The organisers of the Kendal Mountain Festival have announced that they will be adding a summer event this July, in addition to the long-established festival itself which takes place in November.
Kendal Mountain Festival – On The Edge takes place on 26-27 July in Langdale, in the heart of the Lake District. In partnership with The National Trust and based at the Sticklebarn venue, KMF On The Edge will present an outstanding programme of films, guest speakers plus live music and great food.
A central theme will explore technology in the wilderness and how there’s no need to ‘ditch your device’. There will also be guided walks and outdoor activities with National Trust Rangers and selected providers.
With plenty of camping and accommodation close by, the Festival promises to be popular, although with limited space at the venue the organisers are advising people to book early.
“Outside of our annual film tour, this is the first time we’ve organised a fringe event – hence On the Edge”, says KMF director Clive Allen. “We want it to reflect everything that people associate with Kendal Mountain Festival – the great social atmosphere, brilliant films, and inspirational speakers – but we’re intending to keep it fairly compact.”
One of the major attractions will be the choice of films being screened. “Each November we show the best films from the year, but at an event like this we can delve into our back catalogue and screen our all-time favourites plus we’ll add a few new surprises in there too!”, says Allen. “It’s going to be great – the Best of the Best in a truly iconic Lake District setting!”
Dates for Kendal Mountain Festival On The Edge are 26-27 July 2014, with details – including yet-to-be-announced speakers – online at mountainfest.co.uk.