THE PONDS

Tuesday, 9 July 2019
19:30
Exeter Phoenix
Film

THE PONDS

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ERNEST JOURNAL

+ SHORT FILM SCREENING
+ POST-SCREENING DISCUSSION WITH PIONEER OF WILD SWIMMING, KARI FURRE

Dir. Patrick McLennan
76 mins | 2019 |UK

SHOWING TIMES:

  • Tue 9 Jul: 7.30pm + POST-SCREENING DISCUSSION

The first 35 people to book for this event will be awarded a free edition of Ernest Journal. Ernest is a journal for enquiring minds. It’s made for those who value surprising and meandering journeys, fuelled by curiosity rather than adrenaline, and guided by chance encounters. It is a repository for wild ideas, curious artefacts and genuine oddities, replete with tales of pioneers, invention and human obsession. 

Ernest is founded on the principles of slow journalism. We value honesty, integrity and down-to-earth storytelling – and a good, long read now and then. 

http://www.ernestjournal.co.uk/ernest 


A year spent with the swimmers at London’s unique swimming ponds.

In a world of constant flux and chaos, it’s almost a shock to discover some experiences remain natural, unhurried and unchanged. In the middle of metropolitan London lies Hampstead Heath, 320 hectares of forest, parkland, wildlife plus three swimming ponds.

People swim in them all year round, whatever the weather, just as they did in the time of Keats and Constable, and our cameras filmed them over 12 months as they swam, laughed, sang, complained, ruminated, philosophised and simply sought respite from all that life threw at them.