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Val McDermid on Buxton and crime

‘Queen of Crime’ Val McDermid is taking part in the Crime Writers Lunch on Sunday 26 November as part of the Buxton Book Weekend 2017. Here, she talks to Buxton International Festival about her memories of Buxton and the team spirit of crime writers. RC: You lived in Buxton for 12 years – what are… Read more »

Soprano Helen Bailey, the first recipient of the Buxton Festival Young Artists Bursary, talks about her career and her time at Buxton Festival

Have you always known you wanted to be a singer, or did it develop over time? I’ve always loved singing and had many chances to perform at school but didn’t actually decide to train formally until after my undergraduate degree in English Literature and a year of teacher training; I arrived in London, intending to… Read more »

Life as a Buxton Festival intern

I returned to the beautiful town of Buxton after many years as a competitor at the Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, when I was a teenager. To be able to return to the town, to work at the ‘other’ festival has been a huge joy. I have had the opportunity to operate the surtitles for I Capuleti… Read more »