Today at the Buxton Festival & Fringe - Sunday July 17

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

Sunday, 17th July 2016, 12:38 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:02 pm
The Fringe desk outside Buxton Opera House, a host of Buxton Festival performances. Photo: Donald Judge.


9:30am to 4:30pm - THE WILD PEAK: High Peak Artists (33f) (V)

10:00am to 11:00am - ANDREW DICKSON (33d) (B)

10:00am to 5:00pm - THE GREAT DOME ART FAIR: Peak District Artisans (4c) (V)

10:30am to 4:30pm - EXPECTATIONS: Louise Jannetta Fine Art (14) (V)

10:30am to 5:00pm - THE DERBYSHIRE OPEN 2016: Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (7) (V)

10:30am to 5:00pm - THE WRITING ON THE WALL: Ilsa Elford (86) (V)

10:30am to 5:30pm - THE GREEN MAN GOES RAMBLING: The Green Man Gallery (86) (V)

11:00am to 4:00pm - TEA, BROWSE, PAINT: Paula Hobdey (95) (V)

11:00am to 4:00pm - TINY! DRAGONS, WYRMS AND SERPENTS: Stone and Water (33e) (FF)

11:15am to 12:30pm - FESTIVAL MASS (40) (M)

12pm to 12:45pm - GRANNY GRUMP: 2 Boards & A Passion Theatre Company (10) (FF)

12pm to 1:30pm - FESTIVAL WALK (33a) (OE) S/O

12pm to 1:00pm - JOO YEON SIR & IRINA ANDRIEVSKY (74) (M)

1:00pm to 1:45pm - MEET THE MUSEUM EXPERTS: Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (7) (OE)

1:00pm to 2:00pm - SPIES, STORIES AND SONGS: Cold War Music (11) (M)

1:00pm to 4:00pm - NATURAL PERFUME MAKING - HALF DAY COURSE: Buxton Spa Aromatics (31d) (OE) *

1:15pm to 1:45pm - OPERA TALK (8) (O)

1:30pm to 2:30pm - LEST WE FORGET: Aulos Productions (10) (Th)

2:30pm to 3:15pm - HARP-HEARTED: Alice Kirwan - Harpist (10) (M)

2:30pm to 5:00pm - TAMERLANO (8) (O)

3:00pm to 3:45pm - THE KAGOOLS: Kagools (10) (C)

3:00pm to 4:30pm - BLUESMAN MIKE FRANCIS - STORY OF THE BLUES: Bluesman Mike Francis (21) (M) *

3:15pm to 4:45pm - A PROGRAMME OF AWARD-WINNING SHORT FILMS: Buxton Film (74a) (F)

4:00pm to 5:00pm - ALEX KEALY IS AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME: Alex Kealy (10) (C)

4:15pm to 5:00pm - ABSOLUTE IMPROV!: To Be Continued... (10) (C)

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

5:15pm to 6:15pm - OF, OR AT A FAIRLY LOW TEMPERATURE: Lewys Holt (74a) (Da)

5:30pm to 6:30pm - SKIN OF THE TEETH by Anna Beecher: FAT CONTENT (10) (Th)

5:45pm to 6:45pm - BARBARIANS: Ben Van der Velde (10) (C)

6:30pm to 7:30pm - CHELMORTON VILLAGE FESTIVAL: Chellyfest (80) (OE)

7:00pm to 8:00pm - SHAKESPEARE’S AVENGERS ASSEMBLETH: AGE OF OBERON: Drake’s Drummers Theatre Company (10) (Th)

7:00pm to 9:00pm - JACQUES BREL: A LIFE A THOUSAND TIMES: Far West Theatre (86) (Th)

7:15pm to 8:15pm - WHEN BESSIE MEETS BILLIE AND NINA!: Annette Reis (10) (M)

7:30pm to 9:30pm - SUMMER GUITAR MUSIC: FROM RODRIGO TO DJANGO: Ed Billingham (53) (M)

7:30pm to 9:30pm - MANCHESTER CHAMBER CHOIR (40) (M)

7:30pm to 9:30pm - TOP TABLE by Richard Stone: Gekkota Arts (62) (Th)

7:45pm to 9:15pm - JANE AND LIZZY: Nonesuch Theatre Company (74a) (Th)

8:00pm to 9:30pm - BLUESMAN MIKE FRANCIS - STORY OF THE BLUES: Bluesman Mike Francis (21) (M) *

8:30pm to 9:30pm - ABSENCE OF SEPARATION: Theatre Ellipsis (10) (Th)

8:45pm to 9:30pm - DENNIS POTTER - IN THE PRESENT TENSE: Project Adorno (10) (M)

10:00pm to 11:00pm - TWONKEY’S MUMBO JUMBO HOTEL: Paul Vickers AKA Mr Twonkey (10) (C)

Events listed in bold are official Festival events, booking line through the Opera House: 01298 72190 or

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

Fringe events marked * denote advanced bookings can be made from the Opera House Box Office 01298 72190 or online at

Letters in brackets refer to the following 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.

Numbers in brackets refer to venue numbers (see key). Letters after a venue number reflect the fact that some venues house a number of different performance spaces within the same building.

02 Buxton Community School

04 University of Derby

06 Buxton Methodist Church

07 Buxton Museum

08 Opera House forecourt

10 Underground Venues

11 Scrivener’s Bookshop

14 Louise Jannetta Art Studio

20 18 White Knowle Road

21 Old Clubhouse

23 The Buxton Tap House

31 Old Hall Hotel

32 The Palace Hotel

33 Pavilion Gardens

33a Pavilion Gardens – Bandstand

33d Pavilion Gardens – Marquee

33e Pavilion Gardens – Old Bowling Green

34 Poole’s Cavern

35 The Railway

38 Spring Gardens

40 St John’s Church

41 St Mary’s Church

45 Trinity Church

53 Burbage Institute

55 United Reformed Church

62 Spring Bank Arts Centre

74 Arts Centre

78 Buxton Community Church

80 Chelmorton Institute

86 Green Man Gallery

91 Lee Wood Hotel

93 The Cheshire Cheese

95 9 Wye Head, Buxton

99 Level 2 Nightclub

103 The Tea Chest

104 The Masonic Hall

Fringe events in particular are subject to change. Visit or call the Fringe Information Desk on 01298 73461 for more details.