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Jasmin Paris running - web 13th Dec 2016 Ultra-runner Jasmin Paris headlines BAF – 11 Jan 2017

RECORD breaking ultra-runner Jasmin Paris will headline the first Buxton Adventure Festival event of 2017 – on Wednesday, 11th January. Jasmin shattered numerous long distance running records in 2016, among them...

Sean Conway credit Martin Hartley 28th Nov 2016 Buxton Adventure Festival announces 2017 line-up

THE 2017 line-up of adventurous entertainment has been announced by the Buxton Adventure Festival – following a successful first year in the new monthly format. Headline speakers include ultrarunners Jasmin Paris and...

Colin Prior Rab 17th Oct 2016 World renowned photographer headlines BAF – 16 Nov

ONE of the world’s great landscape photographers, Colin Prior will headline the Buxton Adventure Festival (BAF) on Wednesday, 16th November.  Colin is renowned for his vast, sweeping panoramas from around the globe,...

Dervla and Wurzel, 2011, Paddy Barker, The Irish  Examiner 19th Sep 2016 UPDATE: Dervla Murphy - 21 Sept

Over the weekend, we received the disappointing news that Dervla, who is 85 years old and has a disintegrating spine, will not be able to make it in person to her interview on Wednesday night. Her doctor has put her...

Graeme Obree 9th Sep 2016 Flying Scotsman Graeme Obree headlines BAF in October

International superstar of cycling Graeme Obree will headline the October 2016 Buxton Adventure Festival. Nicknamed The Flying Scotsman, Graeme twice broke the world hour record, covering more than 50km on both...

Dervla at the Old Market, 2011, Paddy Barker, The Irish  Examiner 2 14th Jul 2016 BAF restarts in Sept with all-star female line-up

THE NEW format Buxton Adventure Festival (BAF) will restart after a short summer break with an all-inspiring line-up of top female adventurers. On 21st September, the monthly mini-festival will see octogenarian touring...

Sarah hands in air kayak finish Tower Bridge 2015 16th May 2016 Round-the-world in an evening with Sarah Outen

ADVENTURER Sarah Outen MBE spent over four years rowing, cycling and kayaking 25,000 miles around the globe on her London2London: Via the World expedition. On 15th June 2016, Sarah will take to the Buxton Adventure...

Andy Kirkpatrick 670 5th May 2016 Andy Kirkpatrick at the Buxton Adventure Festival

WINTER and big wall climber Andy Kirkpatrick will bring his own brand of comedic storytelling to the Buxton Adventure Festival on 18th May 2016. After selling out dates across the UK, his acclaimed show Cold Mountain...

Aleksander Kashefi-Mofrad 14th Apr 2016 Some Great Feedback

Received some great feedback from last night's talk (Finlay Wild & Aleksander Kashefi-Mofrad) this morning in an email from the venue and thought I would share:   Duty Manager’s observations:  “Finley Wild Made...

Finlay Wild after record october 2013 15th Mar 2016 Hill running champion headlines Buxton Adventure Festival

Top UK hill runner Finlay Wild will take to the stage at the Buxton Adventure Festival to share his love of the Cuillin of Skye, which lead to his record-breaking sub three-hour traverse of the famous 22-peak ridgeway.  ...