Kendal Mountain Festival 2023 - PLAYHOUSE Whitely Bay

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Kendal Mountain Tour 2023


  • Date: Friday 2nd June 2023
  • Time: 7.30pm

Unleash your wild side… 

Join us for an evening celebrating adventure from some of the most spectacular places on earth, brought to you by the world's biggest mountain Festival - Kendal Mountain Festival. 

A chance to watch a selection of award-winning films from high altitude adventure to cinematically beautiful tales showcasing wilderness and adventure travel from across the globe. Each film will be introduced by the Kendal Mountain Festival team. 

The Guest Speaker: 

We will also welcome an incredible guest speaker to the stage - Jasmine Harrison. Jasmine is a record breaking LEJOG swimmer and the youngest solo female to row the Atlantic. She’ll be sharing the story of becoming the first female to swim the full length of the UK on her 900-mile, 110-day Land's End to John O'Groats swim. Alongside this incredible tale, also hear how Jasmine became the youngest solo female to row the Atlantic in 2021.

We’ll also be joined on stage by community group Surf Yonder to share tales from their journey to support and nurture a growing community of female surfers.

The Films:

Expect exhilarating and moving tales from those creating waves in the worlds of running, mountain biking, skiing, mountaineering, and regenerative farming. These are this year's Tour films…

Write your Line

3’ France

As a kid, Ben dreams of reaching the level of his favourite athletes, who have become legends today. During his ski descent, he finds himself sharing his ride with the greatest. This descent will go viral on the internet, provoking the craze of future generations, all curious to see such a sharing.

Digging For Answers

7’ USA

Jackson Hole Bike Park's Deepest Darkest trail proves universal design makes better trails for everyone. Inspired by their mutual connection to Pierre Bergman, whose life was forever changed due to a biking injury, they created a universal trail design that not only brings flow, speed, and excitement to adaptive and non-adaptive riders alike but also strengthens the bond within the biking community.


29’ New Zealand

A quest to enchain New Zealand’s 24 highest mountains above 3000 metres in a continuous 31-day push. A trans-alpine journey, from west coast jungle to high-alpine summits, traversing some of New Zealand’s most dramatic landscapes. But with the clock ticking down, fatigue mounting and storms arriving, would they be able to complete the project before their time, weather & luck ran out?

The Water Holds Me / The Water Binds Us

2’ UK

Based on the stories of women who dip, dive and swim in rivers, lakes and seas, the film celebrates the power of water to wash away pain and fear and restore and revive our relationships with the natural world and each other.

Free to Run

31’ USA

Follow ultra runner and human right lawyer Stephanie Case as she trains for the 450km Tor Des Glaciers and her work advocating for Afghan women through the Free to Run organisation.

The Farm Under The City

10’ UK

Luke Ellis is a builder-turned-farmer who has set up an innovative new business in the heart of Sheffield’s industrial quarter. His ‘Leaf + Shoot’ is an underground vertical bioponic farm built in a disused spring factor, a closed loop system that takes the food waste from local restaurants, cafés and businesses and uses organic cycling methods to grow micro-herbs and vegetables beneath the streets of Sheffield. Follow Luke on his inspirational journey to revolutionise the way we all think about urban farming.

Running the New York City Marathon at Age Eighty-Six

7’ USA

Ginette is 86-years-old. She ran her first marathon at age 69 and runs ten miles every day. In 2019 she ran her seventeenth New York City Marathon. “It’s nice to be the oldest, because there’s no more competition,” she says. We are honoured to be screening this vibrant and uplifting film made by The New Yorker, which inspires us all just to keep moving. 

Please note some film programmes are bespoke and therefore subject to change.

  • Date: Friday 2nd June 2023
  • Time: 7.30pm
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