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Helping High Peak commemorate WW1 centenary

Sunday, 18 March, 2018

This November people across the UK will come together to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War – and the Borough Council is offering grants to High Peak towns and parishes to mark this nationally and internationally important anniversary.

Buxton inspires world of music

Thursday, 08 March, 2018

Buxton has been praised by one of the country’s top orchestras for helping to inspire generations of musicians.

Buxton & Leek College wins Successful bid for 2.5 Million of European Social Funding

Sunday, 28 January, 2018

Buxton & Leek College, as part of the Skills Staffordshire Consortium, has been awarded a share of 2.5 million pounds of European Social Funding for training needs in Staffordshire.

Sensational Salsa dances into the new year in style!

Sunday, 14 January, 2018

Sensational Salsa will be starting its new season with a Sensational two-for-one offer for newcomers.

The friendly dance classes will start afresh on Tuesday January 16th upstairs at The Old Clubhouse, Buxton, with beginners from 7.30pm to 8.30pm and…

Sea Cadet Earns High Status Appointment

By Dianne Boardman on Tuesday, 07 November, 2017

A Sea Cadet from Glossop has just taken up a prestigious post as the Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for Greater Manchester, which means he will be involved in Royal Family and other ceremonial visits. Jack Godfrey, 17, is the first Royal Marine Cadet to be appointed to the post in 10 years and has already assisted at Manchester Cathedral at a service for Veterans where he met Prince Andrew.

Musical milestone celebrated by 'scratch' choirs

Sunday, 22 October, 2017

It was 50 years ago this summer that The Beatles released their ground-breaking album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - a pop music milestone celebrated in New Mills and Buxton by 'scratch' choirs who had just a few hours to rehearse.

Tune in to the people’s revolution with radio’s Jeremy Vine

Sunday, 01 October, 2017

World leaders are out of tune with the people – and the old aren’t listening to the young any more, BBC Radio Two talk show host Jeremy Vine will argue when he speaks at Buxton International Festival’s Book Weekend.

Charity barn dance to celebrate 30 years of Riding for the Disabled in Buxton

Sunday, 01 October, 2017

Volunteers and supporters of the Buxton-based Helen Atkin Group, Riding for the Disabled (RDA) plan to celebrate the charity's 30th anniversary in style with a fund-raising Barn Dance this autumn.

Buxton & Leek College Announces Record Pass Rate for GCSE Re-sits

Saturday, 26 August, 2017

Over 160 Buxton & Leek College students passed their GCSE maths or/and English this year after failing them at school. This marks a significant increase from the percentage pass rate achieved last year at the college and bucks the national trend.

Dawn of a new era as High Peak Orchestra appoints esteemed Maestro

By Matthew Corrigan on Sunday, 20 August, 2017

For more than fifty years the High Peak Orchestra (HPO) has been a popular fixture on the classical music scene. Formed in its present guise in 1978 (the orchestra was originally established as the North West Co-operative Orchestra three years previously), the HPO has delighted concert goers ever since, with regular performances three times a year. July 8 saw the Whaley Bridge-based musicians entertain a packed St John's church at the Buxton Festival Fringe, with a programme that included Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 and the Overture from Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel.