Today at the Buxton Festival & Fringe - Saturday July 12

Buxton Opera House during the festival
Buxton Opera House during the festival

Listings for the Buxton Festival and Buxton Festival Fringe for Saturday July 12.


During opening hours (closed Mondays) DERBYSHIRE OPEN 2014: Buxton Museum & Art Gallery (7) (VA)

During opening hours (closed Mondays) TAKEN FROM THE LANDSCAPE: Kate Pheasey (7) (VA)

Daily 10:30am to 5:30pm WITHIN THE FRINGE: Buxton & High Peak Artists (86) (VA)

Daily (except July 25-27) 10:30am to 5:30pm SQUARE ROOTS: The Green Man Gallery (86) (VA)

Daily (except July 9-11) 9:30am to 5:00pm SEA FEVER: High Peak Artists (33f) (VA)


10:00am to 10:00pm - GRINLOW ART AND STORYTELLING TRAIL 2014: Local Artists, Makers and Creators (94) (VA)

10:30am to 11.30am JOHN JULIUS NORWICH (74) (L)

11:00am to 12:30pm - ACAPELLA AND CAKE: Ordsall Acapella Singers (55a) (M)

Noon to 1:00pm - THE LAWSON TRIO (74) (M)

Noon to 3:00pm - AMERICAN BLUEGRASS MUSIC: Aprille and the Shower (35) (M)

1:00pm to 2:00pm - GODFREY’S LAST STAND: Talking Stock Productions (10) (Th)

2:00pm to 3:00pm - LINDA COLLEY (74) (L)

2:00pm to 3:15pm - SIDEWAYS BAND: Sidewaysband (10) (M)

2:00pm to 4:00pm - BUXTON CARNIVAL FLOAT: Buxton Festival Fringe (Around the Town) (ST)

2:30pm to 3:15pm - MARK TWAIN’S THE DIARIES OF ADAM & EVE: Bern and Betsy Budd (10) (SW)

3:00pm to 4:30pm - ACAPELLA AND CAKE: Ordsall Acapella Singers (41) (M)

3:45pm to 5:00pm - ROOTS & FOLK WITH RAINTOWN SEERS: The Raintown Seers (10) (M)

4:00pm to 5:15pm - OUI CHEF!: Act-IV Theatre Company (31b) (Th)

4:30pm to 5:30pm - IRMA KURTZ (74) (L)

5:30pm to 6:15pm - INVISIBLE WOMAN: Maxine Jones (10) (C)

5:30pm to 6:30pm - THE CHAIRS: JM Youth Productions (55a) (Th)

6:00pm to 7:00pm - ABSOLUTE IMPROV!: To Be Continued (10) (C)

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

6:15pm to 6:45pm PRE-OPERA TALK (74) (O)

7:00pm to 8:00pm - THE CHAIRS: JM Youth Productions (55a) (Th)

7:00pm to 8:00pm - NATHAN CASSIDY: DATE OF DEATH (PREVIEW): The Rat Pack Productions Ltd / Nathan Cassidy (10) (C)

7:00pm to 9:00pm - FAIRFIELD MUSIC FESTIVAL: St Peter’s Church, Fairfield (42a) (M)

7:15pm to 10:00pm - THE JACOBIN (8) (O)

* 7:30pm to 8:15pm - SOLDIERING ON by Alan Bennett: library theatre touring company (55b) (Th)

* 7:30pm to 8:30pm - HIS LETTERS: Dreamshed Theatre (55c) (Th)

7:30pm to 8:30pm - MORGAN & WEST: PARLOUR TRICKS: Corrie Mcguire for Objective Talent Presents (74a) (C)

7:30pm to 8:30pm - OLIVER MEECH: WHEN MAGIC & SCIENCE COLLIDE 2.0: Oliver Meech (10) (C)

* 7:30pm to 9:00pm - PHILLIPA & WILL ARE NOW IN A RELATIONSHIP. THE WAKE: Freerange (21) (Th)

* 7:30pm to 9:15pm - LIVE MUSIC WITH TRACE TAYLOR & BAND: Trace & The Trees (62) (M)

* 7:30pm to 9:30pm - ORCHESTRA CONCERT: High Peak Orchestra (40) (M)

8:30pm to 9:30pm - STORIES ABOUT LOVE, DEATH AND A RABBIT: Samantha Mann (10) (C)

9:00pm to 10:10pm - FASHIONABLY LATE: Ginny Davis Productions (10) (Th)

9:00pm to 10:30pm - JOE STILGOE & NATALIE WILLIAMS (33 Cafe) (M)

9:30pm to 11:00pm - THE ELEPHANT MAN: Hasland Theatre Company (74a) (Th)

10:00pm to 11:00pm - TOAST WITH RUTH E COCKBURN: Ruth E Cockburn (10) (C)

10:30pm to 11:30pm - ABSOLUTE IMPROV!: To Be Continued (10) (C)

Events listed in bold are official Festival events, booking line through the Opera House: 0845 127 2190 or Events listed in italics are in both the Festival and the Fringe.

Fringe events marked * denote advanced bookings can be made from the Opera House Box Office 0845 127 2190 or online at


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); L (Literature)

S/O denotes Sold Out. NB 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

31 Old Hall Hotel

32 The Palace Hotel

33 Pavilion Gardens

34 Poole’s Cavern

35 The Railway

40 St John’s Church

41 St Mary’s Church

42 St Peter’s Church

44 Lee Wood Hotel

45 Trinity Church

53 Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton, SK17 6UL

55 United Reformed Church

62 Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills, SK22 4BH

70 Buckingham Hotel

74 Arts Centre

86 Green Man Gallery

94 Grinlow Woods - at Poole’s Cavern

95 9 Wye Head, Buxton SK17 9AG

96 St Thomas More School

99 The Market Place

Visitors are advised to check on the website: or with the Fringe Information Desk 01298 73461 where possible. For the Festival see or the Festival Office 01298 70395.