friday 10 may

The Gulbenkian

TICKETS: £18 | Under 25s & Students £10
START: 7.30pm


Join us at The Gulbenkian in Canterbury on 10th May 2019 for a one-of-a-kind evening celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth. 

Watch 90 minutes of the world’s BEST adventure films on the big screen - visual stories of talent, endurance and excitement to take your breath away! Ride icy waves in sub zero winter, chase tornados, run in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and mountain bike into the wildest reaches of your imagination.

Plus we will be joined on stage by former British Royal Marine and wildlife conservationist James Glancy who last year took part in ‘the most dangerous experiment ever attempted on the Discovery channel’s Shark Week’, spending a staggering 43 hours floating in the Atlantic Ocean with deadly whitetip sharks circling. His aim - to prove that sharks are graceful and cautious creatures which deserve protection from fishing.

We'll be screening approx. 90 minutes of highly visual film* on the big screen including:

Surfer Dan

La Congenialita

We are Send

Chasing the Frog


Ski Photographer

Chasing Monsters 

Every Single Street

The evening will be presented by Festival Director Steve Scott and we will have giveaways from our tour sponsors.

*Films are subject to change

Header image © Andy Mann


James Glancy

© Martin Hartley

James is a passionate wildlife conservationist and keen adventure sportsman. James has spent his life outdoors in wild and hostile places. As a child, James was taught to dive and swim with sharks by a former US Navy Seal who inspired him to join the British military.

Over a 10 year military career, James was a Officer in the elite British Royal Marines and Special Boat Service. He deployed on multiple tours around the world, including three combat tours of Afghanistan. In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC) for leadership and bravery on the frontline.

A keen military historian, James read Modern History at the University of Oxford, where he also Captained the Blues Varsity Boxing team.

Since leaving the armed forces, James has returned to his childhood passion for wildlife and shark diving. He is now a Director of a conservation charity, Veterans 4 Wildlife, where he focuses on the preservation of African wildlife and combating the global trade in shark fins. James is also a Founder and Director at the international risk consultancy, AnotherDay and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.


The Gulbenkian

University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NB