Adventure film festival to raise cash for college

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action is guaranteed when a North Derbyshire school stages its own annual film festival.

The event, at Hope Valley College on Saturday, February 9, will showcase adventure documentaries from across the UK, with two ‘cinemas’ running throughout the day.

The day will also be packed with family activities, including indoor caving, a bouldering competition and slacklines, and time trials on the college’s mountain bike track.

The fourth annual festival, which raises funds for building maintenance at the college, also features a film-making contest.

Neil McAdie, organiser, said: “This year promises to be an exciting occasion for families and adventure pursuit enthusiasts.

“The range of films and activities on offer provides something for everybody and with all proceeds going towards improving facilities at the college, it is a superb opportunity to have a fun day, while also supporting the community.”

An attraction this year will be an evening lecture by climber Tom Randall and ex-Hope Valley student Pete Whittaker revealing the intense training required for them to make the first ascent of Century Crack in the USA.

Tickets are priced £10 for adults and £5 for under 18s, while under-fives go free. Tickets for the evening lecture are available for £6.50.