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Talks // Coming up // Wayward: Save Me From The Waves with Jessica Hepburn
4 May
Saturday
1:00pm

Wayward: Save Me From The Waves with Jessica Hepburn

Save Me from the Waves is an inspirational story of physical and mental endurance which starts on the streets of London and culminates on top of the world, fuelled by song. It explores the redemptive power of music and mountains, how family and friends can be lost and found in the most unusual places, and encourages everyone to live big and bravely when life doesn’t go to plan.

Jessica will be giving a presentation about her adventures, followed by an open Q&A. 

Jessica Hepburn is an award-winning author, arts producer and adventure activist, and one of the UK’s leading voices on fertility, family and endurance sport. Find out more about Save Me from the Waves & Wayward Book Festival here.

Save Me from the Waves

An adventure story – with a difference. From sea to summit. Fully soundtracked.

Jessica Hepburn is an unlikely athlete – she was labelled the ‘arty’ not the ‘sporty’ one in school. She hates exercise and believes the only reason to do it is for food, booze and box-sets on the sofa. However, in her forties, following a succession of hard and sad life experiences she started to try and exercise her way out of heartbreak.

She has now become one of the world’s most extraordinary endurance athletes. The first and only woman (currently) on the planet to have completed the ‘Sea, Street, Summit Challenge’ – which is to swim the English Channel, run the London Marathon and climb Mount Everest (which she calls Chomolungma – the mountain’s original Sherpa name). And possibly the only woman (although this can’t be officially certified) to have listened to eighty years and over 3,000 episodes of her favourite radio programme – Desert Island Discs.

Save Me from the Waves is an inspirational story of physical and mental endurance which starts on the streets of London and culminates on top of the world, fuelled by song. It explores the redemptive power of music and mountains. How family and friends can be lost and found in the most unusual places.

And encourages everyone to live big and bravely when life doesn’t go to plan. Because sometimes we all need saving from the waves. And whether it’s high and far away or closer to home and in your head, an adventure will always change your life for the better.

Wayward Book Festival: Save Me From The Waves with Jessica Hepburn
 
Saturday 4th May 1.00pm

Tickets: Early Bird Tickets £7 until the end of March, Tickets £8 

All tickets have an additional £1 Poly Fund added at checkout.

 

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