Adventure films in magnificent mountain settings
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.
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.
Some kind words from festival goers!
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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.