To support communities and businesses affected during the floods of December 2015 the UK’s biggest Mountain Festival will be reaching out beyond its award-winning November event to create two free pop-up events this summer, set in the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District.
Framed by Cumbria’s most dramatic natural scenery as a backdrop, the ‘big screen’ will visit open-air locations in Grasmere and Ullswater where audiences can expect to be wowed by the best action adventure films from around the world framed by Cumbria’s most dramatic natural scenery as a backdrop. Each evening will also feature top speakers, live music, food and drink providing plenty of fun for all the family.
Funded and supported by the South Lakeland District Council, Eden District Council and the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership the events will be staged in Grasmere on June 24th and 25th, and Ullswater on July 23rd. A full line up of films, speakers and further information can be discovered by visiting www.kendalmountain-outdoorcinema.com
Clive Allen from Kendal Mountain Festival says, “We’re really excited as these events allow us to showcase the ‘best of the best’ films we love, plus bring along our top adventurers and entertainers. Why not make it a couple of days? Explore these stunning areas by day, then enjoy an evening of inspiration in the wonder of wild places and adventure.”
South Lakeland District Council’s portfolio holder for Culture, Arts and Events, Councillor Chris Hogg, said: “We are delighted to support Kendal Mountain Festival to bring this unique event to Grasmere, particularly to help support the community and businesses as they recover from December’s flooding. Kendal Mountain Festival has been hugely successful throughout the years and is recognized worldwide and really puts the area on the map. More importantly, the festival is a key part of the Adventure Capital tourism strategy and our festival portfolio which continues to grow and is vital to the local economy. It’s also a great inspiration to our local athletes and film-makers.’’
Locations: Grasmere, in the heart of the Lake District, is a picturesque village surrounded by spectacular fells and peaks. The natural beauty of the area has provided inspiration for painters, poets, writers and craftsmen and over two evenings. The shores of Ullswater then provide the framework for the second largest lake in the English Lake District and for many the most beautiful in the UK, running for approximately 9 miles in length. Both very fitting settings for the Kendal Mountain Festival to bring their award-winning combination of stunning films and unrivalled entertainment.