Street scene is backdrop for classical music

Music and Supper at David Mellor Design Museum

A museum dedicated to a designer who was quite literally streets ahead of his time is the venue for an evening of music and food organised by the Friends of Buxton International Festival.

One of the best-known British designers of the 20th Century, David Mellor was responsible for improving the UK’s street scene with his designs for everything from traffic lights to waste bins and bus shelters to post boxes.

And on May 6, the David Mellor Design Museum at Hathersage will host an evening of Music and Supper featuring Trio Volant, a wind trio from the Royal College of Music, among the exhibits of his work.

The Museum is on the same site as the award-winning Roundhouse where David Mellor produces high quality cutlery which has a worldwide reputation for its design and manufacture.

The event starts at 6.30pm, and the £50 price includes supper, a welcome drink and a 20 per cent discount in the Museum shop, which sells cutlery as well as a collection of the finest British crafts including handmade pottery, woodware, glass, horn and marble, jams and honeys.

Music from Beethoven, Milhaud and Mozart will be on the programme.

The Friends provide financial support and enthusiasm which underpins the Festival’s continuing development. For more details of this event and how to join the Friends, see their page on the Festival website www.buxtonfestival.co.uk