Thursday 15 January 2015

Magic and New Mills

This is the last Blog post I'm doing before attending a social media seminar organised by our esteemed friends at Arts Derbyshire. So look out for something even more exciting next week!

In last week's post we encouraged you to visit Arbor Low. This week we urge - is this much stronger than 'encourage'? - you to make your way to New Mills and its splendid Millennium Walkway (see picture above). Now New Mills is much more than a walkway: it is easily reached by bus or train from Buxton and has an interesting heritage centre as well as good walking by the River Goyt and the Peak Forest canal. Home to Swizzels-Matlow the sweet manufacturer and the current Mayor of the High Peak, Councillor Alan Barrow (see below for Alan in all his finery).

However, I hear you say, what news is there of the 'biggest summer open access arts festival in England'? Well, you may have come across copies of our brand new flyer (which doubles as an A6 poster - the side with the Belly Dance Flames pictured in all their gorgeousness).

Or if you've been keeping an eye on our website you'll see some much-loved friends are coming back to Buxton for Fringe 2015. The High Peak Orchestra is playing at St John's Church on Sunday July 12th.  So you'll be able to go straight from Fringe Sunday in the Pavilion Gardens to hear another whopping HPO programme. This year the programme includes Bruckner's Symphony No 6 and Rachmaninov's Paganini Variations for Piano and Orchestra with RNCM soloist Ryan Drucker. Dvorak's Festival Overture happily and appropriately completes the programme.  [Please note the date of this concert was changed after this Blog was first posted and this paragraph has been amended to reflect that - just to confirm, for your diaries, Sunday July 12th].

The ever-popular High Peak Magic Society are at the Palace Hotel on the 22/23 July. Close-up magic will be performed at your tables. It is always amazing and it always sells out.

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