To celebrate the Festival of the Outdoors, ShAFF has teamed up with The Outdoor City and youth hostelling charity YHA (England & Wales) to arrange a unique urban adventure for festival-goers, into the Victorian storm drain network underneath the city.
● ShAFF has teamed up with The Outdoor City and YHA to arrange a unique urban adventure for festival-goers, into the Victorian storm drain network
● Bringing the wild outdoors into the heart of the city, Sheffield Adventure Film Festival returns to the Showroom Cinema from 22-24 March
● ShAFF is screening a carefully curated 3-day programme of the latest outdoor adventure films, with more than 100 films across 5 big screens for 1 awesome weekend!
● Part of The Outdoor City Festival of the Outdoors, a month long celebration of Sheffield’s unique outdoor communities, promoting fun, adventure and participation
Urban caving, a unique chance to venture beneath Sheffield into the depths of the city
This year, ShAFF is part of The Outdoor City Festival of the Outdoors, a month long celebration of Sheffield’s unique outdoor communities, promoting fun, adventure and participation. To celebrate, ShAFF has teamed up with The Outdoor City and YHA to arrange a unique urban adventure into the Victorian storm drain network underneath the city. Back in the industrial revolution, Sheffield's rivers were built over and now run unseen beneath the city in a network of cavernous culverts. For this underground audio-visual spectacular ShAFF will be bringing along a pop-up screen and projector, allowing people to experience some of Sheffield’s hidden rivers, watch films in the Victorian storm drains, and learn about plans to start their rescue through a new, dedicated, charitable trust - Putting the Sheaf back in Sheffield. Guided by caving experts from YHA’s Castleton Youth Hostel in the Peak District over the ShAFF weekend, Urban Caving trips can be booked via the ShAFF website - but places are limited so be quick! https://shaff.co.uk/shaff19/urban-caving-shaff-sheffield
The 2019 ShAFF trailer
Every year the release of the ShAFF trailer signals the countdown to one of the main events of the year for Sheffield’s outdoor community. This year's trailer was edited by local filmmaker Joe Hides @joehidesuk, and features the track Cast Away by Sheffield band Liberty Ship.
ShAFF Festival Director Matt Heason says: “ShAFF is as much about the adventure as it is about the films, and whether you’re a seasoned explorer or just discovering your first taste of outdoor adventure we want to inspire you into action. This year we’re proud to be part of the Festival of the Outdoors as it showcases Sheffield and promotes fun, adventure and participation for all, and I’m really excited we’ve been able to team up with YHA and The Outdoor City to make our urban caving vision a reality. It’s a unique opportunity to venture into the depths of Sheffield that are normally out of bounds."
Presented in association with BMC, the full ShAFF 2019 programme and links to tickets can be viewed at the ShAFF website. Tickets are on sale now, and the British Mountaineering Council are celebrating their 75th birthday with 15% off all tickets for members. Can’t wait or want a taste of what to expect? Join us for our Best of ShAFF 2018 screening on 4 March, or if you can’t make the weekend we will host an early preview of the Best of ShAFF 2019 at Regather on 14 March and Cycle to the Cinema on 20 March.