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Film, Sun 6 May 2018, free entry

Walking The Camino

Walking The Camino

Details

Part of the Jane's Walk programme of events taking place in Colchester 4th-7th May

IMPORTANT: Please note that, although FREE, this event is ticketed, so please book in advance if possible (using the link below), or arrive in good time on the day, to avoid unnecessary delay.

Jane’s Walk and the makers of the inspiring ‘Walking the Camino’ documentary have teamed up to offer you the chance to see this film free, as one of the Jane’s Walk events of 2018.

The screening (duration 84 mins) will be followed by short talks and a Q&A, with Adam Wells (Head of UK Distribution, caminodocumentary.org; mentor, coach, and expert pilgrim!) and with local pilgrim Kath Wood. There will be a paying bar.

500 miles on foot. Bunk-beds. Blisters. Stunning landscapes. World-class snorers. Hot searing sun, freezing cold rain. Kindness from strangers. Debilitating injury. Unexpected romance. No toilet paper when you really need it. Profound grief and deep doubt. Hunger. Laughing with new friends. Total exhaustion. You are guaranteed to experience all of this when walking the ancient pilgrim path, the Camino de Santiago.

Across Spain, this sacred path stretches westward to the city of Santiago de Compostela where the bones of the apostle St. James are said to be buried. The Camino is world-renowned; UNESCO named it a World Heritage Site and the Council of Europe declared it the first European Cultural Itinerary. Millions of people from all over the world have travelled this trail for over 1,000 years – in 2017 alone, over 300,000 people attempted the different Camino paths to Santiago – each one a seeker of something.

In the Middle Ages, pilgrims sought forgiveness of their sins and admission to heaven. The Camino remains, for many, a quest of faith. Others begin with no spiritual impetus in mind, but nevertheless are drawn to examine their personal beliefs and life purpose. And others are in it simply for the intense physical challenge. Whatever their motivation, no one can predict just how their path will unfold, who they will meet, what personal demons or angels they will face, or what transformations they will undergo by the trail’s end.

Walking the Camino is an up-close look at one of humanity’s most time-honoured traditions. By following pilgrims from all walks of life as they attempt to cross an entire country on foot with only a backpack, a pair of boots and an open mind, we witness the Camino’s magnetic and miraculous power to change lives. Driven by an inexplicable calling and a grand sense of adventure, each pilgrim throws themselves heart-and-soul into their physical trek to Santiago and, most importantly, their personal journey to themselves.

“Walking the Camino is easy on the ears as well as the eyes and inspiring to the soul. It may even prompt you to skip the subway and walk home from the theatre – the whole way.” – Kathryn Laskaris, Toronto Star

“As travelogue, this is a persuasive introduction. Viewer beware: The impulse to take a hike is strong. Wear sturdy shoes.” – Daniel M. Gold, New York Times

AWARDS
• American Documentary Film Festival (Palm Springs, CA) – Audience Favorite
• Rainier Independent Film Festival (Ashord, WA) – Best Documentary
• Newport Beach Film Festival (Newport Beach, CA) – Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking
• Festival Cine Y TV Camino de Santiago (Spain) – Best Documentary
• Hollywood Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA) – Best Documentary
• Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival (Hood River, OR) – Best Documentary
• Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) – Best Documentary

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 6 May 2018 17:00

Prices

Free entry

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Sat 10 Mar - Sun 3 Jun Chip Night
Sat 17 Mar - Sun 28 Oct BRONZE AGE c. 3500 BC – AD 2018
Sat 17 Mar - Sun 17 Jun The Britishness Project
Sun 22 Apr Zero Waste Recycling Expo
Sat 28 Apr Colchester CD & Record Fair
Sat 28 Apr SlackFolk Spring Acoustic Mini Festival

Contact

Rowena Macaulay, Walk Colchester

07710 474999

Address

Lewis Gardens,
High Street,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO1 1JH

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TL 999252  Lat: 51.88968 Long: 0.90477

By Road:
Follow signs to the Town Centre.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Colchester Town station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu