17th May, 2019

Why do we embrace discomfort and risk? What drives us to get too cold and too tired, to overcome fears, in the name of adventure?

The Buxton Adventure Film Festival on the 4th June presents an evening in conversation with OSS founder, Kate Rew, talking about what makes a good swim, and a good adventure and where the outdoor swimming movement goes next. During the evening Kate’s new short film ‘Chasing the Sublime’ will be screened, a mesmeric look at the physicality of long distance cold water swimming by award winning director Amanda Bluglass.

Kate will be interviewed by Natasha Brooks, a film maker, photographer and visual artist based in North Wales and the Peak District. Natasha is also a keen surfer, swimmer and freediver, using her experiences in these activities to feed into her creative works.

Come and join Natasha to hear the tales she brings to you from the deep as she takes you on a visual tour from the underworld and beyond. From the roaring oceans to serine crystal mountain lakes with all the wildlife encounters, hypothermia, and breath holds along the way. Hear how and why she recently became the first person to swim across the treacherous Bardsey straight without the aid of a wetsuit and why all the effort and discomfort is well worth it!

Buxton Adventure Festival, Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton
An evening in conversation with Kate Rew, Tuesday 4 Jun, 7:30pm

Find further information and tickets here.