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Pieter Egriega as Frank Sinistra in Sex & Drugs & PR

Pieter Egriega, was the 2016 winner of the Buxton Fringe award for the small music group and ensembles. 

Last year he was nominated for his unique piece entitled “Mr Different”, in which he emerges from a large laundry bag and conducts conversations with invisible passers-by, whilst accompanied by a small rumba band, who happen to be rehearsing/busking on a nearby industrial estate.

Brand new relationship drama comes to Buxton Fringe

A brand new drama exploring the joy and the pain of being in love is coming to Buxton Fringe. But here's the twist - it's completely improvised.

“Between Us” is a play which charts the ups and downs of one couple's relationship. The Sheffield-based performers use anecdotes from the audience to inspire the characters and perform their story.


A working class comedy portraying the effects of austerity on ordinary people is coming to the Buxton Fringe Festival. Strife In A Northern Town is a fast-paced, funny play that tells the tale of the inhabitants of a random northern town, and how their lives begin to unravel due to the decisions of the local council.

The Storm Officer - tour dates July/ October 2018

Wild storms, hurricanes and extreme flooding, The Storm Officer tells the tale of one town’s struggle when faced with the realities of extreme weather and the impact of climate change. Inspired by real-life stories of Storm Desmond (2015), and tales of extreme, bizarre and dramatic weather events from the last thousand years, The Storm Officer invites you on a journey of discovery. Exploring what it means to still call somewhere home in the face of adversity.

Fate of iconic Peak District bird hangs in the balance

Author Mary Colwell will re-live her 500-mile trek in search of clues to the growing threats facing one of the Peak District’s best-loved wild birds when she appears in Buxton International Festival’s book series on July 22.

The writer stopped working at the BBC Natural History Unit to track down the truth behind catastrophic population figures which point to the extinction of the curlew from the UK.

Prestigious Buxton Festival chosen to help music charity celebrate 70 years

Care homes will provide their residents with front row seats during this year’s Buxton International Festival thanks to a charity dedicated to taking live music to people in healthcare.

Music in Hospitals & Care picked the Festival as one of the 70 events chosen nationwide to celebrate its 70th anniversary of using music to raise sprits, reduce stress and bring pleasure to sick and vulnerable adults, children and their families.

Buxton resident Fiona McIntosh, who is one of the charity’s trustees, is hoping that all care homes in Buxton will benefit from the project.

Oh what a perfect day: afternoon tea in an English country garden with a brass band

One of the oldest brass bands in the world is teaming up with the Friends of Buxton Festival to create a perfect English afternoon of music and food.

Buxton-based Burbage Brass Band, founded in 1861 to teach music free of charge, will march down a country lane from its headquarters to the home of former Friends Chairman Louise Potter where guests can enjoy afternoon tea in her English country garden.

The fund-raising garden party at 2.30pm on June 24 will feature a medley of music from the Band’s repertoire which includes, marches, opera, ballads and film scores.