Today at the Buxton Festival & Fringe - Friday July 17

Festival season in Buxton. Photo: Mohamed El-Fatih.
Festival season in Buxton. Photo: Mohamed El-Fatih.

Listings for the Buxton Festival and Buxton Festival Fringe for Friday July 17.


Daily 9:30am to 4:30pm DERBYSHIRE STONE: High Peak Artists (33f) (VA)

During opening hours (closed Mondays) THE DERBYSHIRE OPEN 2015: Buxton Museum & Art Gallery (7) - Visual Arts

During opening hours (closed Mondays) THE HIGH LINES: Brian Adams (7) (VA)

Friday July 17

9:00am to 10:00am - PETER STANFORD (21) (B)

9:30am to 5:00pm - MAKING YOUR GARDEN GROW CELEBRATION/EXHIBITION: High Peak Community Arts (33j) (VA)

9:30am to 5:00pm - THE SPRINGS STORY SHOP AND BOOK SWAP: The Springs (38b) (OE)

9:30am to 5:30pm - ARTO FUNDUKLIAN - HIS PERSONAL CHOICE: Buxton Museum & Art Gallery (7) (VA)

10:15am to 11:15am - PENNY JUNOR (8) (B)

10:30am to 5:00pm - CHELMORTON FESTIVAL: Chelmorton Village Festival (80) (OE)

10:30am to 5:30pm - FRAGILE DREAMS IN SOLID STONE: The Green Man Gallery (86) (VA)

12:00pm to 1:00pm - MEI YI FOO (PIANO) (74) (M)

2:00pm to 3:00pm - KEN HOWARD & HAROLD RILEY (74) (B)

2:00pm to 2:30pm - FRINGE READINGS: Buxton Festival Fringe (31) (SW)


2:45pm to 3:30pm - THE RAVEN: Lady M Youth Theatre (10) (Th)

3:00pm to 3:30pm - FRINGE READINGS: Buxton Festival Fringe (31) (SW)

3:15pm to 4:15pm - ELEANOR TURNER (HARP) (40) (M)

4:00pm to 5:00pm - REDACTION: Shadow Syndicate (10) (Th)

4:30pm to 5:30pm - GORDON CORERA (74) (B)

5:00pm to 5:30pm - FRINGE AT FIVE: Buxton Festival Fringe (33a) (ST)

5:30pm to 6:30pm - SAM DUNKLEY: Performing Arts etc (10) (M)

5:45pm to 7:00pm - M.A.I.R.O.U.L.A.: Sturgeon’s Law (10) (Th)

6:00pm to 6:10pm - A SONG AT SIX (33 - Bandstand) (M)

6:00pm to 7:00pm - THE GHOSTHUNTERS’ CLUB: Cul-de-sac theatre (11) (Th)

6:00pm to 7:00pm - THE SHAKESPEARE JUKEBOX: Buxton Drama League (8) (ST)

6:15pm to 6:45pm - PRE-OPERA TALK (8) (O)

7:00pm to 8:00pm - STORIES ABOUT LOVE, DEATH AND A RABBIT: Charles Adrian Gillott as Ms Samantha Mann (10) (C) 
7:15pm to 10:00pm HALF THE SKY: Void Productions & Mighty Limey (55a) (SW)

7:30pm to 8:10pm - A CREAM CRACKER UNDER THE SETTEE by Alan Bennett: library theatre touring company * (55b) (Th)

7:30pm to 8:15pm - COZY: Colin & Yozy (10) (Da)

7:30pm to 8:30pm - EVENING SOLO ‘CELLO RECITAL: Melanie Dawn Jones, Cello (41) (M)

7:30pm to 8:45pm - OTHELLO: AN ALL-FEMALE PRODUCTION: Smooth Faced Gentlemen (74a) (Th)

7:30pm to 8:45pm - SOUNDS OF SIXTIES CELLULOID: Hawthorne Clark (21) (M) *

7:30pm to 9:15pm - AN EVENING WITH AFRICA’S LADY OF SONG : Margaret Ferguson, acc. by Jonathan Ellis (6a) (M) *

7:30pm to 9:30pm - PARTITA: EARLY MUSIC CONCERTS: Partita (40) (M)

7:15pm to 9:45pm - GIOVANNA D’ARCO (8) (O)

7:30pm to 10:00pm - SUMMER CONCERT: Derbyshire City and County Youth Orchestra (33d) (M)

8:00pm to 9:00pm - SERIOUSLY FUNNY: Dreamshed Theatre (55c) (Th) *

8:00pm to 10:00pm - AN EVENING OF MILDLY AMUSING WICKEDLY LYRICAL SONG: Sideways and Serrated (22) (M)

9:00pm to 10:00pm - RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW IMPRO: Performing Arts etc (10) (C)

9:00pm to 10:30pm - THE JAMES PEARSON TRIO FEATURING LIZZIE BALL (33 - Cafe) (M)

9:30pm to 11:30pm - MUSIC ON TAP: Tap House - Buxton Brewery (23) (M)

10:30pm to 11:30pm - BEASTS: Beasts Comedy (10) (C)

10:30pm to 11:30pm - JULIET MEYERS: NONE OF THE ABOVE: Juliet Meyers (10) (C)

Events listed in bold are official Festival events, booking line through the Opera House on 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonfestival.co.uk.

Events listed in bold italics are in both the Festival and the Fringe.

Fringe events marked * denote advanced bookings can be made from the Opera House Box Office on 0845 127 2190 or online at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk. Letters in brackets refer to categories.


Th (Theatre); M (Music);

C (Comedy); Da (Dance);

V (Visual Arts); F (Film);

FF (For Families); SW (Spoken Word); OE (Other Events/Special Festival events); O (Opera); B (Books). S/O denotes sold out. NB: This is based on available information at time of going to press; other shows may also have sold out.


02 Buxton Community School

04 University of Derby Buxton (Dome)

06 Buxton Methodist Church

07 Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

08 Buxton Opera House/ Forecourt

10 Underground Venues

11 Scrivener’s Bookshop

21 Old Clubhouse

22 Hydro Restaurant and Bar

23 Buxton Tap House

28 Town Hall Piazza

31 Old Hall Hotel

32 The Palace Hotel

33 Pavilion Gardens

34 Poole’s Cavern

35 The Railway

38 The Springs Shopping Centre

40 St John’s Church

41 St Mary’s Church

45 Trinity Church

46 The Source

53 Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton SK17 6UL

55 United Reformed Church

62 Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills SK22 4BH

66 The Packhorse Inn, Crowdecote SK17 0DB

74 Arts Centre/Studio

86 Green Man Gallery

91 Lee Wood Hotel

94 Grinlow Woods - at Poole’s Cavern

96 St Thomas More School

Visitors are advised to check on the website www.buxtonfringe.org.uk or with the Fringe Information Desk 01298 73461 where possible. For the Festival see www.buxtonfestival.co.uk or the Festival Office 01298 70395.