london
thursday 10 may

Rio Cinema

TICKETS: £15 | Under 25s & Students £10
DOORS: 6.30pm | START: 7.00pm

 

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 London tour date we have two incredible speakers lined up: Beth French and Jack Harries.

From wheelchair 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.

Jack Harries is a documentary photographer and filmmaker, who began filmmaking through JacksGap, an online blog and video project that was born from a love of travelling and telling a good story. 

As well as hearing from Beth and Jack, 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 Colarado to swimming in the wild ocean – you'll be taken on a journey you'll never forget!

 

Beth French

Jack Harries

Sarah Outen

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.

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Jack Harries began filmmaking through JacksGap, an online blog and video project that was born from a love of travelling and telling a good story.

Through the success of his blog and video projects, Jack realised he had the opportunity to raise awareness of environmental issues and now campaigns against climate change.

Jack’s most recent film ‘Our Changing Climate’ was awarded a Vimeo staff pick. He is currently undertaking an MA in Ethnography and Documentary filmmaking at UCL.

He joins us to share tales from his latest conservation project in Bhutan.


Rio Cinema

107 Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2PB