Friday 12 July 2013

Busy Bees

Look, I've not got the time to write this; you haven't got the time to read it. There is far too much to do and this glorious summer is to be relished. But just in case you haven't noticed what's happening in Buxton over the next 48 hours or so here are some possibilities:
from 4pm today - Pavilion Gardens Food & Drink Festival and much more besides. So no need to cook tonight. Eat in the Gardens!
7.30pm - United Reform Church - Patchwork Lives. Penultimate performance of a piece of theatre that has rave reviews
7.00pm - St Mary's Church - opera cabaret plus outdoor supper for £10!
7.00pm - St Peter's, Fairfield - Final day of their week-long music festival. Concludes with Elvino & The Ragged Company
8.00pm - Cantibus, choral music in St John's.

Tomorrow (Saturday) is, of course Carnival Day. It promises to be the hottest, sunniest carnival for years. Bring plenty of water, a hat and sun block and cheer the procession through the town from around 2pm - the Fringe Float will be obviously orange (but don't confuse us with the Billerettes).

Buxton Festival has being getting 4 and 5 star reviews all over the place. If you are under 30 you can get tickets for the opera at £5. The French double (14th & 20th) and the Vivaldi (13th) are both very accessible and worth a punt. Next Tuesday's (16th) recital by Anne Sophie Duprels & Pascal Roge (Poulenc's "La Voix Humaine" was highly recommended to me).

Be off with you!

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