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….)

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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:

  • Gay Gateaux17012731_10156364158487925_2044638772_n
  • 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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