Leading names from the world of adventure confirmed for the Kendal Mountain Festival Film & Speaker 2020 Tour

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Kendal Mountain Festival is expanding its popular UK Tour to 40 dates, including – for the first time – several venues in Ireland.

Adventure lovers will thrill to an exciting evening filled with tales of daring, celebrating the great outdoors. Alongside a selection of the world’s best adventure films, each tour date features top speakers with headliners including Jenny Graham, the fastest women to cycle round the world; Jason Mallinson, a member of the famous diving team who rescued 12 Thai schoolboys from a flooded cave; endurance athlete Anna McNuff, who ran 4,000km across Britain completely barefoot; and top British alpinist Tom Livingstone.

Each event is hosted by a member of the Festival presenting team, providing exclusive behind-the-scenes insights into the world of adventure filmmaking. Tour sponsors Fjällräven will welcome audiences to each event, and there will be plenty of chances to win prizes from Fjällräven and support sponsors Mountain Equipment and Pala Eyewear.

When and where?

The Festival will be visiting venues across the UK before returning home to Kendal in the

Lake District for its final show.

North Tyneside | Playhouse Whitley Bay | 6th February

Harrogate | Ashville College | 7th February

Nottingham | The Broadway | Film Only | 9th February

Caernarfon | Galeri | 13th February

Llanelli | Theatre Sir Gar | 14th February

Cardiff | The Chapter | 15th February

Pontardawe | Pontardawe Arts Centre | Film Only | 29th February

Manchester, Sale | Waterside Arts | 5th March

Hackney, London | Rio Cinema | 11th March

Maidenhead | Norden Farm | 12th March

Kingston Upon Thames | Michael Frayn Theatre | 14th March

Lincoln | New Theatre Royal | 19th March

Norwich | UAE Lecture Theatre, | 20th March

Coventry | The Albany Theatre | 23rd April

Deptford, London | The Albany | 24th April

Canterbury | The Gulbenkian | 25th April

Penrith | Rheged | 30th April

Glasgow | Drygate | 7th May

St Andrews | The Byre | 8th May

Banchory | The Barn | 9th May

Inverness | Eden Court | 10th May

Salisbury | Salisbury Arts Centre | 14th May

Exeter | Corn Exchange | 15th May

Birmingham | MAC | 16th May

Brighton | The Old Market | 4th June

Bath | Komedia | 5th June

Bristol | Tobacco Factory | 6th June

Oxford | The North Wall | 11th June

Kings Lynn | Guildhall | 12th June

Nottingham | The Broadway | 17th June

Sheffield | The Foundry | 18th June

Kendal | Brewery Arts Centre | 19th June

* Our Irish Tour dates will be announced soon

Kendal Mountain Festival Tour Manager Anna Blakeley says:

“We are delighted to be returning with an extended tour in 2020. These events allow us to

take the best of the Festival on the road to new audiences across the UK.”

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