Fire up your imagination! Watch an incredible collection of short adventure films on the big screen, stories of human endurance and breathtaking environments.
Plus hear from the amazing Anna McNuff, joining the festival on stage. Anna is an endurance athlete, adventurer and mischief maker. She recently completed an incredible adventure running the distance of 100 marathons through Britain completely barefoot!
Named by The Guardian as one of the top female adventurers of our time, Anna has a capacity for feats of exceptional endurance, most of them solo, having previously run self-supported along New Zealand’s 3000km Te Araroa Trail.
Festival Director Steve Scott will present the evening and there’ll be prizes from the tour sponsors.
WHY? 'Awesome Saturday night out @kendalmountainfestival. Watched the most awe-inspiring, jaw-droppingly beautiful line up of short films and listened to the legend @annamcnuff talk about her South American travel tales. Always honest, inspiring, crazy and funny' @sweatybettyruns | Kingston, March 2019
£18 standard (£10 students and under 25 years)
The critically acclaimed idiot John-Luke Roberts returns to the road with another ridiculously long titled show this autumn.
In a brand-new hour of extraordinary daft-hearted comedy, expect to not know why you are laughing once more… even when he gives you the punchline first. Jokes about staring into the Nietzschean void, the stupid decisions of kings and how Pinocchio can save the world all might make appearances in this hour of absolute silliness. But then again, maybe they won't. Who knows what could happen!
WHY? 'Freewheeling escapism... A joy' ★★★★★ Fest Magazine
'A masterpiece... The show is exquisite, with every last element fine-tuned to perform its function' ★★★★★ One4Review
'An impeccably choreographed, giddily inventive, turbo-charged hour' ★★★★ The Telegraph
'A hit' ★★★★ The Times
'Killer gags... glorious idiocy' ★★★★ The Guardian
'Mind warping hour which follows through brilliantly on its own absurd logic... relentlessly funny' ★★★★ The List
Suitable for ages 16+ years
Marlon's a Jew. This didn't bother him much until he discovered that some people he knew didn't believe the Holocaust happened.
From 9/11 to shape-shifting lizards and Holocaust denial, this is a darkly comic tale of one man's journey through the conspiracy underworld.
WHY? ‘Shrewd, funny and important’ The Guardian
Age guidance 13+ years.
£14 (£12 conc)
The dance showcase returns for the 5th year, with a new model.
Three choreographers share new works and one returning headline artist presents a full length work. Curated by Charlie Dixon (4Motion Dance Theatre co and Charlie Dixon Dance).
Featuring work from Jacob Elliott Roberts, Beth Veitch, Annie Edwards and 4 Motion Dance Theatre.
Jacob Elliott Roberts - Green Mother
Based on an original short story ‘Gazing into the Mother’ which has been published alongside the performance.
Beth Veitch Dance - Waiting on it
In today’s culture of immediacy, waiting seems intolerable and yet a constant.
Annie Edwards - Solo (film)
Annie will be sharing her final year project, a beautiful film to a Frank Ocean soundtrack.
4MDT - Stranger
Six talented young dancers take influence from Netflix's Stranger Things.
WHY? A captivating evening of contemporary dance theatre that gives emerging artists a unique platform
£10 (£8 conc)
Mathematician-turned-world-slam-champion Harry Baker turns 10,000 days old, celebrating numbers, words and life itself.
Harry's love of language and logic has got him through literal marathons, seen him rap battle in front of Ice Cube, and now has him analysing the technical accuracy of So Solid Crew's 21 seconds. He's got 99 problems but maths ain't one.
WHY? 'Ferociously intelligent' ★★★★ Scotsman
It's 1959 and a stormy night forces a group of friends to run for shelter at their local diner.
They only have the wireless and their guitars for entertainment. The friends reminisce on their favourite songs from the 1950s. Featuring the music of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Bill Haley and many more, this is definitely a night to remember!
WHY? A journey back in time to celebrate the music of Rock and Roll!
Dir: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash 2020 | 86 mins, US
Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray. They are forced to re-evaluate their lives and how they feel about each other. Inspired by the film Force Majeure by Ruben Östlund.
WHY? Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell star in this biting comedy
£10.50 (£9.50 conc)
Special Ticket Offer
£9 (£8 conc) tickets when you book for three films at the same time. Offer excludes event cinema screenings. Offer applied in basket.
The Americana duo are travelling troubadours with a desire to build on foundations laid by their musical predecessors.
Alyssa and Doug Graham draw on American folk culture, experimenting further on their new record. Their music is inspired by journeys on rail, river and along Route 66. Doug's masterful resonator slide-work and harmonies fuel Alyssa's locomotive voice and driving guitar chords.
WHY? ‘Real emotive, powerful lyrics that make your hairs on your arms stick up’ Fatea Records
£14 (£12 conc)
The Improvised Doctor Who Parody is landing near you!
Travel anywhere in time and space with a live radiophonic workshop, incredible props & set and a collection of hilarious improv comedy performers. Travel on an adventure everyone can enjoy made entirely from your suggestions. Allons-y!
'Laughter so hard the seating shook' ★★★★★ One4Review
'A must see' ★★★★★ Scottish Field
'The Doctor would approve' ★★★★ BroadwayBaby
'A talented cast, sharp improv skills and a slick live soundscape' Recommended by the British Comedy Guide
'A splendid, inventive contagiously funny show [...] I’ll go again!' Jon Culshaw (Dead Ringers)
£13 (£11 conc)