Thursday 15 march
The Old Market
TICKETS: £15 | Under 25s & Students £10
DOORS: 7pm | START: 7.30pm
Book your place and join us for a one-of-a-kind evening celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth. For our Brighton tour date we have two incredible speakers lined up: Beth French and Olly Hicks.
From wheel chair bound to world class athlete, Beth French stretches the horizons of her own possibilities, tackling seemingly impossible feats of endurance and adventure. Find out the many faces of triumph she met in her attempt at completing the Oceans 7 swims in one year.
Olly Hicks is a world record-breaking adventurer and endurance athlete. His expeditions and voyages have taken him to every continent and ocean across the world. He has produced two award-winning documentaries about his record-breaking ocean voyages and he is currently preparing to make the first solo row around the world beginning in December 2018.
As well as hearing from Beth and Olly, we'll also be showing a selection of our favourite films from Kendal Mountain Festival 2017 – from flying above the Azores to freediving with Orcas, from skateboarding across Colorado to swimming in the wild ocean – you'll be taken on a journey you'll never forget!
Banner image © Oceans 7 Films
From wheel chair bound to world class athlete, Beth French stretches the horizons of her own possibilities, tackling seemingly impossible feats of endurance and adventure.
She suffered with ME from the age of 10 and by 17, she was in a wheelchair. Overcoming debilitation, she forged a path to ultimate health her own way, studying around the world, including time spent ordained in a Thai Buddhist monastery.
In 2012, she swam the English channel and was back in time to put her son to bed. She became the first woman to swim the notorious Kaiwi- Channel of Bones, in Hawaii twice and the first person ever to swim from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly.
With many firsts already to her name, Beth walked away from a world first, record setting, career defining swim series with the end in sight. Find out the many faces of triumph she met as Beth takes us with her into the depths of the night, far out to sea and back to shore. With all her exploring, she still maintains she is ordinary and adventure is in all of us, everyday.
What is success in adventure, and what does it mean when your destination is no longer the goal? Beth spins a rip roaring yarn that will leave you inspired and thought provoked, with a strong sense of why you want to tackle your own challenges in the first place.
Find out more about Beth here.
Drawn to the sea from a young age, the fascination with what lies beyond the horizon and a dream to row across the Atlantic from the age of 13 which he realized aged 23 – he now seeks to push the boundaries of ocean adventure & human endeavor even further.
His passion is messing around in boats and in, on or under the water. Ever since he was given a small yellow kayak for his 7th birthday and was able to explore the rivers and creeks of the east coast of England he developed his insatiable hunger for exploration and adventure.
His accomplishments include being the only person to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean from the USA to England after 124 days at sea as well as the youngest to row any ocean solo (at the time!).
Olly also made the first row across the Tasman Sea from Tasmania to New Zealand, through 96 days alone on the notoriously wild southern ocean and has several extreme kayak voyages under his belt including a 200 mile crossing from the Shetland Islands to Norway in memory of the World War Two Shetland Bus Operation.