An event with

Jessica Hepburn

Save Me from the Waves

Thursday 7th March 2024 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Owl Bookshop

Tickets £6.00

Join us at the Owl Bookshop in Kentish Town to celebrate the publication of Save Me from the Waves. Jessica Hepburn is an author, arts producer and adventure activist. She is the former Executive Director of one of London’s leading theatres, the Lyric Hammersmith. She was nominated as an Amnesty International ‘Woman of Suffragette Spirit’ and has been selected as a Star of 2024 by Woman & Home magazine. Her previous books are 21 Miles and The Pursuit of Motherhood, both currently being developed for the screen by Erebus Pictures.

Description

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.

Event Details

Thursday 7th March 2024 Event starts at 6:30pm

Venue address:

Owl Bookshop
207-209 Kentish Town Road,
Kentish Town,
London NW5 2JU

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