Kendal Mountain Film Festival

POP was very pleased to hear our collaboratively made short film Women on the Move – about the forgotten histories of inventive women’s sport and activewear –  was shortlisted to appear at the 2023 Kendal Mountain Film Festival (KMFF).

The short film was made by The Adventure Syndicate (directed by Alice Lemkes, with Lee Craigie and Philippa Battye) and Aneela McKenna of Mór Diversity. It features research and reconstructed costumes made by the POP team.

Together we tested 50 years (1890-1940) of historic women’s sports and active wear in a range of athletic scenarios. It was shot in the beautiful Cairngorms national park, with scenes of us climbing up freezing sleeting mountains, hanging out on airfields, riding horses, swimming in very cold streams, playing games, running around fields and climbing trees.

The film was selected as part of the KMFF “Human Spirit” collection of films and scheduled for two showings: on Fri 17 & Sat 18 Nov.


We were also invited to be part of a panel on the opening night of the festival called FINDRA presents Women On The Move. It was sold out!

Unleash your inner adventurer and join us for the FINDRA Women on the Move film screening and panel discussion, where we come together to celebrate empowerment, outdoor exploration, and the joy of movement.

Friday 17th November, 2023
The Venue at The Barrel House – Kendal
5:30pm – 7pm

The session featured a film showing, panel discussion with Findra Clothing founder Alex Feechan, POP, The Adventure Syndicate and Mòr Diversity, We were also very lucky to have the chance to invite onto the stage Elise Wortley – Woman with Altitude – who explores forgotten female adventurers and recently appeared on the Channel 4 series “Alone”.

Together, we talked about how much has changed since the 1890s and how much there is still do to make sport and active lives open, welcoming and accessible to a broader range of people. We also did a demo of historic convertible sportswear. The Q&A was lively and exciting with many people sharing their own frustrations about the lack of appropriate women’s sports and active wear.

Many thanks to Kendal Mountain Film Festival – especial Emily who looked after us – and everyone who attended and caught up with us throughout the festival to tell us more stories.