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Bushcrafting Bank Holiday with Steve Backshall

Steve Backshall - Deadly 60 Presenter

I am extremely excited about journeying to wild Derbyshire and the Bushcraft Show, to share my adventures

When: 24-26 May 2014
Where: Catton Hall, Derbyshire

With just a week to go until The Bushcraft Show 2014, tickets are selling fast, especially with the new announcement that Steve Backshall, Deadly 60 Presenter is coming to The Bushcraft Show. Being one of the busiest presenters on television, the show organisers were thrilled to confirm his visit to the show once he was cleared of filming commitments. This Adventurer, Explorer, Author and Award Winning TV Presenter, best known for his popular Deadly 60 series will be on the main stage on Saturday 24th May at 3pm.

Steve Backshall will be speaking on the main stage about his expeditions to the world's wildest places, in search of dazzling natural spectacles. “Having travelled to the far corners of the world, I am extremely excited about journeying to wild Derbyshire and the Bushcraft Show, to share my adventures,” says Steve Backshall. “I’ve spent most of my adult life on expeditions, with months in tropical rainforest sheltered beneath leaky tarpaulin, climbing to the roof of the world in the high Himalayas, and living in every wild environment from the Arctic to the Antarctic. I’m no bushcraft expert, but can chat for Britain about wildlife, and the wild places of the world!"

There is also the chance in a lifetime experience to sit with Steve Backshall in a small group of 25 people on a ticket only basis as he shares his personal account of how his career all began. You can attend this intimate experience ensuring that you get to ask Steve your question, you will receive a signed copy of Steve’s Book and have the opportunity to have your photograph taken with him. Fifty percent of all profits from ticket sales will be donated to a Massai village in the Rift Valley, Kenya assisting with the provision of a school and educational supplies amongst other things. At the show you can meet a group of Massai dancers who will be dancing, sharing their culture and demonstrating their bead working skills.

The Bushcraft Show is set to entertain families and individuals of all ages in a celebration of all things bushcraft and outdoors over the May Bank Holiday weekend and Steve Backshall’s visit to The Bushcraft Show is hoped to further encourage children to explore the world outside their technological devices, showing them that the great outdoors can really be a wonderful playground for games and social activities.

You can hold the world’s most extreme animals in your hands, cuddle a cockroach, snuggle up to a snake and tame a tarantula, there’s Open Canoeing, Archery, Axe Throwing, Campfire Cookery, Tracking, Firelighting, Birds of Prey and Storytelling. And, that’s not all there is Woodland Games, Raku Pottery Firing, Whittling Sessions, Campfire Music, Low Ropes Course, Spoon Carving, Expedition Preparation, Competitions, Rifle Shooting, Flint Knapping, Game Preparation, Woodland Crafts and so much more! Add to this delicious locally sourced food, local ales, evening entertainment in the Tipi’s and an evening campfire surrounded by newfound friends.

“This year’s show is going to be hard to top!” says Simon Ellar show organiser, "Where else in the world can you meet and learn from leading bushcraft & survival experts, dance with Massai Warriors all the way from Kenya, have-a-go at numerous bushcraft and outdoors skills most of which most are included in the ticket price, meet liked minded folk, listen to Steve Backshall, Discovery Channel’s Cody Lundin, British canoeing legend Ray Goodwin, Expert Tracker David Scott-Donelan, SAS Survival Legend Lofty Wiseman and many other leading experts, all at the same place in one weekend? Only at The Bushcraft Show 2014 – it really is great value for money!”

The show is sponsored by a select number of outdoor companies whose support helps to make the show a great success, we express our thanks to this years sponsors; Woodland Ways, 1948 Original Equipment, Nordic Outdoor, Bear Grylls Craghoppers and Bushcraft & Survival Skills Magazine.

With only three days to try all the activities at the show, it is set to be a fun-filled weekend full of adventure and discovery!

Information about The Bushcraft Show – including: tickets, prices, timetables, accommodation, the full entertainment programme and details of the wonderful location are available at: www.TheBushcraftShow.co.uk or call 0333 4567 123 (option 2)

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Media contact: Olivia Beardsmore – olivia@bushcraftmagazine.com