

14.00 - 16.00 Sunday 18th

Collection 15 – Suffer

Get deep, go far, grit your teeth and smile!

14.00 - 16.00 Sunday 18th

Collection 5 - Create

Use endurance and grace as art and adventure, sail out into a lucid world of ice in your own boat, create a future, create a community.

14.00 - 16.00 Sunday 18th

Special Screening: The Dawn Wall

​In January 2015, American climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to free-climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot route on El Capitan, Yosemite.

14.00 - 15.30 Sunday 18th

The Great Gift of Freedom with Sir Chris Bonington

In partnership with the National Trust and the Fell & Rock Climbing Club, Kendal Mountain Festival presents a unique event about the Great Gift War Memorial.

14.30 - 16.00 Sunday 18th

Mick Fowler – No Easy Way – BOOK LAUNCH

Mick Fowler has been a leading figure in the climbing world for 40 years.

14.30 - 16.00 Sunday 18th

Max Leonard – Higher Calling

Why do road cyclists go to the mountains? What is it about the high peaks that inspires us and why do we love something so hard?

14.30 - 16.00 Sunday 18th

Waymaking – Book Launch

Waymaking is an anthology of prose, poetry and artwork by women who are inspired by wild places, adventure and landscape.

16.30 - 18.00 Sunday 18th

Raynor Winn – The Salt Path

The true story of the couple who lost everything and embarked on a journey not of escape but salvation.

16.30 - 19.30 Sunday 18th

Best of Kendal Afternoon

Featuring a selection of 2018 winning films, screening over 6 venues in Kendal.

16.30 - 18.00 Sunday 18th

Cameron McNeish – There’s Always The Hills

Award-winning mountaineering writer and television presenter Cameron McNeish reflects on a life dedicated to mountaineering, hill-walking and long distance backpacking.

17.00 - 19.00 Sunday 18th

Special Screening: Free Solo

Here it is; the film that everyone's been talking about! Due to the sell-out success of the Saturday screening, we have been given the OK for our audience to get another chance to see 'Free Solo' - on the BIG screen on Sunday....

19.00 - 22.00 Sunday 18th

Best of Kendal - Rheged

Our annual pilgrimage to the North Lakes!

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20.00 - 22.00 Sunday 18th

Special Screening: The Dawn Wall

​In January 2015, American climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to free-climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot route on El Capitan, Yosemite.

20.00 - 23.00 Sunday 18th

Best of Kendal Evening

Featuring a selection of the 2018 award winning films, screening over 6 venues in Kendal.

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