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.
Buxton Festival Fringe is now in its 33rd year. It runs in parallel to the main festival and, just as the festival has grown so has the fringe. This year there are 170 or so events running from 4 to 22 July. The events are in the us... Read Post
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
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