Thu 4 February 2021
11.00am - 12.00pm
Becoming a Friend is more than donating your membership. You will become part of the 'Festival Family' - and we are often described as the heart and soul of the Festival.
– Wyn Davies, Conductor and Patron of the Friends
Since we began in 1970, our members have donated over 2 million pounds towards the Festival. Our subscriptions go on everything from supporting entire operas to engaging top-class musicians and speakers, to supporting the Festival Chorus and Young Artists Programme.
The generosity of our members is fundamental to BIF’s growth and success, and has enabled our Festival to become one of the UK’s leading arts festivals.
To the 2,200 of you who are already Friends – we cannot thank you enough for your ongoing support.
– Mary & Andrew, Friends since 2013
Becoming a Friend is more than donating your membership. You will become part of the ‘Festival Family’. We invite our members to special events organised throughout the year from meals, recitals, and study days.
Our Friends receive a range of special rewards including access to priority booking, opportunities to book UK and international music holidays, and regular Friends newsletters with exclusive ‘inside’ information.
So please do join us. You will feel rewarded and deeply satisfied to be supporting our unique Festival.
Our six tiers of membership start from just £33 and have their own individual rewards.
All Friends are rewarded with:
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Individual £33 / Joint £44
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£66 Individual / £88 Joint
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£193 Individual / £257 Joint
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£330 Individual £440 Joint
Includes all Patron rewards plus
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£550 Individual £735 Joint
Includes all Patron rewards plus
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£1,650 Individual or Joint
Includes all Benefactor rewards plus
Are you under 35? Do you enjoy live music? Would you like to experience world class opera, hear the best literary speakers and attend mind-blowing musical performances in our beautiful spa town? If the answer’s yes, then join our Next Generation Friends for free.
We want to make Buxton International Festival accessible to everyone and with our Next Gen scheme you can buy festival tickets for a tenner, get invites to one-off performances throughout the year and keep up to date with all our news.
Reasons to become a Next Gen Friend:
· £10 tickets to Buxton International Festival performances.
· Receive invites to Friends events throughout the year.
· Keep up to date with Festival news via our newsletters.
· Be a part of the Festival by joining the Friends of Buxton International Festival community.
Fill out our short form below to join.
If you’re over 35 and would like to get involved then click here to get more information about becoming a Friend of Buxton International Festival.
Stay up to date with the latest Friends news and stories
The 2021 Annual General Meeting for the Friends of Buxton International Festival will take place on Thursday 4th February at 11.00am over Zoom. Please confirm your attendance or send apologies to the Friends Administrator, Lee Barnes, at email@example.com. We hope you can join us!
Read the Agenda: HERE
Read the Trustees’ Annual Report & Financial Statement for 2020: HERE
Read the Minutes of the previous AGM: HERE
On Tuesday 14 February Friends of Buxton International Festival gathered for the 2020 AGM. We also enjoyed a piano recital by Jamie Bergin supported by The Keyboard Trust followed by a delicious buffet lunch.
Read the minutes from the AGM below:
We are optimistic about seeing you this year and are working on a programme of Friends Events revolving around our staples of good music, good food, good company and cheer.
Details will be released once we are sure the events can go ahead safely and that they work within the Government’s COVID-19 guidelines.
Here's to an exciting 2021!