Professor Paul Crawford

Tue 7 July 2020

Professor Paul Crawford

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.


Florence Nightingale and Home

In the year of the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, Paul Crawford, author of the new book Florence Nightingale at Home examines Florence’s life in Derbyshire, where she lived at Lea Hurst, Holloway, near Matlock and brings this iconic, female leader back where she belongs. Considering how the material reality and concept of home and her life in Derbyshire influenced her pioneering work, not least in nursing.