Iain Dale

Tue 14 July 2020

Iain Dale

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.


Why Can’t We All Just Get Along: Shout Less. Listen More

In an increasingly divided society, why have we all become so disrespectful and intolerant? Using experiences from his career across politics, bookselling, broadcasting and publishing, Iain Dale’s new book is part-memoir, part-polemic about the state of public discourse in Britain today. Iain is optimistic about the fundamental decencies embedded in human nature. Iain uses personal anecdotes to explain why we can look forward in a positive way to a better life both in personal and material terms, suggesting how we can all emerge from tribalism and division, and become more respectful to each other and those who govern us.

In conversation with Julian Glover