City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Banff Mountain Film Festival on UK Tour in 2015


By Irene Brown - Posted on 09 December 2014

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On Saturday 24 January, the Festival Theatre Edinburgh will see stories of breath-taking intensity screened in Scotland’s biggest cinema. Travel the world and experience a selection of inspirational, exhilarating and unforgettable adventures from the comfort of your cinema seat at the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.

Now in its sixth edition, the 2015 UK and Ireland Banff Tour will be the largest to date with 82 screenings taking place in 55 locations, including 15 new venues showcasing a diverse collection of the best and latest films from the global mountain sports community. The two and a half hour programme that will be announced in December has been selected from over 370 films which were entered into the prestigious 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, including climbing, skiing, alpinism, mountain biking, adventure travel, kayaking and more.

The Tour is much more than a series of incredible film nights. It brings together people with a wide range of outdoor passions who return every year to enjoy the community feeling of a Banff screening and leave with new enthusiasm and inspiration for their own adventures.

The popularity of the UK and Ireland leg of the World Tour is quickly growing. 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 300,000 people worldwide.

This year Cotswold Outdoor and Keen will join the Tour as Presenting Partners and the 2015 Tour will also be partnered by Buff, Osprey, Banff Lake Louise Tourism, Clif Bar, Sea to Summit, World Expeditions and Artemis.

For Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour tickets and information go to www.Banff-uk.com and for a taste of the action, watch the 2015 trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48stbCzzPN8

UK and Ireland 2015 Tour dates are as follows:
• 24 January Edinburgh, Festival Theatre (matinee & evening programmes)
• 27 January Cambridge, Lady Mitchell Hall
• 29 January Leeds, Town Hall
• 30 January Leeds, The Carriageworks
• 31 January Stockport, Stockport Plaza
• 05 February Leamington Spa, The Royal Spa Centre
• 06 February Llandudno, Venue Cymru - Theatre
• 07 February Birmingham, Town Hall (matinee & evening programmes)
• 10 February Cambridge, Lady Mitchell Hall
• 12, 13 February Inverness, Eden Court - Empire Theatre
• 14 February Pitlochry, Festival Theatre
• 15 February Glasgow, SECC (matinee & evening programmes)
• 18 February Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn
• 19 February Stafford, Gatehouse
• 20 February Liverpool, Plaza Cinema
• 21 February Stockport, Stockport Plaza
• 24 February Salisbury, City Hall
• 25, 26 February Bath, Komedia Club
• 27, 28 February Malvern, Forum Theatre
• 03 March Canterbury, Gulbenkian Cinema
• 04 March Tunbridge Wells, Assembly
• 05 March Dorking, Dorking Halls
• 06 March Weymouth, Pavilion - Theatre
• 07 March Croydon,The Fairfields Halls, (matinee & evening programmes)
• 10-21 March London, Union Chapel (10 shows)
• 11 March Reading, Hexagon Theatre
• 12 March Colchester, Charter Hall
• 13 March Peterborough, Cresset Theatre
• 18 March Porthcawl, Grand Pavilion
• 19 March Brecon, Theatr Brychienog

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