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2011 Tour

John will be touring theatres around the UK in Spring 2011 with his amazing stories and images.

The Birth of a Mountain

Deep beneath the silent icecap of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland, a cataclysmic seismic event was unfolding. On the morning of 21st March 2010 molten magma a thousand feet under the glacier was building up pressure and forcing it’s way through fissures in the earth’s crust beneath the glacial ice cap. I travelled immediately to Iceland to witness this potentially spectacular event. Little did I know that in less than 24 hrs this volcano would awaken into a giantess, a cloud of volcanic ash that would cause mayhem in the airspaces of the northern hemisphere.

See John's interview about his experiences on CBS News.

The Wild North

John will soon returning to the Arctic lands with his photo adventure holidays, in a series of journeys called “The Wild North”, that will take him to East Greenland , Iceland and the Canadian North. Please contact us directly if you may be interested to join one of our journeys. Information on these trips will be posted here soon.

Wild-Vision Audio Visual Lecture Tour 2009/10

Speaker's from the Edge presents John Beatty touring his new show 'Wild-Vision' this Autumn-Winter 2009/10.

John is a captivating and inspiring storyteller and Wild Vision is a chance to hear about his extraordinary life. John's trips have taken him to over 38 different countries and have included seven months spent in Antarctica with the British Antartic Survey, a winter in Spitzbergen where he surveyed 350 kilometres of untracked arctic mountains and glaciers and a four hundred mile unsupported sled traverse of the Greenland Icecap.

Tour Dates

John will be touring around UK theatres, art centres and concert halls in Autumn-Winter '09/'10.


Please click on the links below to book online where possible. Please note that booking fees may apply.

*Please note John will be appearing at the Festival Theatre in Pitlochry as part of their Winter Words festival. This will therefore be a shorter version of John's Wild Vision lecture with no interval.

John has just returned from Telluride in Colorado presenting his new multimedia show Wild, Spirit in the Land. Telluride Mountain Film Festival is now in its 27th year of mountain films, talks and cultural exchange.


John is presenting an illustrated slide talk and his new multimedia show Wild, Spirit in the Land at Sheffield Galleries on Thursday November 9th at 6.00pm as part of an exhibition at the Sheffield Galleries entitled Stone.

In late October 2006, John will be presenting his multimedia show Wild, Spirit in the Land at Banff International Mountain Film Festival in Banff, Canada. John will also be one of the five international film judges at the Festival.

See Banff Mountain Film Festival

Wild, Spirit in the Land will be showing at Rheged Theatre in Penrith in early February 2007 as part of the BMC National Mountaineering Exhibition Lecture series.



Inspired by Nature

Since 2005 John has been experimenting with new media exhibiting his photographic works on large canvas panels. This project called Inspired by Nature is an ongoing series that is leading to collaboration with a range of photographic artists.


John's award-winning multimedia presentation Wild, Spirit in the Land is now available to purchase on DVD.

See our buy pages on this site



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