Adventure films in magnificent mountain settings

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friday 24th & saturday 25th june 2016
broadgate meadow, grasmere, cumbria

 

Kendal Mountain Festival’s new Outdoor Cinema entertained over 1,000 visitors in Grasmere.

 

 

The events, held over the Friday and Saturday evenings, featured top adventure film screenings plus speakers, live music, food and drink and plenty of family fun. Top British climber Neil Gresham, who spoke on the Friday night, called it a “a breathtakingly beautiful event” and with good weather and Cumbria’s most dramatic natural scenery as a backdrop, audiences certainly revelled in the experience.

Attractions included sets from local musicians Scrogan’s Run and Evie Plumb, lectures from Neil Gresham plus UK Adventurer of The Year Ash Dykes, and of course a programme of the best action adventure films from around the world.

 
Scrogans Run

Scrogans Run

Ash Dykes

Ash Dykes

Neil Gresham

Neil Gresham

Festival goers listening to Ash Dykes

Festival goers listening to Ash Dykes

 

The free events are funded and supported by South Lakeland District Council, Eden District Council and the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership to support communities and businesses affected during the floods last December, and a further Outdoor Cinema is planned for Ullswater on 23 July. Research revealed many visitors had travelled to the area specifically for the Grasmere events, with many people staying over and attending both nights.

 
 
We are delighted to support Kendal Mountain Festival in these unique events, particularly to help support the community and businesses as they recover from December’s flooding. Kendal Mountain Festival has been hugely successful throughout the years and is recognised worldwide and really puts the area on the map. More importantly, the festival is a key part of the Adventure Capital tourism strategy and our festival portfolio which continues to grow and is vital to the local economy. It’s also a great inspiration to our local athletes and film-makers.
— South Lakeland District Council’s portfolio holder for Culture, Arts and Events, Councillor Chris Hogg
 
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Some kind words from festival goers!

Loved the whole event, small and intimate with great music and excellent films.
We loved the variety - short punchy slots from speakers and musicians and the films were fab. We could have stayed longer!
I really liked the whole idea of the evening - it felt very community spirited and there was great food and a good mix of entertainment.
There was a great atmosphere and plenty to keep the whole family entertained. The experience really enriched our weekend away. Everyone was warm and friendly and we saw some amazing films which inspired us all. Thank you!
The food variety was great. Speaker too... Didn’t need his props and other visuals. Music was superb and the films were the icing on top! A brilliant evening and really quality family time. The children want to go again!

 

GRASMERE GUIDE

Download your guide to Grasmere here for where to eat & drink, where to explore and fun things to do in the area!

Grasmere, in the heart of the Lake District, is a picturesque village surrounded by spectacular fells and peaks. With the rugged peak of Helm Crag (locally known as ‘the Lion and the Lamb’) rising above; this small village is the quintessential image of romantic Lakeland, with its hamlets and farmsteads, woodlands and meadows fringing the lakes of Grasmere and Rydal Water.

The natural beauty of the area has provided inspiration for painters, poets, writers and craftsmen for years and Kendal Mountain Festival is delighted to be bringing its combination of award winning films that explore adventure, mountains, wilderness and their cultures to such an inspirational setting.

 

the location

Broadgate Meadows
Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9TA