John Wright

Thu 16 July 2020

John Wright

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 Forager’s Calendar

Britain’s, and BIF’s, best-loved forager. A regular on TV’s River Cottage, with Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall, John Wright discusses how to identify the edible delights in our hedgerows and woodlands and how to store, use and cook them. Ants, nettles and lashings of sloe gin all featured at last year’s demonstration event all sampled by our brave and open-minded Festival audience. Who knows what John Wright will cook up for us this year and what will be found on his accompanying foraging.