Chester to Celebrate Adventure

Renowned city arts venue Storyhouse is inviting audiences to attend an upcoming celebration of adventure.

The Chester-based theatre and cinema will be screening award-winning films as part of the world-famous Kendal Mountain Festival. The event will also feature a special guest speaker.

The films being screened at the event will include “Free to Run”. Shot in the USA, it features human rights lawyer and ultra-runner Stephanie Case during her training for the 450km Tor Des Glaciers event and her work helping women via the Free to Run Organisation.

Closer to home, “The Water Holds Me/The Water Binds Us” was filmed in the UK and tells the stories of women who dive and swim in seas lakes and rivers, while celebrating the power of water to help wash away the fear and pain people experience and restore our relationship with both each other and the natural world.

Other films being shown will explore bike racing in East Africa, a trans-alpine journey in New Zealand, ski dreams in France and designing biking trails in the USA.

The event’s guest speaker will be Jamie Ramsay. An endurance adventure athlete, Ramsay has successfully completed tens of thousands of kilometres in human-powered adventuring across 31 different countries. He will be sharing stories of his recent adventure where he cycled from the Atlantic Ocean to the Andes Mountain range.

The Kendal Mountain Festival event will take place at Storyhouse located on Hunter Street in Chester on Saturday, March 18 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

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