A FILM festival starring some of the world’s top adventurers as they embark on a number of mind-blowing journeys will make a whistle-stop tour of Swindon next week.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be at the Wyvern Theatre on Tuesday for an evening of short exhilarating adventure films as the festival visits over 50 towns across the country.

The short films, starring the world’s top adventurers on exciting journeys in mind-blowing destinations, are selected from hundreds of films entered into the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival held every year in the Canadian Rockies.

This year’s UK and Ireland tour includes 14 hugely diverse films, featuring everything from tales of high-adrenaline action to poignant environmental documentaries.

There is also a significant focus on women in adventure and the collection stars a number of UK adventurers, as well as athletes and escapades from all over the globe.

Tour director Nell Teasdale said he was excited to see the festival stop off in Swindon next week and hopes the town visit the Wyvern to support the film makers.

“It’s fantastic to be back with our biggest tour yet – a reflection of the enormous appetite for adventure that UK and Irish audiences have,” he added.

“The Banff Tour is more than a series of exhilarating film nights. Each screening offers a real sense of community, bringing together people with a wide range of outdoor passions. And we guarantee that viewers will leave with new enthusiasm and inspiration for their own adventures too.”

The films to be shown on the evening include one entitled Four Mums in a Boat.

The inspirational tale follows how four women from Yorkshire became the oldest all-female crew to row across any ocean, despite meeting a hurricane and losing power, water and their steering along the way.

Tickets for the evening cost £12.50 or £11.50 for concessions. For more information about the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, visit www.banff-uk.com/films.