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.
Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill’s Cook
Victory in the Kitchen is a culinary biography: a life lived through food, ranging from rural Berkshire to wartime London, via Belle Epoque Paris and prohibition-era New York. Through one eager eater, Winston Churchill, and one skilled cook, Georgina Landemare, Annie Gray contextualises twentieth century food through two figures who were both intimately involved with it. Recipes include Georgina’s German Kougelhof, Curried Brains, macaroons, Boodles Orange, Mousse de Maple and ‘Chocolat Cake Good’.
Our musical accompaniment to this event will reference Myra Hess’s wartime concerts through the London Blitz.
Includes a cup of tea.