Ice Warrior comes in from the cold

Jim McNeill visited the Thames Valley last month

AN ICE Warrior was welcomed into the warmth as part of a week-long arts festival last month.

St Peter’s Church in Cranbourne welcomed popular polar explorer Jim McNeill to talk as part of the event.McNeill founded the Ice Warrior project in 2001, which intends to help ordinary people become polar explorers.He has been involved in numerous television programs, from ITV News to Channel 4’s Predators in Paradise. He spoke about his role behind the production of theBBC’s Frozen Planet series.The church wasn’t the only venue to take part in the arts week: buildings from across Warfield, Winkfield and Binfield welcomed the community to the festival , which was held between October 28 and November 4.There were more than 40 events in this year’s programme, including organ recitals, hiphop workshops and stage productions.

For more information about the annual arts week, visit