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 presenting partner Fjällräven will welcome audiences to each event

There will be plenty of chances to win prizes from Fjällräven and support partners Yeti, Fatmap Mountain Equipment, Explore South Lakeland 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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