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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.

February Members Event

A history of Buxton in sixty minutes with Trevor Gilman

Local historian and member of the Buxton local history society, Trevor Gilman is giving a talk to BCA members on Thursday 15th February, at 7.30pm at Poole's Cavern Visitor Centre.

The talk is free and non members are welcome.

MEMBERS EVENT 18th January 7.30pm HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Owing to the current conditions in the car park and the forecast for more snow and ice later this afternoon and evening, we have decided to postpone the members talk with Peter Webb this evening.

We will be re-arranging the talk for later in the year and will post details on here when we have them.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Soul Food Night at the Cafe at the Cavern

24th November 7 for 7.30 pm Booking Essential

On Friday 24th November The Café Team are holding another fine dining experience. This time you can feed your soul with authentic and indulgent dishes from the Southern United States on Friday 24th November! Sit back, eat and relax at this one night only event with live music, atmospheric surroundings and great service. A PDF with the details is attached. You will need to book for this event so, please call 01298 26978 and ask for a member of the café team. Details are also on our website and Facebook page.

Click on the link below for more details

Details for the Soul Food Night

Members Event – April Talk – The Importance of Trees

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:

Protection
Restoration
Creation

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.

Your Speaker

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!

An Evening with Scrooge

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