Norwich and Coventry have mountain adventures this weekend!

The Kendal Mountain Tour brings its film and adventure nights to Coventry and Norwich this weekend. Get your shot of the mountains here!

Inspirational ultra-runner and diversity activist to speak out in Coventry

An inspirational long-distance runner is visiting Coventry to talk about her journey and her campaign mission.

Sabrina Pace-Humphreys has competed in some of the toughest ultra races, including the infamous Marathon Des Sables through the Sahara Desert, becoming the 13th British woman to cross the finish line.

The extraordinary 42-year-old mother and grandmother who started running after the birth of her fourth child to lose weight and manage her mental health, speaks as part of the Kendal Mountain Festival UK Tour. Having traveled the world for the love of her sport, she wanted others to discover its benefits. Shocked by the murder of black runner Ahmaud Arbery in the United States and inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Pace-Humphreys co-founded Black Trail Runners, a community for black people who want to experience trail running.

“The outdoors is a place of rejuvenation, a place where you are one with nature,” says Pace-Humphreys. “But visible and invisible barriers exist for people of color. It is so important that these walls be broken down and that access to the outside be opened up to more diverse communities. Representation in these spaces is crucial.

Pace-Humphreys will perform at the Albany Theaters on May 20. Tickets are available on the tour website kendalmountaintour.com/tickets or by calling the Albany Theater box office on: 024 7699 8964

Bold adventure filmmaker to speak in Norwich

Thousand-foot vertical drops? Tarantulas and snakes? Hidden cracks? It’s all about adventure filmmaker and photographer Matt Pycroft’s day job.

Pycroft, who specializes in working in remote and hostile environments, is visiting Norwich to talk about his exploits in some of the world’s toughest places. Speaking as part of the Kendal Mountain Festival UK tour, he will share the joys and occasional moments of dread that make up the life of an adventure cameraman.

The Sheffield-based filmmaker has traveled to some of the most remote and inhospitable places in the world to cover expeditions, often accompanying famed climber Leo Houlding. From Mount Asgard on Baffin Island in the Arctic to Mount Roraima in the depths of the Amazon jungle, each expedition posed its own challenges to not only capture high-quality video footage, but also to stay safe and survive. . “Things don’t always go as planned,” as Pycroft puts it ironically.

Pycroft will speak at UEA Lt1 on Saturday, May 21. Tickets are available via https://www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk/contact/ or by emailing UEA Lt1 at [email protected]

Can’t make them? Here is the rest of the Tour:

  • Whitehaven: Sunday, May 22
  • Whitley Bay: Friday, June 3
  • Nottingham: Wednesday 15 June
  • Exeter: Thursday 16 June
  • Llanelli: Friday, June 17
  • Canterbury: Wednesday 22 June
  • Brighton: Thursday 23 June
  • Kings Lynn: June 24
  • Kendal: Wednesday, June 29

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