The Lost Beasts of Buxton
make a mask, a hat, a monster
1 – 4pm, Saturday 29th June
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?)
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
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.
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