Filmmaker, Terry Abraham, will be speaking at our annual Kirby Lecture, which will take place on 18th September, 7.30pm at Cumbria University Ambleside campus.

Terry Abraham has had a rapid rise to fame in the world of outdoor filmmaking through directing and producing ‘Cairngorms in Winter’ and 'Life of a Mountain: A Year on Scafell Pike', which caught the imagination of the British public when it was aired on BBC 4 earlier this year.

Terry launched his outdoor film making career when he was made redundant from his IT job three years ago. ‘Cairngorms in Winter’ and ‘Life of a Mountain’ became personal projects of his, created on a shoe string budget and funded using crowd-funding websites. Terry gave himself tirelessly to both films, working almost entirely alone, wild camping for long periods of time and working all hours of the day.

Terry cites a love of the Lake District and a desire to share that passion as the catalysts for his new film making career saying,

"Without a shadow of a doubt, the Lake District is the most beautiful corner of England and an area I often refer to as my spiritual home.

“Sadly too many people of all ages and backgrounds are oblivious to the wonderful landscapes we are fortunate to have here in Britain - and it's that fact more than anything else that drives me to share and seek to inspire the wider public to the joys of such places.”

Terry has not tired of his love of capturing beautiful and wild landscapes in film. His next project, filming the life of Blencathra, is in full swing, and he’s promised a sneak preview of his latest footage at the lecture in September.

Tickets for this year’s lecture cost £5 and can be purchased by visiting or by calling us on 01539 720788.