The recent death of Malcolm Fraser one of the founders of the Buxton Festival, has set me thinking about my experience of the early days of the festival.
Being as I went to University in Manchester and had relatives living in Stockport, visits to Buxton were quite common. So the Buxton Festival was of great interest. The Festival was founded by in 1979 by Anthony Hose (then head of music at Welsh National Opera) and Malcolm Fraser (who lectured at the Royal Northern College of Music).
Richard Strauss - Intermezzo Buxton Festival 2012 with Stephen Gadd and Janis Kelly To the Houses of Parliament yesterday (17 April 2013) for 2013 Buxton Festival launch, which took place in the Terrace Room, with its glorious views... Read Post
Buxton Well Dressing This week is the 87th Buxton Well Dressing Festival. The festival was established in 1840 but the tradition of well dressing dates back at least to the medieval period. It is a curiously Derbyshire Peak District... Read Post