Story told by many groups

BUXTON’S Pavilion Arts Centre will host the first ever performance of the Youth Arts Network High Peak on Friday October 28, at 7.30pm.

The show will see groups of young people from Chinley, Chapel-en-le-Frith, the Hope Valley, New Mills and Buxton come together to share and collaborate on a weird and wonderful story.

Starting with the same storyline, each group has been working separately in one art form, including drama, music, lantern making and projected visuals. During the October half-term, they will all meet for the first time, to share their scenes, songs and film clips – and to create one show.

The Youth Arts Network was launched at the beginning of 2011, as a forum to promote groups, share resources and expertise and to create working links between groups. With the support of Arts Council England, High Peak Community Arts and Buxton Opera House, this performance is their first collaboration.

Working with Derbyshire Youth Service, New Mills School, Hope Valley College, Residents of Fairfield Association, Fairfield Children’s Centre and Funny Wonders, they will pilot the benefits of working together to see what could be done in the future.

The network can be found on Facebook and at

Free tickets to attend the performance can be ordered from the Buxton Opera House box office on 0845 127 2190. Anyone who sees the performance is urged to go online and submit feedback.