Thursday, 27 June 2013


National Trust Press Release
Pedal to the Peak District for a night of film-based fun at Longshaw

The National Trust's Moorland Discovery Centre, at Longshaw near Hathersage, and Heason Events ( - Peak District based organisers of the annual Sheffield Adventure Film Festival and Buxton Adventure Festival – have launched a new series of film screenings with a difference – the first was a huge success and the second event is fast approaching -  on Tuesday July 2, 7.30 – 10pm.

Tuesday’s show features two films with a shared spirit of adventure; North of the Sun, and Oil & Water Project.  Oil & Water Project tells of the adventures of Seth Warren and Tyler Bradt, two friends and world-class kayakers who drove, petroleum-free, over 21,000 miles down the Pan-American Highway in a retro-fitted bio-diesel Japanese fire truck named "Baby". The film captures their passion for sustainable living practices and the humor they maintained in the face of many challenges along the way.  North Of The Sun follows two Norwegian friends who have a crazy idea about building a beach hut north of the arctic circle and spending the winter living off flotsam and jetsam.  Extreme beach-combing, stunning cinematography and a cabin Bilbo Baggins would be proud to call home. 

As the title suggests, cyclists are encouraged to take on the challenge of pedalling to the beautiful countryside venue to watch the rolling programme of films, promoting both adventure and sustainability.  The venture is a partnership between Heason Events, the National Trust in the Peak District and the University of Derby, who will have bike-maintenance help on hand to get your bike fixed while watching the film, as well as cake and drinks on offer.

There are tickets currently on sale for three future screenings, and further information can be found here:, (Tues 2 July screening). Tickets cost £6 or £8 with coffee & cake.

Helen Tuck, Visitor Experience Manager with the National Trust in the Peak District says, “We are really excited to be a part of this exciting venture in partnership with Heason events, which celebrates and encourages cycling and brings people out to Longshaw, one of our most beautiful places in the Peak District and just 7 miles from Sheffield, and with the added bonus that for most people it will be down hill all the way home!”

Matt Heason, event organiser says: "The first night was a sell out, with most people arriving to the centre by leg-power for the chance to watch adventure films in a stunning place.  If there are any aspiring adventure film-makers out there, I'm keen to showcase local talent with shorts ahead of the main bill so please do get in touch."

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