Buxton International Festival starts today!
We’ve got a packed opening weekend, from opera seria to opera buffa, taking in politics, trumpets, gospel music, architecture and jazz.
Don’t miss out!
Women of Note Walk 11:30am Meet outside the Old Hall Hotel
Ben Tarlton 12pm St. John’s Church
Charles Owen 3pm St. John’s Church
Ian Shaw and Guy Barker 3pm Palace Hotel
Simon Jenkins 4pm Pavilion Arts Centre
La donna del lago 7:15pm Buxton Opera House
Swingtime Big Band 7:30pm Pavilion Arts Centre
Graham Clark Quartet 10:30pm Palace Hotel
Karen Lloyd, Tim Birkhead and Mark Cocker 10am Pavilion Arts Centre
Solus Trumpet Ensemble 12pm St. John’s Church
Rory Stewart 12:30pm Buxton Opera House
The Impossible Gentlemen 3pm Palace Hotel
Wildlife Walk with Mark Cocker 3:30pm Meet at the junction of
Corbar Road and Lightwood Road
Gypsy: A Musical Fable 7:15pm Buxton Opera House
Dave Hassell’s Hydra 10:30pm Palace Hotel
Festival Mass 11am St. John’s Church
AMC Gospel Choir 12:30pm Palace Hotel
Viva la Diva 2pm Buxton Opera House
Xhosa Cole Quartet 3:30pm Palace Hotel
Women of Note Walk 3:30pm Meet outside the Old Hall Hotel
Our Future in Your Hands 6pm St. John’s Church
Clare Teal and her Sextet 8pm Buxton Opera House
Kirk McElhinney Trio 10:30pm Palace Hotel
Saturday 9th is Buxton Carnival, so there will be road closures in the centre of town between 1 pm and 4 pm. If you are travelling by car to any of our events on Saturday afternoon, please leave plenty of time and consider which route you are planning to take. Parking will be difficult, and you may have to park further away and walk to the venue.
The Buxton Weather website keeps a regularly updated traffic report and has information on which roads will be closed on the day.
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