New events for 2016 Literary Series

We are excited to announce three new events for the Literary series in this year’s Buxton Festival. We’re holding a series of 9am discussions at the Old Clubhouse which touch upon various subjects of interest to Festival-goers.

Nick Robinson
Today frontman Nick Robinson

On Friday 15 July, historian, academic and crossbench peer Peter Hennessy talks to former BBC political editor, now Radio 4 Today host Nick Robinson about the Art of the Political Interview. For more information, and to book your tickets, click here.

Stephen Barlow
Festival Artistic Director Stephen Barlow

On Thursday 21 July, Festival Artistic Director Stephen Barlow and fellow conductor Laurence Cummings discuss the finer points of making interpretive decisions in Authenticity in Performance. For further information, and to book your tickets, click here.

Shiraz Maher
Writer and academic Shiraz Maher

On Friday 22 July, author and academic Shiraz Maher talks to Rod Dubrow-Marshall about Understanding the Roots of Extremism, in what promises to be a lively and controversial discussion. For further information, and to book your tickets, click here.

We aim to announce more early-morning discussions in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on our website! For further information on all these events, and to book your tickets now, phone the Box Office on 01298 72190 or click here.

These events are sponsored by the University of Derby.

Derby Uni logo

Festival brochure 2016 arrives!

Our long anticipated brochure for 2016 arrived at the office last Friday. After so much careful planning, designing and editing, it was wonderful to see the final product! From the front cover, it is very clear that the Festival will be welcoming a wealth of brilliant musicians, writers and opera shows – from Julia Bradbury to Angela Hewitt and La Serenissima’s rendition of Vivaldi’s La Sena Festeggiante. Online booking opens on Tuesday 29 March. Check out the full brochure here.

BF brochure 2016 cover