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High Peak support service for elderly and vulnerable people is proving huge success

Sunday, 02 December, 2018

A High Peak resident who’s being supported by a free local service after leaving hospital says volunteers are “kind, helpful and caring.”

Counting down to Countdown host’s arrivalou

Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Buxton International Festival is counting down to November 24 when Nick Hewer, star of TV’s Countdown and The Apprentice, comes to the Pavilion Arts Centre to talk about the ups and spectacular downs of British celebrity life.

Arts funding birthday boost

Sunday, 12 August, 2018

Derbyshire County Council’s Buxton Museum and Art Gallery is teaming up with a group of artists to celebrate its 125th birthday.
The 12-month project, called BM125, is funded by a National Lottery grant of just over £70,000 from Arts Council England and will see artists exploring the museum’s collection for inspiration. 
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Talking Newspaper Conference

By Amanda Barton on Wednesday, 08 August, 2018

Chapel-en-le-Frith based volunteers from Buxton Talking Newspapers were delighted to host their first ever conference for the Talking Newspapers Federation in June.

Fate of iconic Peak District bird hangs in the balance

Friday, 29 June, 2018

Author Mary Colwell will re-live her 500-mile trek in search of clues to the growing threats facing one of the Peak District’s best-loved wild birds when she appears in Buxton International Festival’s book series on July 22.

Opera House setting for early-evening prelude to Festival

By Matthew Corrigan on Tuesday, 05 June, 2018

Buxton's splendid Opera House was the setting for an early-evening prelude to the 2018 Buxton International Festival, which this year runs between 6th and 22nd of July.

Lessons of history predict happiness for Meghan and Harry

Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle should have a happy marriage if the lessons of history are anything to go by, says author Anne de Courcy, who is coming to Buxton International Festival to talk about her book on American millionairesses marrying into British nobility. 

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Outgoing Festival artistic director praised for boosting Buxton

Sunday, 15 April, 2018

Buxton International Festival’s outgoing Artistic Director Stephen Barlow has been praised for bringing worldwide acclaim to the annual celebration of opera, music and books.

Sophie Rides the Waves of Success

Wednesday, 28 March, 2018

Sophie Kennerk, aged 21, has carved a successful career on-board Steiner Cruise ships following competing against hair & beauty students across the country.

Helping High Peak commemorate WW1 centenary

Sunday, 18 March, 2018

This November people across the UK will come together to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War – and the Borough Council is offering grants to High Peak towns and parishes to mark this nationally and internationally important anniversary.