2018 UK and Ireland Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is biggest yet

Starting this January, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is once again returning to the UK and Ireland, with more shows and more venues than ever before.

The tour features two different collections of brand new adventure films. “This is the first time we’ve topped 100 shows in the UK and Ireland, which is really exciting!” says Tour Director Nell Teasdale.

“UK and Irish audiences have a huge passion for adventure, so we’re delighted to be able to share these amazing films and their intrepid characters with wider audiences and even more venues.

“We guarantee the tour will inspire viewers to start planning their own outdoor adventures too!”

The tour’s films are chosen from hundreds of films entered into the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival, which takes place every year in the Canadian Rockies. Each screening offers a real sense of community, bringing together outdoor enthusiasts who are into all sorts of outdoor pursuits, and there are free prize giveaways at every event too.

The tour is part of the wider Banff World Tour, which travels the globe each year, visiting nearly 50 countries and reaching more than 400,000 people worldwide.

While the full film line-up hasn’t been released yet, some of the  programme highlights include:

The Frozen Road
Yorkshireman Ben Page is embarking on a solo bikepacking journey in the Canadian Arctic. He starts with romantic visions of perfect solitude, but as the latitude increases and the mercury falls below -30C, he discovers what it truly means to travel alone in this great emptiness.

Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland Epic
Top adventurers Ben Stookesberry, Sarah McNair-Landry and Erik Boomer are on an extreme mission in Greenland. Using kite skis, the trio tow their white-water kayaks 1,000km over the Greenland Ice Cap to reach the northernmost river ever paddled – and then the challenge gets even tougher. With spectacular cinematography, remote wilderness and a large amount of suffering, this film shows what it’s like to be far out of your comfort zone.

Dreamwalkers – The Faroes Project
In the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, the Faroe Islands are renowned for wild weather and swirling winds – not ideal when you’re perched on a wire between towering sea cliffs. This doesn’t deter four Dutch friends attempting to be the first people to highline in these desolate islands.


More info: www.banff-uk.com

UK and Ireland 2018 tour dates:
13 January: Edinburgh, Festival Theatre (matinee and evening screenings)
14 January: Glasgow, The Kings Theatre
31 Jan-1 Feb: Inverness, Eden Court Theatre
2 February: Stirling, Macroberts Arts Centre
3 February: Pitlochry, Pitlochry Festival Theatre (matinee and evening screenings)
6 February: Stoke on Trent, Victoria Hall
6 February: London, New Wimbledon Theatre
7 February: Oxford, New Theatre
7 February: Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn
8 February: Hebden Bridge, Picture House
8-9 February: Leeds, Town Hall
9-10 February: Keswick, Theatre by the Lake
10 February: Stockport, Plaza Cinema
13 February: Guildford, G Live
14 February: High Wycombe, Wycombe Swan
14 February: Cheltenham, Town Hall
15 February: Cardiff, St David’s Hall
15 February: Swindon, Wyvern Theatre
16 February: Llandudno, Venue Cymru
16 February: Dorking, Dorking Halls
17 February: Liverpool, Plaza Community Centre
20 February: Torquay, Princess Theatre
21-22 February: Poole, Lighthouse Theatre
22 February: Harrogate, Royal Halls
23 February: Yarm, Princess Alexandra Auditorium
23-24 February: Truro, Hall for Cornwall
27 February: Reading, The Hexagon
28 February: Cambridge, Corn Exchange
1 March: St Albans, Alban Arena
2 March: Malvern, Forum Theatre
3 March: Birmingham, Town Hall (matinee and evening screenings)
6 March: Brighton, Brighton Dome
6 March: Leamington Spa, Spa Centre
7 March: Wimborne Minster, Tivoli Theatre
7 March: Cheltenham, Town Hall
8 March: Salisbury, City Hall
8 March: Stafford, Gatehouse Theatre
9 March: Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn
9-10 March: Exeter, Corn Exchange
10 March: Stockport, Plaza Cinema
13-24 March: London, Union Chapel
14 March: York, Barbican
15-16 March: Whitley Bay, Playhouse
17 March: Buxton, Opera House
20 March: Brecon, Theatr Brycheiniog
21 March: Porthcawl, Grand Pavilion
22 March: Llanelli, Ffwrnes Theatre
23 March: Malvern, Forum Theatre
5-7 March: Bristol, Victoria Rooms
10 April: Cardiff, St David’s Hall
11 April: Guildford, G Live
13 April: Liverpool, Plaza Community Centre
14 April: Llandudno, Venue Cymru
17 April: Reading, The Hexagon
18 April: Brighton, Brighton Dome
19 April: Tunbridge Wells, Assembly Hall Theatre
20 April: Cambridge, Corn Exchange
21 April: Norwich, UEA
24 April: Weymouth, Weymouth Pavillion
24 April: Salisbury, City Hall
25 April: Wimborne Minster, Tivoli Theatre
25-26 April: Bath, Komedia
26 April: Portsmouth, The Kings Theatre
27 April: Dorking, Dorking Halls
27 April: Leicester, De Montford Hall
28 April: Leamington Spa, Spa Centre
28 April: Canterbury, Gulbenkian Theatre (matinee and evening screenings)
30 April: Abingdon, Amey Theatre
1 May: Christchurch, Regent Centre
2 May: Exeter, Corn Exchange
2 May: Nottingham, Playhouse
9 May: Dublin, National Concert Centre
10 May: Kilkenny, Watergate Theatre
10-11 May: Cork, The Everyman
15 May: Dublin, National Concert Centre
16 May: Galway, Town Hall Theatre
17-19 May: Newtownabbey, Theatre at the Mill

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