It’s almost that time again, when Sheffield opens its cinema doors to adventure lovers and outdoor enthusiasts for the annual Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, the headline event of the Outdoor City Weekender.
Here’s a quick glimpse at what’s in store during the festival, which runs from 22-24 March.
A showcase of more than 100 films from filmmakers across the globe – think dedicated sessions for climbing, running, mountain sports, water, snow, cycling, adventure activism and more, including plenty of family-friendly screenings.
Check it out: On Saturday 23 March you can watch Kristina Paltén’s Alone Through Iran – 1144 miles of Trust (as part of the Run 2 screenings), which documents her decision to run across Iran, alone, to challenge her own prejudices of the country and what it would mean for a lone women to run through it.
Don’t miss seeing former blog guest, Cal Major, on Friday 22 March as she premieres Vitamin Sea*, the film about her SUP from Lands End to John O’Groats. Cal’s talk is part of Paddle for the Planet, a whole weekend of adventure activism experiences and films.
Check it out: During the weekend, get hands-on with the Great Sheffield River Clean-up, try out plogging (a mix of jogging and litter-picking) or join a Good Gym session and help a local community project during your run.
*Watch the trailer for Cal Major’s new film, Vitamin Sea, below:
Beyond films, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy, including guided runs with local store Up and Running (with a chance to try out On running shoes; my fave road running shoes), a Skills for the Hills fell running session with Dave Taylor of the Fell Running Guide, and a mountain bike life skills workshop for kids. RAD.
The Sheffield Adventure Festival is the headline event of a whole weekend of cool and inspiring events taking in place to celebrate Sheffield as the Outdoor City, so if you’re planning a trip, don’t forget to check out the Big Running Weekend and The Magnificent Seven hill cycling race.