IT’S the home of mint cake but Kendal will be overrun by adventurers tomorrow looking for a different kind of soul food in the form of mountain films.
The Kendal Mountain Film Festival or KMF, starts tomorrow evening and carries on until Sunday night giving us all an opportunity to get up there and take in some of the best in mountain culture.
The beauty of the festival is it is spread in different locations over the town, all of which are in easy walking distance of each other. So visitors can watch a film in the Brewery Arts Centre or stroll to the Town Hall or the Parish Hall or the Dojo, Kendal College, K Village or the Shakespeare Centre.
Check out a town centre map of Kendal here
The hard part will be deciding what we want to watch. Films are shown at different locations and times over the four days to avoid clashes and the organisers have come up with a superb interactive programme on its website to help you plan your time. They’ve even come up with an iPhone app detailing what’s on too. You can download it here
Over 50 mountain films will be shown over the next four days and the Boardman Tasker literary award will also be up for grabs
A 3-day film pass costs £43.50 and individual films and lectures start at £7 upwards.
It’s a great social event too with the chance to meet the people and personalities who have done the adventurous activities we’ve always dreamed of doing ourselves.
And if you you need a break from the films, well the hills are there to be walked and Kendal has one of the largest indoor climbing walls in Europe and a dry ski slope.
Don’t forget your mint cake.