Events - Sat 20th Oct 2012 - Buxton Adventure Festival - Heason Events

Buxton Adventure Festival

20th Oct 2012 21st Oct 2012

2012 Buxton Adventure Festival Poster


An unmissable weekend of guest speakers & featured films for adventurous spirits and minds at the Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton Opera House.

Buxton Adventure Festival is a brand new autumn festival brought to you by the organisers of the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival.

A celebration of the very best speakers and films from the world of adventure travel & sport, at the heart of Derbyshire's Peak District.

Stories of intrepid expeditions, challenges and races paired with epic films of climbs, runs and rides for outdoor enthusiasts, weekend warriors and armchair adventurers.

Inspirational - tales of adventures brought to life by world-class speakers and top film-makers.

Great value - Each two hour session includes a guest speaker and film.

Family friendly - Kick off the day with our Young Adventurers session.
BAF events listings info

SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER (Book tickets)

10.30am Daredevil Danny - Young Adventurer programme
24 year old multiple British trials bike champion Danny Butler travels the country with his Extreme Mountain Bike Show demonstrating his team's hair-raising skills on two wheels - he's bringing his bike along to Buxton to show you some of his tricks.
Followed by films:
Jackson To School (3 mins); Industrial Revolutions (5 mins); Reel Rock: Obe & Ashima (23 mins); Skatiestan (9 mins); Palouse Fall (3 mins); The Cable Car (7 mins); Cooler Than Mike (4 mins); Way Back Home (8 mins)
12.30pm Spirit of Adventure
Record breaking adventurer and mountaineer Squash Falcolner solo paraglided from Mont Blanc and last year summited Mount Everest - only the weather stopped her jumping off the world's tallest mountain.
Followed by films:
Mazungu (20mins)
Baffin Babes (30mins)

3pm Mapping the World's Water
Kate Rew is founder of the Outdoor Swimming Society and author of Wild Swim, a photographic journey around some of the best swims across Britain.
Followed by films:
Winter Swimming (29 mins)
Wild Swim, Wordsworth Country (6 mins)
Deep Blue Freefall (5 mins)

5.30pm Wild Vision
Internationally renowned nature, travel & adventure photographer, John Beatty's images capture the timeless rhythms of the natural environment, its beauty and simplicity and man’s place within it, celebrating the variety and magnificence of wild landscapes.  (Read more)
Followed by films:
Irridium (8mins)
Dark Side Of The Lens (6mins)

8pm Adrenaline Junkie
This summer ex Para & pro stuntman Gary Connery became the first person ever to jump out of a helicopter and land without a parachute, using his wingsuit to land in a pile of cardboard boxes! And to top that, he then went on to star as the Queen's stunt double in the Olympic opening ceremony.
Followed by films:
I Believe I Can Fly (40 mins)
Reel Rock: Sketchy Andy (20 mins)

SUNDAY 21st OCTOBER (Book tickets)

10.30am Olympic Dreams - Young Adventurer programme
17 year old, single amputee Maddie Thompson is the youngest member of the Team GB Paralympic Women's Wheelchair Basketball Squad.
Followed by films:
Rollerman (7 mins); Dougie Down The Pet (18 mins); The Longest Way (5 mins); To The Rainbow (14 mins); Blue Peter Alaskan Adventure (10 mins); Zoltan (5 mins)

12.30pm Feet in the Clouds
As a southerner, fell-running seemed like an obscure and reckless northern pastime to journalist Richard Askwith but he got hooked on running up and down trackless mountains in all weathers and his book 'Feet in the Clouds' has become something of a cult classic.
Followed by films:
The Epic Tri (38 mins)
Onwards (6 mins)
14 Peaks (12 mins)

3pm Into Darkness
Gavin Newman is one of the world’s leading cave divers and an award-winning film maker and photographer whose work includes filming for the BBC's iconic Planet Earth series.
Incorporating the film:
Into Darkness (15 mins)
and excerpts of Gavin's own award-winning footage

5.30pm Fiva - An Adventure that Went Wrong
Gordon Stainforth - writer, photographer, film editor, philosopher and experienced climber - tells the tale of he and his twin brother's near escape on an ascent of Norway's long and dangerous 'Fiva Route'.
Followed by films:
50 Years In The Mountains (20mins)
Samsara (22mins)

8pm Downhill Demon
20 year old World Champion Downhill Mountain Bike rider Danny Hart - described as "the most technically gifted and stylish racer in the world" - cemented his title with a legendary wet weather run in Switzerland and is currently defending his title's rainbow stripe.  Danny will be interviewed by racing cyclist, TV presenter & bikewear designer Anna Glowinski.  
Followed by films:
Won't Back Down tbc

Full details here.

Pavilion Arts Centre (part of the Buxton Opera House)