Living quarter of an hour a way from Buxton means that it is very easy to get to the beautiful Opera House, and enjoy some of the great entertainment on offer there. One of these treats has been an annual Gilbert & Sullivan season in various forms in each of the last 25 years. This […]
This robin was performing above my head in the Ash Tree. You can listen to it here:
Enjoy the Christmas season in Buxton with a range of activities presented by various organisations. Click here to get an on-line version of the full details.
A video highlighting the development of the Crescent in Buxton has been launched by the Buxton Crescent Trust. The 5 minute film gives a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of the £50 million restoration of the Crescent showing the scale of the redevelopment and some of the beautiful features being restored, such as the Assembly Room. Featuring […]
Buxton is developing a permanent cinema in the Pavilion Gardens complex. Buxton’s Spa Cinema closed in 1986 and films have been shown in various locations since, with an active Film Society. Film fans wanting to see the latest films have had to travel though. Now a performance space in the Pavilion Arts Centre is being […]
Heritage Open Days in Buxton this week give a chance to explore some of the town’s historic sites, especially the buildings associated with its heyday as a spa town – which the developers of the Crescent hope to restore in part. There have been some very interesting talks to explain the development of Buxton put […]
Traditions thrive in Longnor. Longnor Wakes began on Sunday with a service of celebration in St.Bartholomew’s Church, with the Hollinsclough Silver Band playing. Then a procession through the village singing ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’ to the well, to bless the well, decorated with this year’s well dressing marking support for Manchester, symbolised by the bee and […]
The ‘Explore Buxton‘ website is an excellent place to start if you want to explore not just Buxton but this part of the Peak District. This is their pick of the best houses and stately homes to visit over the Christmas period, from wreath making and outdoor Christmas themed trails to the The Nutcracker and […]
We are looking forward to going to performances of some favourite Gilbert & Sullivan this week in Buxton. These are concert performances of HMS Pinafore and Iolanthe, and we have members of the Orchestra staying with us.
This week Shakespeare productions have been on virtual tour in the Peak District. We have seen two great productions from London and Stratford. On Wednesday it was Henry V starring Alex Hassell from the RSC at Stratford, which we saw at Tideswell Cinema. On Thursday, it was Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. We […]
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