Sheffield’s adventurers, literary lovers and family thrill seekers are in for a treat at The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival.

Two packed days will see outdoor lovers immersed in literature, film, photography and children’s activities at Sheffield’s Central Library on Friday 3 June and Saturday 4 June.

Free and ticketed events take place across the two days with highlights including talks from award-winning film-maker, writer and Everest climber, Matt Dickinson, and a screening of the best from this year’s Sheffield Adventure Film Festival.

Events are running for families, adventurers, visitors to the city, book worms and film lovers. For more information and to book places visit:

Councillor Jack Scott, cabinet member for community services and libraries at Sheffield City Council, said: “This is a massive event for the library planned to inspire and enthral people who love adventure and the great outdoors.

“Sheffield is The Outdoor City because of our unique proximity between city living and outdoor escapes. We are one of the largest cities in the UK, with the Peak District National Park within our boundaries and 80 public parks on our doorstep! We are known internationally as the climbing capital of the UK and we have fantastic walk, run, cycle and mountain bike communities.

“We wanted to put on an event that celebrates and feeds the enthusiasm for outdoor adventure in Sheffield. There’s something for families, adventurers, visitors to the city, book worms and film lovers alike. We can’t wait to host this here at the library.”