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A free film screening of Not a Hero’s Journey, will take place at 8pm (doors open 7.45pm) on Monday 20th March at Kensington Arts Centre in Douglas, aimed at the Island’s student community. 

Not a Hero’s Journey follows 17-year-old climate concerned Jessie Stevens on her incredible journey to attend COP26 in 2021.  Faced with no affordable and sustainable transport alternatives, she cycled 570 miles from her home in Devon to attend the summit in Glasgow, and extended an open invitation for people to join her along the way.

Jessie was supported on her mission by The Adventure Syndicate, a group who champion collaborative and cooperative approaches to physical challenge, and who helped Jessie capture her epic journey in a short film, which was released at the end of 2022.

The screening marks the first day of this year’s ‘Big Walk and Wheel’ with Sustrans (20 – 31 March), a UK-wide active travel challenge involving over 2,000 schools.  A number of the Island’s primary schools are taking part in the campaign, which aims to inspire pupils to make active journeys to school and discover how these changes benefit our local and global environment.

In March last year, Sixth Form students came together to meet Jessie online, hear about her COP26 campaign, and share in an evening of discussion and ideas on sustainable travel and climate change.  One year on, Active Travel and Net Zero Isle of Man are delighted to screen her film at the Kensington Arts Theatre to share her adventure with more young people on the Isle of Man.

Tickets are available online here. Doors open at 7.45pm for an 8pm start. The film is a 45-minute screening with the option to stay and discuss the topics raised with the Active Travel and Net Zero Isle of Man teams.