Thursday 23 April 2020 at 19:30 - 22:00
The Albany Theatre
Kendal Mountain Festival Tour 2020 Coventry
Fire up your imagination with a thrilling night of adventure.
Watch a stunning collection of outdoor films on the big screen, stories of human endurance and breathtaking environments.
Plus hear from TV Presenter, Adventurer, Explorer and Naturalist - Dwayne Fields FRGS. Dwayne has spent the last decade of his life taking on challenges around the world, whether it's trekking to the Magnetic North Pole, circumnavigating his country of birth (Jamaica) by Sea Kayak, walking across the Sinai desert, or walking the length of Britain (Dunnet Head to Lizzard Point) it's always been for the same reason, to inspire and encourage more people to take on a life of adventure and to view the world around them as a place to be explored and not taken for granted.
Born in Jamaica, Dwayne came to the UK at the age of six. His formative years in the UK were in inner city London and, wrapped up in the world of street gangs, he became a victim of both knife and gun crime. After a life threatening incident Dwayne made the decision to change his life… forever.
As a child in wild Jamaica, Dwayne loved nature and wildlife and wanted to reconnect to his early life in the forests and hilltops of Jamaica.
So in 2010, Dwayne set himself his first of many challenges, becoming the first black Briton to walk over 400 miles to the magnetic North Pole. On his return he was invited to Buckingham Palace, joining other polar explorers and adventurers and at a reception to mark the centenary of Scott’s expedition to the South Pole.
Since then his life has become richer, living a life of adventure and exploration, Inspiring young people nationwide to explore the ‘great outdoors’ – wherever that may be.
As a consequence Dwayne has been awarded the City of London’s highest honour, The Freedom of the City of London’ by the Lord Mayor, for his work with young people.
As a naturalist Dwayne also appeared on BBC’s ‘SpringWatch Unsprung’ with Chris Packham, where he explored the wonders of the British Countryside.
Dwayne is an Ambassador of The UK Scouting Association, he is a also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and in 2018 he was awarded the 'Geographical Award' by its Director Prof Joe Smith for empowering young people to explore the world.
The evening will be presented by one of the Festival's presenting team and there will be fantastic prizes from our Festival partners.
This event is taking place at: The Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry, CV5 6JQ
With thanks to our Tour Presenting Partner:
And our tour partners Mountain Equipment, Fatmap, Yeti, Explore South Lakeland and Pala Eyewear.