MountainFilm On Tour in London - introduced by Ben Ayers
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

MountainFilm On Tour in London - introduced by Ben Ayers

Enjoy a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films selected from Mountainfilm, America's most prestigious mountain film festival, exclusive to the UK. The films will be introduced by Ben Ayers,  the dZi Foundation's Executive Director and a National Geographic film maker in his own right. 

The Exhibition Road entrance at the Royal Geographcial Society will open to the audience at 6:00 pm with a cash bar in the Map Room. Arrive armed to buy raffle tickets - draw immediately after the interval - great prizes!

Programme

Introduction to first selection of films - still to be confirmed. 

Interval and Raffle

Introduction to second selection of films - still to be confirmed. 

The evening is a joint fund-raising event for The dZi Foundation (dziuk.org) and Community Action Nepal (canepal.org.uk)

Tickets: £15 - booking fee applies. Concessions: £13 (Groups of 10+, 65+, U18/Student) 

Tickets available from Eventbrite

Further enquiries: Denise.prior@canepal.org.uk/T: 07986 372558

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FILM: Bonington Mountaineer
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

FILM: Bonington Mountaineer

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Introduction by Keith Partridge, filmmaker, with a Question and Answer session following the screening.

In Bonington: Mountaineer Keith Partridge and Brian Hall have created a moving visual memoir on one of the world's most celebrated mountaineers and adventurers, Sir Chris Bonington. 

With a discerning eye that can only come from filmmakers with a lifetime of experience in the mountain film industry, this feature length documentary expertly tackles the sensitive subjects of loss, love and legacy climbing the world's most challenging peaks - The Eiger North Face - Annapurna - Everest - K2 - Central Tower of Paine - Ogre - Freney Pillar, Mont Blanc - Kongur - Nuptse.

Bonington: Mountaineer  is a deep personal and emotional reflection on a lifetime spent pursuing one's own ambitions on the hardest and highest mountains. To summarise Chris's prolific climbing career in a single film is no mean feat. Add to the mix the rich ensemble of colourful characters with whom he partnered on his dozens of expeditions alongside a complex family story and this film could easily have been a series. 

In 80 captivating minutes we are taken on an eighty year journey through many triumphs and more than ones' fair share of tragedy. The film instills an incredibly positive outlook, reflecting Chris's own, and inspires one to get out in the hills and chase our own adventures. 

Leo Holding said after seeing the film, "It made me laugh and it made me cry".

Sir Chris Bonington is Community Action Nepal's Patron and this film event will support CAN funds.

TICKETS are on sale now £20 (plus booking fee) and can be obtained through EVENTBRITE.

For more information and to book direct: contact Denise Prior either via email on denise.prior@canepal.org.uk or via phone: 07986 372558.

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NEPAL: THE TREKKERS' TALES
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

NEPAL: THE TREKKERS' TALES

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Take 12 days on trek; 73.5 miles of walking; 4067m climbed - and descended; 2 schools visited; 18 porters; 7 kitchen hands; 5 Sherpas, 2 Teachers and 14 students now back from Kathmandu and who can't wait to tell you what they've done!

You are warmly invited to come along to Egglescliffe School on Thursday, 1st February to hear stories from the school's expedition, look at photos and videos and take part in some authentic Nepali festivities and food. 

This event will be the first official fundraiser for the two Community Action Nepal schools at Ghunsa and Lapcha with whom we partnered last year. 

There will be an opportunity to purchase authentic Nepalese fashions and food as well as take part in a raffle and tombola.

Entry: £2 on the door

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