Spotlight on: Books at Buxton International Festival

If you’re devoted to books, current affairs, history, art, politics, music, the environment, or film then Buxton International Festival (BIF) will be your happy place this July.

Buxton International Festival Books programme has a reputation of not being afraid of tackling the serious issues of the day, and for good reason. This year’s line-up of includes Dame Kate Bingham on covid-19, Gaia Vince on climate migration, Henry Dimbleby & Jemima Lewis on global food production, Isabella Tree on rewilding and Colin Grant with portraits from his Windrush generation family.

Sir David Hare

Playwright and film director Sir David Hare, is amongst the first big names to kick things off. He will be reflecting on our culture and politics at Buxton Opera House on Saturday 8 July, 12pm, with his book We Travelled: Essays and Poems.

Join one of the country’s most critically acclaimed and popular artist Jeremy Deller on 14 July at 12.30pm. The Turner Prize winner will be connecting his key artworks, including The Battle of Orgreave and We’re Here Because We’re Here, to the music, film, politics and history that inspired them.

Tracy Borman

Elizabeth I was just three years old when her mother was executed. Yet historianTracy Borman will be arguing there’s compelling evidence that Anne Boleyn exerted a profound influence on her daughter’s character, beliefs and reign. That’s at Pavilion Arts Centre on Saturday 15 July, 10am.

Sarah Raven

Horticulturalist Sarah Raven talks gardening and life philosophy with her author husband Adam Nicolson and social historian sister-in-law, Juliet Nicolson, at Buxton Opera House on Wednesday 19 July,12pm.,1YLQI,6ZJPOF,6XHH3,1

For the full programme of music event, click here.

To book, call our Box Office on 01298 72190 or buy online.

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