BIF Digital 2020 is here!

BIF Digital 2020 is here!

The BIF Digital 2020 season has begun! 

Out first fascinating interview features Charles Moore on his book Margaret Thatcher: Herself Alone in conversation with Matthew Parris.

Charles Moore is the authorized biographer of Margaret Thatcher and a former editor of The Daily Telegraph, The Spectator and The Sunday Telegraph. His brief from his subject was that the book was not to appear in her lifetime nor was she to read it. Matthew Parris is columnist for The Times and The Spectator and a much-loved radio broadcaster including Great Lives on BBC Radio. Matthew entered Parliament in 1979 as the Conservative MP for West Derbyshire.

Watch Charles Moore in conversation with Matthew Parris

The rest of the recorded videos will be published at 4pm each day. You can watch them via the event pages on the Buxton International Festival website or by subscribing to our YouTube channel. All are free to view and will be available for a year. 


Breaking News! First Live Performance since Lockdown. Free Event.

 Northern Chamber Orchestra and Buxton International Festival present an outdoor performance with a string quartet featuring, Nicholas Ward, Louise Latham, Richard Muncey and Barbara Grunthal playing a variety of popular quartet classics.

The first live performance since Lockdown will take place in front of the Buxton Opera House at 3pm on Saturday 18th July (weather dependent) and will last an hour. Bring your sunhats, fold up chairs, spare change and join us for an hour of live music-making!




Monday 13 July
Charles Moore on his book Margaret Thatcher – Herself Alone in conversation with Matthew Parris

Tuesday 14 July
Adrian Kelly and Jacopo Spirei – La donna del lago and the role of the stage director

Wednesday 15 July
Laura Thompson on Take Six Girls: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters interviewed by Vicky Dawson

Thursday 16 July
Kate Whitley and Laura Attridge discuss the creation of the BIF commissioned opera oratorio, Our Future, In Your Hands, in conversation with Michael Williams 

Friday 17 July
Gill Hornby on Miss Austen interviewed by Vicky Dawson

Saturday 18 July
Paul Kerryson and Wyn Davies explore the work of Stephen Sondheim and A Little Night Music, in conversation with Michael Williams

Sunday 19th July
BBC Philharmonic with Omer Meir Wellber 

Monday 20 July
Where to now for the Arts in the UK? Annie Lydford, Julian Glover, Emily Gottlieb in conversation with Michael Williams

Tuesday 21 July
Dame Sarah Connolly

Wednesday 22 July
Laura Thompson on The Last Landlady: An English Memoir interviewed by Vicky Dawson

Thursday 23 July
Mark Cocker - A Claxton Diary: Further Field Notes From A Small Planet in conversation with Patrick Barkham about his new book Wild Child

Friday 24 July
The Golden Age Crime Panel with Sarah Ward, Martin Edwards and Nicola Upson

Saturday 25 July
Adrian Kelly talks to Christian Curnyn about Handel’s Acis and Galatea

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