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Friday 17th November, 2023
Brewery Arts Centre - Theatre - Kendal
5:00pm (GMT+0:00) Europe/London (Greenwich Mean Time)
Run time: 1 hour
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Event Details

Having worked on BBC breakfast for over 20 years, Louise Minchin noticed something… all the adventurers she interviewed were men. Driven to bring more attention to female stories of courage and endeavour, Louise pushes herself to the extreme and embarks on thrilling endurance adventures around the globe with trailblazing women.

Freediving under the ice in the dark in Finland, Louise meets with Cath, the first woman to swim a mile in the Antarctic Circle; she cycles across Argentina with Mimi, one of the world's most famous female endurance runners; and swims from Alcatraz with Anaya and Mitali, two young sisters who have braved the shark-infested waters over 70 times.

Join Louise on stage as she tells the stories of the women who are breaking down barriers, smashing records and challenging stereotypes. In her extraordinary journey, Louise reminds us of the bravery inside us all, and how essential it is to celebrate women's achievements. Prepare to be touched and inspired by these fearless women. 

Louise’s book Fearless will be available to purchase at the Festival book store over the Festival weekend.

There will be a book signing straight after the event.

Published by Bloomsbury Publishing.


“Incredibly moving and inspiring.” - Gabby Logan

“Prepare to be blown away…the most incredible examples of girl power.” - Judy Murray OBE

“A truly remarkable collection of stories.” - Sir Chris Hoy

“Louise is such a positive and uplifting presence. Her fearlessness should inspire us all.” - Susanna Reid

“A celebration of the strength, power and determination of women.” - Giovanna Fletcher

About Louise Minchin:

Louise Minchin is a well-known and respected broadcaster and journalist. Louise presented the UK’s most watched Breakfast programme BBC Breakfast on BBC One for 20 years. She is chair of the 2023 judging panel for the prestigious literary award, the Women's Prize for Fiction, and is a World Championship Triathlete and adventurer.