Kendal Mountain Festival 2018

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Kendal Mountain Festival
Kendal Mountain Festival

Kendal Mountain Festival at Brewery Arts Centre, Cumbria, 15–18 November 2018 - Book now

Kendal Mountain Festival is the leading social for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages living in the UK. Over the last 17 years, the festival has grown in size and diversity and has won numerous awards including Visit England’s  Tourism Event of the Year. Every November thousands of adventure seekers gather to share outdoor experiences and celebrate the very best in outdoor and adventure sport culture. The clever folk at Kendal Mountain Festival have programmed a corker of a range of events – could this be the festival’s best year yet?

This annual film and literature festival now attracts thousands of outdoor enthusiasts each year to “share adventures and celebrate the very best in outdoor and adventure sports culture”. Highlights at the festival this year include the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature and the ever popular Kendal Mountain Film Academy.

The coveted Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature is awarded annually at the festival to recognise an outstanding literary work which has made a substantial contribution to mountain literature. This year the prize will be awarded on Friday 16th November.

There will also be the opportunity to bring stories of adventure and exploration to life by learning the fundamentals of filmmaking from industry experts, storytellers and professional tutors at the Kendal Mountain Film Academy workshops. The ‘Film Summit’, which is supported by Channel 4, will welcome industry professionals to deliver an insightful programme of debate and presentations.

There will also be photography exhibitions, workshops, numerous competitions, active sports events and youth engagement in Film Active.

Film Active is Kendal Mountain Festival’s youth film programme which seeks to recognise young people’s contribution to film. Film Active provides a unique stage for young people to showcase their outdoor filmmaking skills to the best bods in the industry – plus there could be an award in it to boot.

Other highlights include art exhibitions and the legendary jam-packed ‘Specialist Sessions’ – Climb, Bike, Snowsports, Endurance Sports, Underground (Cave), Adventure & Exploration, and new for this year – Outdoor Swimming.

Growing in popularity year on year, Kendal Mountain Festival should be top of the list for lovers of the great outdoors and avid explorers everywhere.

Kendal Mountain Festival at Brewery Arts Centre, Cumbria

15–18 November 2018