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Buxton Festival’s New Literary Weekend 31st October – 2nd November 2014
Buxton Festival is delighted to announce their new Literary Weekend featuring renowned speakers will take place from Friday 31 till Sunday 2 November in the Pavilion Arts Centre. Events on Friday include a captivating talk by journalist and broadcaster Kirsty Wark and an entertaining evening show by radio and TV star Nicholas Parsons. Leading 60’s model Sandra Howard discusses high society in Kennedy’s America on Saturday morning followed by international bestselling author Jung Chang who will discuss her latest book on the fascinating Empress Dowager Cixi at 12 noon followed by Jonathan Aitken’s insider view of Margaret Thatcher’s story at 2pm.
For further details and to book tickets please visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk
Buxton Spa Prize
The Old Hall Hotel is delighted to be a major sponsor of the ‘Buxton Spa Prize’, a unique ‘en plein air’ art competition new for 2014.
Almost 70 artisits are producing over 100 pieces of work to be shown in an exhibition running between 12th September – 12th October in Buxton’s Green Man Gallery.
For more information please visit www.Buxtonspaprize.co.uk
A Special Lindy Hop Dinner and Dance at the Old Hall Hotel
Go back to the jazzy heights of the 1940′s with the Old Hall Hotel’s spectacular Lindy Hop Night.
The American dance craze featuring jazz, tap, breakaway and Charleston moves is back for one night.
Taking place on the 24th October from 7pm, you can enjoy a demonstration and class from the legendary Sharon and Mark Eyles from Derby Jive coupled with some delicious old school local food and a 1940′s cocktail.
Tickets £25.00 per person
Call 01298 22841 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The Great Dome Art Fair
19th and 20th July 2014 10am – 4.30pm at the Devonshire Dome – University of Derby, Buxton
Browse and buy from a huge range of outstanding art and design direct from Peak District Artisan Members at our award winning annual exhibition. There will be free illustrated talks and demos, a young artist of the year competition plus much more.
Buxton Wells Dressing
Sunday 6th July – Monday 14th July 2014
The custom of Well Dressing in Buxton started in 1840, as a thanks to the Duke of Devonshire who had piped a supply of fresh drinking water to the Higher Buxton Well on the Market Place. It was sometime later, in 1864 before the Pump Room near St Ann’s Well in the Crescent was also decorated. Apart from a break which lasted from 1912 until 1925 this traditional custom has continued to the present day.