/ ANDY CAVE Lecture Tour AUTUMN 09
This Autumn, Andy Cave bringing his best-selling book Learning to Breathe alive with a series of lectures at 13 venues around the UK.
Andy Cave is a figurehead for British Mountaineering, with more than 20 years of desperate routes to his name. Aged just 20, he became one of the youngest mountaineers ever to climb the North Face of the Eiger at that time, an achievement made all the more remarkable as just 4 years earlier Andy was working 3000 feet underground at Grimethorpe Colliery in South Yorkshire.
Andy’s story of transition from Yorkshire coal miner to one of the UK’s best climbers is a gripping and compelling tale. Aged 21, Andy cashed in his miners' pension and went to Asia for five months with Joe Simpson, beginning on his quest to seek out new routes and dedicate his life to mountaineering. His talk is a mix of his experiences of the 1984-85 miner's strike and his early mountaineering trips culminating in his traumatic expedition to the perilous North Face of Changabang in the Himalayas in 1997 - an expedition in which his climbing partner paid the ultimate price and which forced Andy to question his decision to become a mountaineer.
DATES & VENUES
For links to each venues box office to book online, please visit http://www.speakersfromtheedge.com/events/andy-cave-tour-autumn-09
Please note booking fees may apply with online bookings.
Fri 25 Galeri CAERNARFON 01286 685222
Sat 26 Theatr Harlech HARLECH 01766 780667
Tues 6 Middlesbrough Theatre MIDDLESBROUGH 01642 81 51 81
Mon 12 Town Hall LOUGHBOROUGH 01509 231 914
Wed 14 Borough Theatre ABERGAVENNY 01873 850805
Tues 20 Epsom Playhouse EPSOM 01372 742555
Wed 21 Dearne Playhouse BARNSLEY 01709 894128
Thurs 22 King George's Hall BLACKBURN 0844 847 1664
Fri 23 Theatr Mwldan CARDIGAN 01239 621200
Wed 4 Pavilion Theatre RHYL 01745 330000
Fri 6 Albert Halls BOLTON 01204 334400
Fri 13 Festival Theatre PITLOCHRY 01796 484626
Wed 2 The Lowry SALFORD 0870 787 5790
You could travel to the far flung planet of Barnsley?!
No Midlands venues either??? (and I mean West Mids, not Loughborough!)
Not one there that I can travel to :(
Any one been to one of his talks when he is a main speaker... went to llanberis mountain film festival and he struggled abit but that may have been as he was the last person on and it'd been a long day.
Loved his books
What no date in the outer hebridies on the 3rd weds in November between 10 and 11:27 am?
Looking foreward to seeing Andy at Y Galeri Caernarfon on the 25th, should be good :)
good to see london being boycotted. it gets everything else. good to see that the countries "arse end of nowheres" gets the lectures!!
i'll try and make one if the missus lets me.
That's a shame. I really fancied watching Andy Cave's talk. The itinerary is a little to northern for my meagre budget. Are there any plans for some of the other speakers to head southwards over the next few months?
I was wondering the same thing! I'm just north of London. Seeing Andy would be great, guess I'll have to wait for a bigger tour. Would love to know if any climbers are heading south soon though.
Yeah I know where it is! Its not overly difficult to get there for me, half way around the M25 really, would just prefer north/central London thats all!
Cool, if we are doing requests. Can the tour be diverted slightly west towards the west country :D
Would be nice if he was coming down to Taunton this time :-)
I was going to see him in Epsom but tickets are £16.50 each which has priced me out of it. I've seen a few speakers on lecture tours and this seems to be expensive in comparison. Is this the same price elsewhere or is the theatre marking tickets up?
don't forget rebecca's mark-up.
I saw Andy at the Mawldan theatre in Cardigan last Friday and it was extremely inspiring. I also got my books signed and had a chat with this really understated guy.
Not coming to Aberdeen either :-(
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