New festival class appeals to Buxton poets and performers

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A new poetry class has been added to the line-up at May’s Buxton Music, Speech and Drama Festival.

The poem class, which will be open to all ages, will invite competitors to perform a new or existing poem about the town.

Entries for choirs, vocal, piano, instrumental, ensemble and drama classes are now open, with syllabus’ available from Buxton Library, Buxton Tourist Information Centre, the Green Man Gallery and at www.buxtonmsdfestival.co.uk. The closing date for postal entries is February 21.

Alternatively, entries can be handed in during a coffee and information morning at Buxton Methodist Church on Saturday February 28, between 11am and 1pm, when trophies should be returned. A collection of old programmes will also be on show.

The festival will be held on Friday May 1, Saturday May 2 and Saturday May 9.

For more details, call 01298 79038 or 07977 563 106, or email bmsdfestival@hotmail.com.