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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.

Buxton inspires world of music

Thursday, 08 March, 2018

Buxton has been praised by one of the country’s top orchestras for helping to inspire generations of musicians.

Buxton & Leek College wins Successful bid for 2.5 Million of European Social Funding

Sunday, 28 January, 2018

Buxton & Leek College, as part of the Skills Staffordshire Consortium, has been awarded a share of 2.5 million pounds of European Social Funding for training needs in Staffordshire.

Sensational Salsa dances into the new year in style!

Sunday, 14 January, 2018

Sensational Salsa will be starting its new season with a Sensational two-for-one offer for newcomers.

The friendly dance classes will start afresh on Tuesday January 16th upstairs at The Old Clubhouse, Buxton, with beginners from 7.30pm to 8.30pm and…

Sea Cadet Earns High Status Appointment

By Dianne Boardman on Tuesday, 07 November, 2017

A Sea Cadet from Glossop has just taken up a prestigious post as the Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for Greater Manchester, which means he will be involved in Royal Family and other ceremonial visits. Jack Godfrey, 17, is the first Royal Marine Cadet to be appointed to the post in 10 years and has already assisted at Manchester Cathedral at a service for Veterans where he met Prince Andrew.

Musical milestone celebrated by 'scratch' choirs

Sunday, 22 October, 2017

It was 50 years ago this summer that The Beatles released their ground-breaking album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - a pop music milestone celebrated in New Mills and Buxton by 'scratch' choirs who had just a few hours to rehearse.

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