Buxton Adventure Festival 2013 Announces Film Programme

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Date posted: 15 October 2013

Buxton Adventure Festival proudly announces the 2013 full speaker and film programme today. 10 record-breaking, globe-trotting, mountain-topping inspirational speakers from the worlds of adventure, travel and sport will be followed by a screenings of our pick of the world's best adventure sports films.

Highlights include Saturday night's interview with Derbyshire's Olympic Mountain Biker Annie Last followed by a double bill of newly released mountain-bike epics - 'Not Bad' and 'Arrival'. And on Sunday night, round-the-world adventurer Jason Lewis' talk will be followed by a screening of the eagerly anticipated ski and snowboard feature film 'Valhalla'.

Brought to you for the first time last year by the organisers of the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, in partnership with the University of Derby, Buxton, 100% of our audience said they loved the combination of live lectures and big screen cinema and would recommend it to a friend.

This year to create even more of a festival feel, we'll have a whole range of family-friendly activities including a Children's Run-Swim Aquathlon with High Peak Tri Club; free family activities with the YHA and Village Games, free Alpine workshops with Peak Mountain Training and we're even looking into Forest School sessions. MyOutdoorsUK will also be organising an outdoors and adventure sports photography exhibition in the Pavilion Gardens. Plus we're introducing 'Adventure Bites' - anhour-long, family friendly loop of 10 action-packed, short adventure sports films showing all weekend.

Festival Programme Director Matt Heason of Heason Events, said: "We're privileged to be able to screen a range of films including some of this year's most eagerly anticipated releases 'Not Bad', 'Arrival' and 'Valhalla'. We're also proud to be showcasing new talent like Morgan Cardiff's 'The Penguin Runner' and to have another chance to screen 'The Dragon's Back' by Sheffield producer Rich Heap, which sold out at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival."

Festival PR Lissa Cook said, "We really hope there's something for everyone this year with films and speakers across the whole range of adventure sports from running, climbing, cycling to winter sports. There are also inspirational stories like disabled climber Paul Pritchard returning to the Himalayas on a recumbent bike in 'The Journey' and the tragic account of Henri Coetzee's last kayaking expedition in 'Kadoma' as well as a crazy race to the Pole in 'Crossing the Ice'."

"100% of last year's audience told us they liked the mix of speakers and films and would recommend the festival and bring a friend. We're hoping that the 2013 programme, which we're confident is even stronger than last year's, will be a crowd pleaser."

Leader of High Peak Borough Council, Caitlin Bisknell said: "We're delighted to work in partnership with the Buxton Adventure Festival. BAF is a wonderful addition to Buxton and the High Peak's offer. We have such wonderful scenery on our doorstep with walking, climbing and biking routes to suit all abilities, all within each reach. And we have a strong cultural heritage with a long tradition of climbers like internationally renowned athletes

Strategic Director of the University of Derby, Buxton, Dr Peter Dewhurst said: "Here at the University of Derby Buxton, adventure is part of the curriculum through our portfolio of outdoor courses at Oaklands Manor, so we are delighted to sponsor the Festival in its second year.

"Just like explorers who need practical skills and preparation to face the challenges they will meet, our students leave with real world learning which equips them for a successful future."

Online here: http://www.buxtonadventurefestival.co.uk/2013programme.html

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