Hopes are high for film festival

Adventurer Richard Parks

Adventurer Richard Parks

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The third annual Hope Valley Adventure Film Festival (HVAFF) is set to take place on Saturday, February 25, at Hope Valley College.

This has quickly become a popular event in the local calendar and this year will feature a mix of award winning films, lectures and activities as well as a mini filmmaking competition, art exhibition, the ‘famous’ HVAFF raffle and of course great food and beer.

HVAFF is a fund raising event, with all profits used to improving facilities at Hope Valley College.

During the day, the films will include selections from the ‘Best of ShAFF’ and the ‘Best of Kendal’ as well as the exciting and fast moving ‘Kendal Shorts’ and ‘ShAFF Shorts’ taken from the best films at the UK’s biggest adventure film festivals. The activities will include indoor caving, bouldering and slacklines.

A major attraction is the evening lecture by ex-Wales rugby international turned mountaineer Richard Parks, who climbed the highest mountain on each of the seven continents and skied the last degree to both the North and South Poles, all within seven months.

To buy tickets and see the full schedule go to www.hvaff.co.uk. Tickets are also available over the counter at Outside in Hathersage or at Hope Valley College on the day.