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Brewery Arts Centre - Malt Room

A mute-purpose space which will host all out Literature events this year , the Boardman Tasker event and the famous Kendal Mountain Festival Party. There will be no parking availability at The Brewery over the Mountain Festival weekend, we advise that you find alternative parking if you are attending the event. Should you require more information on this please do not hesitate in contacting us.

Enter the Brewery Arts Centre, walk past the Box Office and head under the arch then take a left up the short flight of stairs and continue straight ahead.

Brewery Arts Centre - Malt Room Events

13.00 - 17.45 Friday 16th

The Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature

Join us as we announce the winner of the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature 2018.

19.00 - 20.30 Friday 16th

Nadir Khan – Extreme Scotland - BOOK LAUNCH

In Extreme Scotland, Nadir takes us on a jaw-dropping tour through Scotland’s epic mountain landscape.

21.00 - 22.30 Friday 16th

Brendan Leonard: Do What You Think You Can’t, In 226,000 Simple Steps

Writer, filmmaker, runner, climber and outdoor funny man Brendan Leonard reckons we all need to spend more time doing things we love, while remembering to laugh at ourselves.

9.30 - 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...

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.

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...

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.

17.30 - 19.00 Saturday 17th

Nature Connection: Finding words in wordless worlds

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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