Banff Mountain Film Festival at Malvern Theatres
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Travel the world and experience a selection of unforgettable adventures from the comfort of your theatre chair when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to Malvern Theatres this February.
From the world’s prestigious mountain film festival comes two evenings of extraordinary short films following the expeditions of some of today’s adventurers.
The festival showcases a diverse collection of the best and latest films from the global mountain sports community. The two-and-a-half hour programme has been selected from over 370 films which were entered into the Banff Mountain Film Festival, held in the Canadian Rockies in November 2014.
Banff audiences will be taken on a journey around the world, as they get to know the remarkable characters behind the hair raising on-screen action sports. This year’s Banff Tour will feature paragliding through the Alps, mountain biking on the Isle of Skye, surfing in the Arctic Circle, skiing in Patagonia, kayaking in Canada’s British Columbia and more - through 16 Tour films.
In 2015, the Tour is expected to bring together more than 45,000 adventure lovers, celebrating the outdoors in unique venues right across the UK and Ireland. The World Tour travels the globe every year, to over 45 different countries from Australia through to Antarctica, being enjoyed by more than 400,000 people worldwide.
2015 Tour Film Highlights Include:
- 1 20 of the best places to eat out in St Ives
- 2 8 charming market towns you need to visit in Somerset
- 3 Win a fabulous free-range Morton's Norfolk turkey for Christmas!
- 4 20 of the best restaurants in Hertfordshire
- 5 10 spooky Halloween events in Sussex
- 6 20 of the best restaurants in Essex
- 7 6 waterfall walks in Derbyshire and the Peak District
- 8 The best walks in Dorset to see the autumn leaves
- 9 Win a Mini-Moon experience for two at The Feathered Nest in the Cotswolds
- 10 Afternoon tea in Kent: 15 of the best tearooms
World renowned trials rider Danny MacAskill returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland for a new challenge: riding a mountain bike on the notorious death-defying Cuillin Ridgeline. An extraordinary film made to be experienced on the big screen.
INTO THE EMPTY QUARTER
Inspired by the journey of one of Britain’s great explorers, Wilfred Thesiger, through the world’s largest sand desert: Alastair Humphreys and Leon McCarron attempt a journey of their own into the same Empty Quarter. Their trip is hastily-planned and low budget: unable to afford camels they instead hope to drag a homemade steel cart (filled with 300kg of supplies) more than 1,000 miles through the ferocious desert heat.
Four years, four cardinal points, four epic adventures. Acclaimed climber and artist Jeremy Collins embarks on four journeys, from the Venezuelan Amazon, to the China-Mongolian Border, to the northern reaches of Canada, and to Yosemite Valley in California. This powerful adventure, with the death of a friend, the struggle of a tribe and the celebration of
life; changes everything for Jeremy.
Banff Mountain Film Festival
Friday 27 & Saturday 28 February at the Malvern Theatres
£15.12 (Two night discounts available)