We open our Festival each year with a special community celebration on Thursday night. Meeting on Kendal's Fellside (outside the Rifleman's Arms) we host our very own ‘Alpine Descent’ down Captain French Lane complete with flag waving, cow bells and a live band! 

Once the procession has made it's way to the Brewery Arts Centre we hold short film screenings that are FREE and suitable for everyone. A brilliant and uplifting start to the Festival weekend.