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Kendal Mountain Festival is on-line
« on: October 11, 2020, 04:45:14 pm »
A date for the winter diary

The organisers have now decided to place the event totally on-line after deciding against a hybrid event.
As a volunteer for the festival I am now working with the organisers and others to finalise a programme for the evening.  It is shaping up really well and may offer some serious armchair relief for those unable to get out as much as they would like.  As I understand it special event software will be used to broadcast the session which will include a film, armchair chat and a guest speaker.  More details to follow.

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Re: Kendal Mountain Festival is on-line
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2020, 02:24:07 pm »
Hey folks,

Just wanted to update you all on the amazing line up we have for this year's event, which i believe will be one of the best so far. Which makes up for the fact that we cannot share it all together in each others company.

I don't know about you all but I'm looking forward to this as a means to escape the grimness of this lockdown and to enjoy some escapism and inspiration. Of course it isnt the same not being there to see it in person but I would encourage you nevertheless to support festivals like this in this really difficult time, because if we don't we simply won't be able to enjoy them again in the future if they go under.

Out line up this year is something quite special.

We have Sam Thompsons Ironstone film, detailing a group of New Zealand cavers who tried to find a way through the remote Ironstone cave system in the remote wilderness of New Zealand’s South Island. Both this project and this film are just amazing. The sort of caving one dreams of.

Petzl's Oliver Testa who makes a living full time from caving and exploring https://www.olivier-testa.com/ He will be giving us a mix of updates and short films from his exploits to the likes of Madagasgar, lucky sod!

and I am particularly thrilled to be sitting down with our very own, Di Arthurs, Holly Bradley, Fleur Loveridge and Adele Ward to discuss all things caving, cave expeditions, cave diving and digging both at home and abroad.

Get yer tickets here: https://player.kendalmountainfestival.com/programs/petzl-underground-session
 


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Re: Kendal Mountain Festival is on-line
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2020, 08:40:21 am »
I've been lucky enough to see the Ironstone film and it is a fantastic story very well filmed.  I'd highly recommend it.

I'm also keen to find out a little more about Testa - he sounds a fascinating guy.

I am a little worried about the third part of the event.  Will Steph, Di, Holly, Fleur and Adele find enough to talk about  ;) ;D

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Re: Kendal Mountain Festival is on-line
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2020, 09:53:40 am »
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Re: Kendal Mountain Festival is on-line
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2020, 08:53:47 pm »
Festival program - packed full of info and things to watch on these dark winter nights:

https://www.kendalmountainfestival.com/festival-programme/?fbclid=IwAR2kdVajlaw1sCnucuvLYbHRZ44i2Ym601Kq1VtzWElyDIBanBHyd893uhE

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Re: Kendal Mountain Festival is on-line
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2020, 03:02:37 pm »
Let us know if you're going? We should set up virtual watch parties online
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Re: Kendal Mountain Festival is on-line
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2020, 07:06:18 pm »
 :beer2:Yup deffo on for that.

Another amazing talk I meant to detail above is that Fleur Loveridge will be giving a talk about the caves of Myanmar  :clap2:
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Re: Kendal Mountain Festival is on-line
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2020, 08:29:12 pm »
Underground Session on right now  :bounce: :bounce:



...and a fab film showing, who doesn't like the words 'Digging like crazy'?  ;D ;D



Do consider treating yourself to a festival pass - or buying one as a Christmas present.  Films show until 30th Dec.  We have watched loads so far and there is an excellent variety - last night it was kayaking in Columbia and being uplifted by the film 'Kiss The Soil.  The Events industry has taken a particular hammering this year and KMF will appreciate all support  :thumbsup:

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Re: Kendal Mountain Festival is on-line
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2020, 09:39:21 pm »
The panel are doing an excellent job of portraying caving in a positive light.  Well done, Adele, Di, Fleur, Holly and Paul - top job!

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Re: Kendal Mountain Festival is on-line
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2020, 10:10:22 pm »
Super evening - thank you

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Re: Kendal Mountain Festival is on-line
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2020, 10:10:30 pm »
That was two hours of cracking entertainment... a really nice video, brilliant talk by Fleur, and a really entertaining panel discussion which couldn't have done a better job at portraying how awesome caving is. Well done to Fleur, Adele, Di and Holly!  ;D
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Re: Kendal Mountain Festival is on-line
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 12:05:20 pm »
What a fantastic evening.

A massive thank you to all our speakers who gave up their time to share their stories.

It was a great night for caving and thoroughly entertaining and informative.   :beer2:
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« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 12:35:36 pm »
Oh and don't forget if you missed it you can still watch it on demand.

https://player.kendalmountainfestival.com/programs/petzl-underground-session

It's a bargain for the price is it, but id really recommend buying a festival pass, as there is soooooo much great content and its amazing value for money.

Shannon Group, BPC, CDG

 

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