Category: People

Glossop Bookfest: cancellation

It is with great regret that the organisers have been forced to cancel the Bookfest scheduled for Saturday 6th July. There has been illness, but more seriously there has been a bereavement, and the principal organiser is therefore unable to continue with the considerable work required in setting up and directing the occasion. I'd have liked to run the show anyway, but I can't do it single-handedly.


Some of you have been generous enough to give prizes for the intended raffle. Please contact me and I will ensure that these donations are returned as soon as possible.

News From PB Theatricals Youth Theatre

Founded in 2009, PB Theatricals continues to give children and young people the opportunity to explore their creativity and confidence by casting, rehearsing and performing high quality Gilbert & Sullivan shows within a week.

This year, we begin our 11th season by taking on three new challenges with shows for people aged 10-18 (HMS Pinafore), 16-30 (The Gondoliers), and PB Theatricals veterans (Rarest of all Rarities at the Buxton Fringe).

From Carnegie Hall to Buxton: Plays About Paul Robeson and Anti-Colonial, Anti-Racist Struggles Return to Buxton Fringe, July 11, 12, 18 & 19 (Arts Derbyshire)

Buxton Fringe Welcomes Back Plays About Paul Robeson and Anti-Colonial, Anti-Racist Struggles, July 11, 12, 18 & 19

Rotunda Theatre is to play host to two one-man plays written and performed by British Nigerian actor and singer Tayo Aluko as part of the 40th Buxton Fringe, two years after Aluko's last performances there

Call Mr. Robeson

11 & 18 July

Major rebrand for popular venue, The Derby Conference Centre

The Derby Conference Centre is a stunning Grade II-listed building based in a central location in Derby. Due to unprecedented business growth and a desire to diversify, the centre has recently undergone a complete rebrand, incorporating a new website and logo, focusing on the initials DCC. Whilst the centre will maintain the name ‘The Derby Conference Centre’, the owners have made a conscious decision to make its logo more generic, moving the emphasis away from the term ‘Conference Centre’.


Sinfonia Viva Joins International Gender Balance Pledge

Sinfonia Viva, the Grammy-nominated East Midlands’ professional orchestra has joined an international pledge to gender parity.

Viva is one of more than 200 music organisations who have committed to the Keychange 50/50 pledge alongside organisations such as English National Opera and the Barbican.

Keychange is a pioneering international initiative, led by PRS Foundation and supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, which is empowering women to transform the future of the music industry to achieve a 50:50 balance by 2022.

Hardwick's first ever BioBlitz 28-29 June 2019

For those of you who aren’t aware, a BioBlitz is a great outdoor, family event where expert naturalists and members of the public work together to do a fast and intensive survey of all forms of life in a natural space. Hardwick’s BioBlitz event is a celebration of all things wild and is open to everyone to join in & help us to record as many wildlife species as possible during the 24 hour period.

Charmian Hughes: What-Not

A brand new comedy show from Best Comedy Nominee Buxton Fringe 2016

                            20th and 21st July 2019 at 8.30pm The Green Man Gallery

                                                Hardwick Square South, Buxton


                        What-Not: a word for things overlooked and abandoned

What-Not: a set of shelves for all your what-nots

What-Not: the word for people there isn’t a word for

Local Buxton REC Youth Theatre Company are taking THREE shows to the Buxton Festival Fringe

This year REC Youth Theatre will be returning to the Buxton Fringe Festival with three exciting shows!


‘SMALL FRY’ by Neil Duffield

Performed by our Young REC-ers (performers are 6-10 years of age)

Imagine a time and place where rules are simple and few: take what you want, trust no-one and all that matters is money. In this time and place of predators, scavengers and dragons, can the Small Frys beat the bullies and change the rules?
St Thomas More School 15, 16 Jul 5:30pm to 6:30pm


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