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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 tradition, whereby wells are celebrated by having decorations made of flowers and other natural objects assembled like mosaics with striking pictures.
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Buxton Festival - postcard

Music / Classical : Planet Hugill (2 years ago)

Buxton Opera House For the next few days I am based in Buxton, attending five operas (including one double bill); three productions by the festival itself and two visiting productions. The festival, which was founded in 1979, is bas... Read Post

HUNGARIAN DANCES, Buxton Festival on Sunday

Music / Classical : Jessica Duchen's Classical Music Blog (2 years ago)

If you're anywhere near the Peak District this weekend, do come along to our Hungarian Dances Concert of the Novel at the Buxton Festival.I read extracts of my novel, and the fabulous duo of violinist Bradley Creswick (leader of the... Read Post

Buxton Festival 2015

Music / Classical : Planet Hugill (2 days ago)

For the 2015, the Buxton Festival is returning to its roots. The first festival in 1979 opened with Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor conducted by Anthony Hose and directed by Malcolm Fraser (the festival's founders); this was the fir... Read Post


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