Pioneer, a brand new festival of films, stories and music inspired by the epic outdoors, will be setting up camp at the Hackney Attic upstairs at the Hackney Picturehouse from Friday 25 September until 27 September. 

The results of a lifelong obsession with everything outdoors, Pioneer will be bringing together the images, stories and legends of the sea, the sky, mountains, trees, surfing, and swimming and much more together for its first festival.

Over one weekend, prepare to come on a journey into the wilds through films, campfires, slideshows, music, poetry and storytelling.  There will be several camps with a number of events and films on a theme, some standalone films and a festival within a festival on the Saturday night.

Tickets to each camp will be £12 and standalone films will be £8.

Highlights include films Dear & Yonder, The Conquest of Everest, Dogtown & Z Boys and Keeper of the Mountain, campfires with creative designer and director of the Museum of British Folklore, Simon Costin, authors Roger Mansfield and Amber Butchart; and music from the Nest Collective and the City Shanty Band.

Don’t miss the after parties inspired by sound of the surf, the sound of Glastonbury and the sound of California.

The Hackney Attic, upstairs at the Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE, Friday 25 September – Sunday 27 September, £12 or £8 for standalone films.

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