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  1. Thursday 16th November
  2. Friday 17th November
  3. Saturday 18th November
  4. Sunday 19th November

Upcoming Events

13.00 - 17.45 Friday 17th

The Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature

Join us as we announce the winner of the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature 2017.

19.00 - 21.00 Friday 17th

Karen Lloyd - The Blackbird Diaries •BOOK LAUNCH•

Join us to for the launch of local author Karen Lloyd's second book 'The Blackbird Diaries'

19.30 - 21.00 Friday 17th

Emma Henderson - The Valentine House

Emma Henderson's entrancing novel about a young French girl and the English family who invade her Alpine village and her life.

21.00 - 22.00 Friday 17th

Tom Musgrove and Simon Bray - The Edges of these Isles

​Artist Tom Musgrove and photographer Simon Bray talk about their collaboration depicting seven landscape locations from across the British Isles using their respective mediums. Their pieces will exhibited at the venue.

09.30 - 11.00 Saturday 18th

Dr. Fiona Edmonds - Mountain names and myths in Medieval Cumbria

Who named Cumbria’s Mountains? And what was the significance of this world-famous landscape in the past?

09.30 - 11.00 Saturday 18th

Richard Hamblyn - Clouds - Nature and Culture

Do you want to know everything about the Clouds above?

11.30 - 13.00 Saturday 18th

Harvey Wilkinson - ​Big Rocks: Culture and the Lake Districts climbing landscape.

What is a cultural landscape and how does climbing history and bouldering venues such as The Bowder Stone reflect our changing attitude to nature?

11.30 - 13.00 Saturday 18th

Bodies of Water and Stone: Poetry from Elizabeth Jane Burnett and Polly Atkin

Join us to hear from two poets sharing work from their debut collections, and the landscapes that inspired them, introduced by award-winning-poet, runner and climber Helen Mort.

12.00 - 13.30 Saturday 18th

Sir Chris Bonington - Ascent - A Life spent climbing on the edge

Mountaineering legend and icon Sir Chris Bonington examines his life and share tales of triumph and tragedy. A truly inspirational journey.

13.30 - 15.00 Saturday 18th

Judith Matloff - The War is in the Mountains

Join veteran war correspondent Judith Matloff as she travels to remote mountain communities across the globe, from Afghanistan to Colombia and from Chechnya to Kashmir, to investigate why so many conflicts occur at great heights.

13.30 - 15.00 Saturday 18th

Jim Crumley - The Nature of Winter

Venture with Scottish nature writer Jim Crumley into our countryside and experience firsthand the chaos and the quiet solitude of nature’s rest period.

15.30 - 17.00 Saturday 18th

Christopher Somerville - The January Man

Over the hills and along the byways of the British Isles, Times columnist and author Christopher Somerville shares his story of a year of walks describing the history, wildlife, changing landscapes and people he passes and reflects upon his childhood and the relationship...

15.30 - 17.00 Saturday 18th

Bernadette McDonald - Art of Freedom -The Life and Times of Voytek Kurtyka

Join award winning author Bernadette McDonald as she examines the life of one of the greatest alpinists of our time, Voytek Kurtyka.

17.30 - 19.00 Saturday 18th

Imaginary Mountains - Why Mountains Capture Our Minds

A lively and fun panel discussion connecting the audience to imaginary mountains.

19.30 - 22.00 Saturday 18th

Spoken Word and a Pint

Grab a drink from the bar and settle down for some serious literary revelry!

10.30 - 12.00 Sunday 19th

Ed Douglas - The Magician’s Glass

Award-winning writer Ed Douglas discusses his collection of eight recent essays on some of the biggest stories and best-known personalities in the world of climbing.

10.30 - 12.00 Sunday 19th

Ashley Cooper - Images from a warming planet - TICKETS ON SALE SOON

​Join Ashley, an award winning environmental photographer, as he shares his tales of his travels to every continent on the planet to document the impacts of climate change and the rise of renewable energy.

12.30 - 14.00 Sunday 19th

Hugh Warwick - Linescapes: Remapping and Reconnecting Britain’s Fragmented Wildlife

It is rare to find a landscape untouched by our lines – the hedges, walls, ditches and dykes built to enclose and separate; and the green lanes, roads, canals, railways and power lines, designed to connect. Join Hugh Warwick as he talks about our...

14.30 - 16.00 Sunday 19th

Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent - The Land of the Dawn Lit Mountains

Join Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent on her thrilling and dangerous solo adventure through Arunachal Pradesh, one of the world's least explored places.

14.30 - 16.00 Sunday 19th

BLACK ROCK: From climbing to performance

Join us for a film showing and exciting panel discussion of 'Black Rock', a Kendal Mountain Festival commissioned digital performance translating the experience of rock climbing to an audience on the ground.

14.30 - 16.00 Sunday 19th

Veronica Della Dora - Mountain - Nature and Culture

​In this compelling journey through peaks both real and imaginary, Veronica Della Dora, explores how the history of mountains is deeply interlaced with cultural values and aesthetic tastes, with religious beliefs and scientific practices.

16.30 - 18.00 Sunday 19th

Nick Hunt - Where the Wild Winds Are

Join Nick Hunt as he talks about his new book 'Where The Wild Winds Are' and how he walked the invisible pathways of four of Europe's local winds to explore how these unseen powers affect the countries and cultures of Europe.

16.30 - 18.00 Sunday 19th

Tanya Shadrick - Watermarks

Dive in with Tanya Shadrick and immerse yourselves with prose and poetry celebrating the life aquatic.

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