Enter the world of the literary salon
Literary salons may be new to the Buxton International Festival but these intimate gatherings, designed to both entertain and encourage the exchange of ideas, have been popular since the sixteenth century.
Salons traditionally took place under the roof of an inspiring host, often a patron of the arts and allowed guests to engage in discussion with acclaimed artists. Women were particularly instrumental in organising the events and famous hostesses have included Martha Washington, Gertrude Stein and Zora Neale Hurston.
This year we have created six of these special summer evening experiences, which will be held at the beautiful Moorcroft House. Each will offer an unforgettable blend of books, music and refreshment provided by our sponsor Kuro Gin.
Tue 9 July
Wed 10 July
Fri 12 July
Sat 13 July
Wed 17 July
Fri 19 Jul