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The Storm Officer - tour dates July/ October 2018

Wild storms, hurricanes and extreme flooding, The Storm Officer tells the tale of one town’s struggle when faced with the realities of extreme weather and the impact of climate change. Inspired by real-life stories of Storm Desmond (2015), and tales of extreme, bizarre and dramatic weather events from the last thousand years, The Storm Officer invites you on a journey of discovery. Exploring what it means to still call somewhere home in the face of adversity.

Fate of iconic Peak District bird hangs in the balance

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.

The writer stopped working at the BBC Natural History Unit to track down the truth behind catastrophic population figures which point to the extinction of the curlew from the UK.

Prestigious Buxton Festival chosen to help music charity celebrate 70 years

Care homes will provide their residents with front row seats during this year’s Buxton International Festival thanks to a charity dedicated to taking live music to people in healthcare.

Music in Hospitals & Care picked the Festival as one of the 70 events chosen nationwide to celebrate its 70th anniversary of using music to raise sprits, reduce stress and bring pleasure to sick and vulnerable adults, children and their families.

Buxton resident Fiona McIntosh, who is one of the charity’s trustees, is hoping that all care homes in Buxton will benefit from the project.

Oh what a perfect day: afternoon tea in an English country garden with a brass band

One of the oldest brass bands in the world is teaming up with the Friends of Buxton Festival to create a perfect English afternoon of music and food.

Buxton-based Burbage Brass Band, founded in 1861 to teach music free of charge, will march down a country lane from its headquarters to the home of former Friends Chairman Louise Potter where guests can enjoy afternoon tea in her English country garden.

The fund-raising garden party at 2.30pm on June 24 will feature a medley of music from the Band’s repertoire which includes, marches, opera, ballads and film scores.

Pomegranate Youth Theatre and Gekkota Arts

Do you know the stories of the local women who fought for your vote? The women who used their experience of fighting for workers' rights to help galvanise women across the country? It's time we put them on the map. Come and help us do this as part of NOT WORDS, an HLF funded project which uncovers Derbyshire women and their stories.

Come along to the following free workshops


The Tinderbox Performing Arts centre

The Tinderbox Performing Arts Summer Schools

Musical Theatre School

Rehearse and perform a musical in 3 days

Wed 25th July -Fri 27th July 10-3pm

For 8-18 year olds - £65


Drama School

For budding actors and musicians

Wed 29th -Fri 31st August 10-3pm

For 8-18 year olds - £65 (individual days available)


Arts Festival 2018- Chesterfield College

Chesterfield Collage announce the schedule for their 2018 Arts Festival set to take place in June. From film to photography, ceramics to fashion, the event is a real celebration of everything creative.

If you'd like to book a school visit please email and we will arrange for you.

Here is a quick rundown of what's happening at this year's festival:


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