Festival Fringe excitements, July 2018

The Tiny! Tide rolls in again!

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cheerful shark

For the umpteenth time (we’ve lost track of how many Tiny! Days we’ve had), a Tiny! Event will cheerfully frolic its way into the Pavilion Gardens for some Tiny! fun. We are also involved in the Lost Stories event on 19th and the Buxton Pride Picnic on 21st (separate entry following)


On Tiny! Days we aim to make “nothing bigger than your hand” (more or less) and this year, we invite you to join us in making a whole underwater world. Mermaids and monsters, sharks, dolphins and seahorses: who knows what will be wriggling in our seaweed?

We’ll make fabulous finger-mermaids, ferocious thumb-lobsters and finger squid, hand-horrors and small sea horses…..


We’ll bring materials and a submarine landscape waiting for inhabitants (but you get to keep your own ones)


534917_10150930664873616_269837826_nDate: Sunday 15th July

Place: Pavilion Gardens next to the small children’s playground (look for our events shelter, the fluttering fish and the crochet coral reef in the middle of the tent….Pavilion Gardens, St John’s Rd, Buxton, SK17 6BE

Times: 11 – 3 with us having a bit of a break somewhere in that for lunch

Costs: nothing at all but we would like a smile!

Materials: we’ll provide the bits, you provide the fingers

Grown-ups: adults are welcome and children under 7 need to bring a grown-up with them anyway


A Buxton Festival Fringe event


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Lost Stories of Buxton

Date: Thursday 19th July

Place: Buxton Library, Kents Bank Rd, Buxton, SK17 9HW

Sessions: 10.30 – 12.30, 1.30 – 3.30

Buxton secrets: help us invent the lost stories of Buxton. Storyteller Gordon MacLellan (Creeping Toad) will be there for a morning (or afternoon) of secret passages, treasures, ghosts and adventures. Hear old stories and make up new ones, turning stories into storycastles and wonderwoods.

Costs: nothing, the event is free

Booking: no tickets needed, just drop by and join in

Bits and pieces: we’ll provide the materials

Grown-ups: adults are welcome and children under 7 need to bring a grown-up with them anyway


Another Buxton Festival Fringe event!




Make your own castle!

Castles of Buxton

DSCF2197an Easter holiday event

30th March 2015

2 sessions

10am – 12 noon

1pm – 3pm

Memories of medieval Buxton!*

Enjoy the forgotten tales of Buxton and step back in time with our artists to make pop-up castles and cathedrals, palaces, towers and dungeons from medieval days.


Part of the Leek: once, now and next project, the project display will be in the library that day as well

At: Buxton Library, Kents Bank Road, Buxton, SK17 9HW

Activities are suitable for 8 years and odler. Younger children are welcome but they need to keep a grown-up with them!


The activity is free and materials are provide but please book a place by contacting the library

Tel: 01629 533460

email: angela.wilkinson@derbyshire.gov.uk


What will we decide? Who might you make? 



Sword-swinging maidens



Terrified knights
Bold children

Crumbling cottages

Crumbled castles

Beards full of birds

Caves full of outlaws

 enjoy the fabulous world of old Buxton!


* don’t know what medieval Buxton might have looked like? Don’t worry, we’ll experiment!