Adventure films in magnificent mountain settings
friday 24th & saturday 25th june 2016
broadgate meadow, grasmere, cumbria
Join us this June in Grasmere for two evenings under the stars, watching award-winning adventure films curated by Kendal Mountain Festival on the big screen.
Gates will open at 5pm each evening with locally sourced food and drink available while you chill out and find your space on the field.
The evening programme will commence from around 6pm and will finish no later than 11pm. We will not be revealing the exact film programme until the night but rest assured they will be a great selection of our favourite adventure films from all over the world. The films we will be showing in the earlier part of the evening are slightly more family focussed. There will be a couple of intervals during the evening as well where Cumbrian band Scrogan's Run will be providing light musical entertainment in our big marquee.
Neil Gresham is one of Britain's most well known all-round climbers, equally at home on summer rock or winter ice. His particular enthusiasms includes deep-water soloing, climbing without a rope above deep water, and his exploits have taken him to destinations such as Sweden, Brazil, Mongolia, Cuba, Vietnam, China and Colombia in search of new rock. Neil is also the UK's most experienced climbing coach. He is the training columnist for Climber magazine and Rock & Ice magazine, and has been involved in regular coaching and personalised training since 1993.
Ash is a British adventurer and explorer, named UK Adventurer Of The Year in 2015. He became the first person ever to walk across Mongolia solo and unsupported in 2014, covering 1,500 miles in 78 days and knocking 22 days off his predicted time. The following year Ash was the first to complete a 1,600-mile traverse from south to the north of Madagascar, after beating malaria and dodging crocodiles during a 155-day journey. Ash has been invited to 10 Downing Street on two occasions after his feats, and was named by FHM as “one of the world’s most fearless outdoors men”.
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.
We believe that watching outdoor cinema is the perfect way to spend an evening with friends and family. Upon arrival you will be greeted by the stunning grounds of Broadgate Meadows in the heart of this delightful Lake District village. We suggest that you set up your spot on the lawn in front of the screen and take time to relax, have a drink and a picnic before the evening gets underway. There will be local suppliers with food and drink to purchase, a fully stocked bar and live music to enjoy alongside family friendly activities.
Then sit back and enjoy the atmosphere until our guest speakers take to the stage. Neil Gresham (on Friday) and Ash Dykes (on Saturday) will inspire, inform and wow you with their adventures and insight into the world of big expeditions.
The main film programme will then get underway on the big screen - two hours showcasing the very best of outdoor filmmaking under the stars.
On the Saturday night we will also be running a Family Friendly film programme for the younger audience before the main programme. We firmly believe that we need to continue to inspire the next generation of adventurers and wilderness lovers and our especially selected films do just that with their eye popping action and inspirational themes. Grown ups will love them too!
So come ‘Share the Adventure’ with us; explore Grasmere and Rydal by day, and come evening - enjoy an evening with like-minded people and celebrate the wonder of wild places and adventure.
One of the primary aims of the event is to encourage people to come and enjoy the fantastic local hospitality. There are numerous local accommodation options both in Grasmere and the surrounding villages and around Ullswater - useful websites are:
Lake District National Park - Where to Stay