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Don’t miss out on any of Buxton International Festival’s fantastic events this weekend!

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!


Gypsy: A Musical Fable                                              7:15pm Buxton Opera House
Jay Phelps Quartet                                                                         8pm Palace Hotel

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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