Hope Valley Adventure Film Festival 2018
Hope Valley College is a much loved school in the heart of our valley and the Peak Mountaineering juniors have both spent several happy years studying there. It sits in a unique place and the experiences it offers to its pupils highlight its strong connections to the Peak District National Park. It has schooled champion skiers, superb cyclists and world class climbers and is home to many outdoor events such as the annual Mountain Bike Challenge and a round of the popular Scott Mountain Bike Series. The outdoors is very much reflected in its ethos and we really value that.
For many years it has also hosted an annual film festival and this unique family friendly event has developed a strong following and become a big fundraiser for the college. Last year it took a break, but we are delighted to say that after that temporary pause our very favourite film festival returns with a vengeance for 2018 - and you are very warmly invited.
The festival runs this coming Saturday (14th April) and there is a jam packed family friendly programme. The films to be shown feature a host of inspirational offerings covering everything from sailing to cycling and long distance trekking to climbing - there really are too many options to list here so please do check out the schedule here. There is also a Best of ShAFF selection and the every popular Youth Adventure Short Film Competition.
The HVAFF is definitely a family friendly event and so, alongside the films, there is a stack of kid friendly activities including bouldering, caving, slacklining and access to the onsite mountain bike track. If you are visiting with little people you will also welcome the selection of child friendly activities on offer in the library. A wide range of food and drink is available all day and there is a raffle packed with generously donated prizes.
The film festival runs all day but if you are visiting the Peak District to climb or bike and will be busy during the day then all is not lost - you can still get involved for the very special evening session. Between 7 and 10pm there will be films, talks and Q&A sessions from ex Hope Valley College student and world class climber Pete Whittaker and inspirational presentations from wild swimmers Hannah Maia and Rob Davison. Oh, and don’t worry that you are missing your pub time - there is also a bar serving local beers!
The festival is fantastic value and you can buy tickets either from Outside in Hathersage or via the Buy Tickets page of the website here. You can also buy tickets at the college on the day (subject to availability). Parking is available at the College and the college is easily accessible by bus from Sheffield or it can be accessed by a short walk from Hope Railway Station (trains running from Sheffield or Manchester).
Some of the Peak Mountaineering team will be in attendance and we really hope to meet some of you there….an inspirational, fun and entertaining day is 100% guaranteed.
Posted by Paul