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BIF Digital Festival 2021

Watch recorded Buxton International Festival events from the comfort of your own home until 31 October 2021.


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We are delighted to welcome Harriet Grubb to the BIF team as our new Marketing Manager. Emma Lloyd resigned at the beginning of the month to pursue her career in Rugby. We extend our best wishes to Emma and thank her for all the energy and effort she put into our Festival over the last

We are delighted to announce the appointment of an exciting young Arts Professional, Clara Marshall Cawley, as our new Associate Board Director. This position is treated as a director of the company but is not registered as a full director or trustee and has no voting rights. Being responsible for running an Opera Festival is a

Buxton International Festival (BIF) is delighted to receive a Culture Recovery Fund grant, this is fantastic news and means we can re-engage creatives to work with us on our outreach work and activate plans for the 2021 festival.    “This grant is a life line to the creative team and all the artists we are

Taxidermy, Jane Austen and English pastoral music all feature in this week’s Lockdown Inspirations as Book Festival Director, Victoria Dawson, shares the music and books that she’s been enjoying during the last six weeks. Is it is a good thing that we had printed and distributed our 2020 BIF brochure or a very terrible thing?

The Festival may be on hold, but a small group of BIF team members are still extremely active behind the scenes – gathering new ideas and revisiting old favourites.

In this new series of blog posts, we share the opera, music and books that are inspiring us during this unusual time.

We are devastated that we had to cancel BIF 2020 due to Covid-19 and we are working very hard to keep the Festival going.