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Butterfly Theatre presents "Alice in Wonderland" underground at Poole's Cavern
Dates:Tue 11th - Sat 15th July
For more information go to the Buxton Festival Fringe website. Tickets are £15 adults and £12 children.
Whispering Woods will be performing "The Boy Who Grew Wings" in Grin Wood on 8th July at 6.00pm and 8.00pm. Tickets are available from their website. Please click on the link below.
Buxton Civic Association’s next talk is on 20th April at 7.30pm at Poole’s Cavern Visitor Centre. Members and non- members are welcome. We are delighted to welcome Gerald Price from the Woodland Trust.
Gerald explains that the “The talk is about the importance of Woodland, to us, wildlife and the environment. Woodland is one of our most precious parts of the countryside and contributes significant positive benefits to each of these. We will look at what these are. For example, Trees bring two important characteristics to the landscape; height and relative permanency. To about half of all our native wildlife species this creates a home, just as buildings do so for us. Loss of habitat is one of the main causes for species extinction. Much in the news is air pollution. Trees can help here, especially in urban areas in extracting dust and CO2. Perhaps paradoxically our towns and cities often have a higher tree cover than surrounding open countryside. Also, most find woodland therapeutic as well as very valuable leisure areas.”
The Woodland Trust is committed to doubling native tree cover in the UK. There are three main strands to this:
There are many threats such as disease, development and just not caring. The Trust wants to draw attention to these by encouraging people to visit and explore woods. There are 45 separate woodland areas with a 10 mile radius of Buxton that the general public can visit. Gerald will explain will explain how to find these.
The Trust is leading a multi organisation initiative to put in place a Woodland Charter this November to a) celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Carta do Foresta (an annex to the Magna Carta) and b) to formally recognise the importance of Woodland in the Landscape for us all. He will have the latest news on this.
Gerald Price has now retired from working in IT Operations, an indoor job where the life span of equipment was little more than 3 years. In contrast, at weekends, he found a role as a volunteer warden for a WT wood enjoying the outside life and a project planning 30 Years plus! Having to move to the Midlands he took to speaking to groups, leading walks and helping on new woodland creation projects. As been as a Friend of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Wood, a new 460 acre site in the National Forest he has been helping the creation of new woodland or a site that was until 2010 an open cast colliery. He currently speaks to about 20 groups a year and looks forward to meeting those interested in the world outside!
A Christmas Carol - sketches from Dickens Christmas Story with Martin Beard
Local Actor, Martin Beard, is putting on a couple of sketches from a Christmas Carol in Dickensian style in the Cafe.
Provisional Dates are; 20th, 21st and 22nd December 2016. The evening will start at 7.30pm and last for an hour and a half.
Event details:Location: Poole's Cavern Visitor Centre, Buxton Postcode: SK17 9DH Date: 20 Dec 2016 Start time: 19.30 Duration: 1.5 hours Notes: There will be a charge for this event. Details to be announced later
Buxton Film will be showing the film - From the Central Archive on Wednesday 21st September. The show will start at 7.30pm and will be held at Poole's Cavern Visitor Centre.
Event details:Location: Poole's Cavern Visitor Centre Postcode: SK17 9DH Date: 21 Sep 2016 Start time: 7.30pm Duration: hours Notes: There will be a charge of £3 payable at the door
The BCA Annual events listing covers a range of activities including family friendly events, socials, talks, presentations, performances, music and art installations. Join to gain full membership access to all BCA events
Please note that all events start at 7.30pm and are held at Poole's Cavern Visitor Centre, unless stated otherwise.
Our November members event is a talk from Gordon MacLellan and Joe Perry from Buxton Museum.
What’s happening at the museum? An update on the progress of the Collections in the Landscape project and a discussion about the Star Objects: what treasures will tell the story of the Peaks? With Joe Perry, assistant collections officer, and Gordon MacLellan, events coordinator"
Join us to listen to the discussion and find out more about the landscape.
Event details:Location: Poole's Cavern Visitors Centre Postcode: SK17 9DH Date: 16 Nov 2016 Start time: 7:30pm Duration: 2 hours Notes:
Trevor Gilman's talk on Buxton's Vulnerable Buildings starts with the sudden evacuation of The Crescent 25 years ago. He then goes on to look at some of the significant buildings that have been lost, and the reasons for their loss.
Today, several buildings have an uncertain future, and Trevor discusses the reasons behind this uncertainty. On a more positive note he looks at some buildings that have adapted and survived.
Trevor Gilman in Pavilion Gardens
Event details:Location: Poole's Cavern Visitors Centre Postcode: SK17 9DH Date: 15 Sep 2016 Start time: 7:30pm Duration: 2 hours Notes:
Our October Members Event is sightly different. Steve Philips of Discover Buxton will perform a 45 minute play.
In addition to the play there will also be an update on the expanding work of Discover Buxton.
Steve describes the evening;
"We ask people to imagine that they are in a restaurant in the Palace hotel on 10 October 1881, the eve of the opening of the Devonshire Dome. The audience 'listen in' to a conversation in the restaurant between Robert Rippon Duke and Edward Milner as the two old friends are reunited and have a catch up conversation."