pontardawe
saturday 24 FEBRUARY

Pontardawe Arts Centre

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 Pontardawe tour date we have two incredible speakers lined up: Bren Orton and Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent.

Bren Orton is a kayaker known for huge freestyle moves on the gnarliest whitewater! At just 21, he has paddled the biggest waterfalls and hardest rapids in the world.

Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent is an award-winning adventurer and author, with a particular love for embarking on difficult journeys through remote regions. In spring 2016, Antonia ventured on a 2000 mile journey to the farthest valleys of Arunachal Pradesh, a uniquely isolated, mountainous state clinging to the far north-eastern corner of India, to chronicle the history and legends of this mysterious and barely known part of the world.

As well as hearing from Bren and Antonia, 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!

 

Bren Orton

Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent

 Sarah Outen

Bren Orton is a kayaker known for huge freestyle moves on the gnarliest whitewater! At just 21, he has paddled the biggest waterfalls and hardest rapids in the world.

Bren left school to pursue is passion for kayaking and spent several years working any job he could in order to spend time on the water, from grave digging to plumbing!

His kayaking talent and brave moves quickly attracted sponsorship and he has become one of the best white water kayakers on our planet.

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Award-winning travel writer Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent will entertain you with stories from her travels to remote regions across the globe. 

Joining us to recount adventure stories from the ‘land of the dawn-lit mountains’, Arunachal Pradesh, a mountainous state clinging to the far north-eastern corner of India. Expect vivid tales from the jagged, stupa-clad peaks of Tawang in the west, to the Naga villages and snake-and tiger-riddled jungles of the east. During her thrilling, gruelling and at times dangerous 2,000 mile journey, Antonia spent time with animist tribes, shamans, former head-hunters, conservationists and Tibetan exiles and explored how the people who live there today are bracing themselves for the encroachment of the modern world on their ancient way of life.

Alongside her travel writing and exploration, Antonia works as a TV and film producer and in 2017 she produced the ITV hit Joanna Lumley’s India.


Pontardawe Arts Centre

Herbert St, Pontardawe, Swansea, SA8 4ED