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 Buxton spa cure 1750-1950
What exactly were spa cures and why did they remain so popular until the mid-twentieth century? Discover how patients at the spa spent their days and some of the complaints they were treated for. The ‘Cure’ included exercise entertainments and outings in the Peak District to encourage recuperation.