Pompoms and boxes!

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Pompoms and boxes Winter scenes at the Green Man Gallery A gentle afternoon as the festive season starts. The Green Man Gallery’s Christmas sale all around us, a tree of glowing colour and rich green, and pompoms bouncing off the tables in an uncontrolled sort of a way….. The afternoon of decoration making as part […]

Midwinter decorations event

Midwinter Decorations

Green Man Gallery, Buxton

Sunday 1st December

12 – 4pm

 

Glittery pom-poms, beautiful boxes, ribbon pom-poms, Stocking Snaffler, Mince-pie Muncher, Present Peeker, frilly pom-poms.

 

a cluster of chilly pom-poms

From naughty Yulelad decorations for a branch to pom-poms for trees, windows, noses, ears and anywhere you like, join the Stone and Water team to make some lively and unusual festive decorations! We will be recycling old cards into lovely boxes (bring some of yours if you have old cards)  and turning stray ends of wool, ribbon and thin fabric (again bring some if you have any – but not if you are wearing it!).

 

In Iceland, there are stories of the children of the trolls Grylla and Leppaludi who come to town over the Christmas season looking for badly-behaved children. The stories started there but the Yule Lads have become a bit gentler and maybe a bit less fearsome and a bit more tricksy over the years. A long way from Iceland, we still reckon there could be some Yule Lads and Yule Lasses causing a bit of mischief in the houses of Buxton over the next next few weeks. We’ll be making our own Yule-kids to hang in the branches of our trees. Who would you add? Stocking Snaffler? Cracker Cruncher? Help us design our own Yule trouble-makers!

Join the Stone and Water team to make your own personal and distinctive decorations for this festive season

Stocking Snaffler in action

Time: 12 – 4pm

Place: Green Man Gallery (main gallery), HArdwick Hall, Hardwick Square South, Buxton, SK17 6PY

Cost: nothing! The event is free, materials, help and extra laughter re provided

Booking: no tickets or bookings are needed, just drop by and join in. Allow 30 minutes to make a couple of things

Children: please bring a grown-up with you

The Gallery: the Green Man Gallery’s Winter exhibition will be in full blizzard by this time so do bring some pennies and maybe some pounds with you and perhaps you will find that unique present for a special person!

 

This event is one of the Year In Our Town events organised by Stone and Water

 

 

 

 

 

Apple Day in Buxton

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Apple Day

Sunday 13th October

11am – 3pm

Serpentine Community Farm, Buxton*

 

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Apple Rock Star, one day

Autumn and ’tis the season for apples and fruit and the richness that comes before the frost….Apple Day in Buxton

 

Our Stone and Water artists are joining the Serpentine Farm team for a day of Apple-related excitements!

 

There will be apple puppets and orchard books. There will be apple bobbing and apple pom-poms. Can you peel the longest peel? This is one of those challenges that people always rise to – or turn to, or maybe curl to like the peel that unrolls…and then snaps

 

Low applesCome and take a tour of these lovely community gardens with their flowerbeds and vegetable plots and pause for some refreshments and a chat about gardens, apples and just about anything really….we’re a friendly bunch!

 

There will be an Apple Press on site if you have fruit you would like to juice. You need to bring your own container – 2 kilos of apples give about 1 litre of juice

No tickets are needed for this event and for the Stone and Water activities at least, the activity is free and materials are provided

 

This event is part of Stone and Water’s A Year in Our Town project, aiming to deliver at least one free public event or activity every month. We are planning December decorations, January lights, wildlife walks, kite making and more – other suggestions are welcome!

*Serpentine Community Farm, off Burlington Rd, Buxton, SK17 9AR

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Strange and wonderful creatures

Strange and wonderful creatures

free family event

Saturday 21st September

12:00 – 16:00

Buxton Country Park,

Green Lane, Buxton, SK17 9DH

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Mice, moles, minibeasts? Who knows?

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there might be someone sinister

We want to populate the woods with animals that might, that should or, in our wildest dreams, really ought to live there.

Make your own tiny puppets with our artists Sarah Males and Gordon (from Creeping Toad) then use your phone or one of our cameras to make your own wildlife documentary

 

  • This event is free (car parking charges at the Park still apply)
  • Materials are provided
  • No booking or tickets are needed, just drop by and join in

 

This event is part of the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s Family Activity Day in Buxton. There will be other activities in Pavilion Gardens and at Lightwood
Will there be monsters?

There might be rabbits…or badgers…or woodlice….or spiders

Will there be butterflies, and bumblebees and dragonflies clinging to fingers?

We do not know,

We cannot say,

Until wonderful ideas and nimble fingers

draw our animals into life on their cardboard shapes…

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Family events and some Tiny! Pirates

THE RETURN OF THE TINY! PIRATES

5 and 13 August 2019

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

After a couple of years sailing the seven seas

(or maybe just the ponds in Pavilion Gardens), the Tiny! Pirates are back!

