This September Buxton Adventure Festival (BAF) brings an all-inspiring line-up of top female adventurers

On 21 September,  monthly mini-festival BAF will see octogenarian touring cyclist, adventurer and author Dervla Murphy in conversation with award winning documentary film maker Claire Carter.

Dervla published her first book in 1965 after a cycling trip through Europe, Iran, Afghanistan and India. More than 50 years later, she has authored more than 20 titles, achieving worldwide praise and numerous awards. She continues to travel the world and remains passionate about politics, conservation, bicycling and beer.

Claire Carter, co-director of multi-award winning film Operation Moffatt, will be the support speaker as well as quizzing Dervla on her adventure-packed life.


The mini-festival will be rounded off with a showing of Come on Eileen, a film on the life on Eileen Sheridan, one of Britain’s greatest cyclists, who defied the odds to become a professional in the 1950s, setting records that stood for decades.

Finally, self-proclaimed obsessive swimmer and photographer, Vivienne Rickman-Poole will present an audiovisual show of her adventures swimming in the lakes of Snowdonia in all seasons. Rain, shine, snow or ice, Vivienne’s wild swimming has drawn the attention of local, national and international press, featuring in the Guardian, on the BBC and other media.

The event takes place at 7:30pm on Wednesday, 21st September 2016, at the Buxton Opera House, in the heart of the Peak District. 

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