It is with great regret that for the first time in forty years we must cancel the Buxton International Festival in July 2020. This is an enormous disappointment but the health and well-being of our audience, our volunteers, the BIF team and all the artists involved is of primary concern. By taking this difficult decision now we are safeguarding the Festival for the Future. Read our full statement here.

Please save the dates for next year’s Festival taking place 2 – 18 July 2021.

The School Inspector Calls

Gervase is one of Britain’s best-loved raconteurs sharing with us his hilarious insight into the world of children. Author Gervase Phinn, a friend of our hosts Pat and Philip Holland, has written scores of books with titles such as The Virgin Mary’s Got Nits based on his experiences as a teacher and school inspector.


27 Mar 2020




Moorcroft House

Booking info

Dates, times & booking

  • Fri 27 Mar 2020 1.00pm - 3.00pm