Crescent Salon with Gill Hornby

Tue 7 July 2020

Crescent Salon with Gill Hornby

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.


Miss Austen

It’s 1840, twenty-three years after the death of her famous sister Jane, when Cassandra Austen – alone and unwed – returns to the vicarage in the village of Kintbury. There, in a dusty corner of the sprawling vicarage, she discovers a treasure trove of family letters – and within them secrets that she feels certain must not be revealed. She resolves to burn the letters, even those written by Jane herself. But why destroy so much of her sister’s legacy? Janeites should join us to celebrate Gill’s new novel based on a literary mystery that has long puzzled academics.

Our musical accompaniment to this event will include works written in 1840.

Includes a cup of tea.