On Monday 5th and Tuesday 13th August, we’ll be making Tiny! pirates in Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, SK17 6BE. Here is a chance to make someone small and terrifyng: a treasure hunter, a hole digger, a cannon-firer, a swinging-through-the-rigging, an “aye, aye cap’n” character

We bring the materials, we show you some ideas and then you invent your pirates. These are Tiny! Pirates: no-one bigger than your hand, but they will be full of adventure and mischief. So make a pirate, invent a story and set off across the Gardens on your tale of piratical adventure!

 

Times: 1 – 4pm (allow about 30 minutes to make your pirate)
Dates: Monday 5th, Tuesday 3th August 2019
Where: on the grass next to the smaller children’s playground, Pavilion Garden, Buxton
Cost: free, no booking or tickets needed, just drop by and join in. Children need to be bring a grown-up

A YEAR IN OUR TOWN

These Tiny! sessions are part of a longer project we are running. Working with an Awards for All grant, we are aiming to deliver one free event a month over the next year. Events might be for children, for adults or for families. They might be indoors (the Museum? the lIbrary? ) outdoors (The Gardens? the Serpentine? Buxton Country Park?) all our events are designed to be fun, to encourage people to explore the world around them an maybe find out a bit more about Buxton itself. We will be posting the next events soon and we are interested in hearing from people who might have their own suggestions for events – or from groups who might like a session for their members (Scouts? Brownies? Woodcraft Folk? Art Clubs? Walking groups….)

Buxton’s Big Gay Cake Off

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Buxton’s Big Gay Bake Off

The Buxton Pride Picnic

Saturday 20th July

2 – 5pm

Pavilion Gardens, on the lawns in front of the Swimming Pool

free and wonderful

bring soft drinks, a rug to sit and some sandwiches

if you need emergency sustainance

17012398_10156364158482925_2101722666_nFollowing two previously successful years, and a Spirit Of The Fringe Award, Buxton Gay Pride will host their third annual Gay Pride Picnic, celebrating Buxton’s LGBTQ+ community and their friends. Event organiser, Gordon MacLellan, said “This year’s event has the theme of “Buxton’s Big Gay Bake Off”. Attendees are encouraged to bring a cake or dish to share. Entries will be judged by fabulous local drag queens Kate Butch and Marilyn Misandry. There are no prizes for cakes but there will be rosettes for winners and lots of laughter and cheering for everyone!”

Yes, we’re looking for cakes but we are expecting to award points as much on the wonder of their names as on their taste and appearance. We are hoping there might be some:

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  • or Bi-forest Gateaux
  • or Trans Flans
  • or Lesbian Tarts
  • or Camp Croissants
  • or Polari Muffins
  • or just a flutter of Fairy Cakes
  • Seductive Scones?
  • Risque rock-cakes
  • Who knows…..

Who knows?

Just to be clear:

  1. This isn’t a very serious competition
  2. Entries can be brought along when you come to the Picnic but they must all be registered by 3pm
  3. The only prize is everyone else’s delight and acclaim. There might be a rosette or two and the chance to taste someone else’s cake
  4. The Judge’s Fabulous Decisions are Final
  5. Make sure your cake is edible – no cheating with glue and plaster please
  6. You are responsible for your own cake so please make sure you take any of it that is left away with you when you leave the Picnic

Inspiring, mouth-watering, delicious cake pics

c/o our lovely friends at Little Chelly Cakes

 

Stone and Water and the Buxton Pride Picnic team gratefully acknowledge the support of Derbyshire County Council’s Action Grant scheme, The Closet market stall, Waitrose and look forward to thanking the other organisations who are offering support

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The Lost Beasts of Buxton

what beast would you become?

The Lost Beasts of Buxton

make a mask, a hat, a monster

1 – 4pm, Saturday 29th June

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

 

Make a carnival mask or hat inspired by our very own sabre-tooth cats, cave lions, wild horses and mammoths.

Once upon a time, and not so long ago, there were wolves in the Peak District hills, wild boars in the woods and beavers in the rivers. Once there were wild ponies here, and cave lions, reindeer and bears. There were scimitar-toothed cats and straight-tusked elephants. Before that, long and longer ago, there were strange sharks swimming in ancient limestone seas.

What wonderful animal would you celebrate?

You might make something that lives here now, something that lived here once or even something that really should have lived here (unicorns, maybe?)

 

are you a colourful shark person perhaps?

This event is free, no booking or tickets needed. Children under 7 should bring a grown-up with them and you need to allow 45 minutes to make an animal hat

Venue:

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Terrace Rd

Buxton

SK17 6DA

 

Celebrate the ancient animals of the Peaks and join Two Left Hands in the Buxton Carnival Parade on Saturday July 13th. Check the Two Left Hands facebook page for parade details and meeting points: Two Left Hands.

2LH at Buxton Carnival, 2018

This is the first event in our new “A Year In Our Town” project. We are aiming to have at least one event a month that will encourage people to find out more, explore and celebrate Buxton and the High Peak

Look out for the next events!

 

Lost Beasts is a Stone and Water event in partnerhsip with Buxton Museum and Art Gallery and Creeping Toad