sunday 19 may
TICKETS: £18 | Under 25s & Students £10
Join us in Edinburgh for a one-of-a-kind evening celebrating exploration of some of the wildest places on earth.
We’ll be screening some of the world’s best adventure films and we’ll be joined by James Glancy, a wildlife conservationist 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. James recently featured on BBC 2's Curious Creatures.
The evening will be presented by Festival Director Steve Scott and we will screen some of the Festival’s most loved adventure films.
Header image © Andy Mann
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.