The Midwinter Uplift is an all-day paragliding and hang gliding festival in Shrewsbury, Shropshire near the fabled British XC site of Long Mynd.
Taking place on Saturday 4 December the event is sponsored by XC Magazine & the Long Mynd Soaring Club and entertains a host of great speakers and the best flying films of the last year.
Headlining the films is Playgravity2, the winner of the Icare d’Or at the 2010 Coupe Icare film festival in St Hilaire. Click here to see the preview
Also showing is John Silvester’s classic Birdman of the Karakoram: tandem flying with the man himself at 7,000 m in Pakistan’s Karakoram mountains. Click here to see the preview
Path of the Condor: a beautiful film about flying with trained condors in the Andes.
Adrenaline & Turbulence: the acro extravaganza and 2009 winner of the Coupe d’Or that profiles Pal Takats and Gabor Kesi.
All these films are available from www.xcshop.com and will be on sale at the event.
Plus there’s a host of short films from the XC360 short film festival.
The lecture series includes:
XC Mag editor Ed Ewing on the best XC Mag stories of 2010.
Toby Colombe on flying big distances in the mountains and a world record tandem flight.
And Steve Nash & Gareth Aston vol biving in Mongolia.
Plus there’s a photo competition sponsored by XC Magazine with a prize of a year’s free subscription to XC magazine.
The Midwinter Uplift is in aid of the Midlands Air Ambulance, an important service to pilots flying at Long Mynd
Date: Saturday 4 December 2010 from 10.30 am to 9.30 pm
Location: The Gateway Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1NB Near to train station.
Parking – NCP Shrewsbury Station, Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY1 2DQ, about 150 metres.
Tickets £10 in advance £12.50 on the door
More info here.