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

 

Hats for a Pride Picnic

Summer Hats

Sunday 30th June

1 – 4pm

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton*

How will you decorate yours?

With ribbons and ruffles?

With beads, flowers, butterflies and bits?

Will there be pom-poms and fringes, and tassles over your ears?

 

 

It’s summer! And with the Buxton Pride Picnic on that flowery horizon, we’re having an afternoon in the Gardens sort of getting ready. We’ll bring card and colours, staples and tissue and tape. We’ll bring rugs to sit on and a welcome to greet you. We ask you to bring a smile and a hand willing to have a go and a conversation waiting to be shared. We’re going to be making some wonderful hats to wear at the Picnic. But you don’t need to. It would be good simply to meet people – so come along, renew connections with old mates and maybe make a new friend or two. Help us build our Proud Family

Where to find us: we’ll be at the site we use for the main Picnic and will spread some groundsheets and rugs on the lawns in front of the swimming pool

The event is free. We’ll provide materials.

Weather: and this event is fine-weather dependant: soggy tissue-flowers and dripping pom-poms are not much fun. So if the weather is looking unpredictable, we will post a final decision on the morning of 30th here and on our facebook page (look for Stone and Water)

No booking or tickets needed but this event will be weather dependant so check in the morning for any change of plans. If it looks wet (always possible, it is Buxton after all) we’ll go and sip tea and eat cake somewhere near by!

 

Buxton Pride Picnic 2019: our Pride Picnics celebrate the diversity of Buxton and the Peaks, a gathering place for laughter and reflection for LGBTQ+ people and all our other friends as well. More details will follow shortly. And get ready, start planning your campest cake ever for the Buxton Big Gay Bake Off!

Date of Picnic: Saturday 20th July, 2- 5 pm

Venue: Pavilion Gardens, on the lawns in front of the swimming pool

*Pavilion Gardens: St John’s Rd, Buxton SK17 6BE

We gratefully acknowledge support from DCC’s Action Grants scheme