Wenlock Poetry Festival

Trip to Buxton

Wasn’t It a Lovely Day, the Day We Went to Buxton!

In July, Friends enjoyed a trip to the Buxton Festival. Programme offerings on the day we visited included the irrepressible Miriam Margolyes discussing Charles Dickens, particularly his female characters including Mrs Gamp from Martin Chuzzlewit, and one of her favourites. This event took place in the famous Buxton Opera House. Also, a fascinating insight into the Sackville-West dynasty was revealed by Robert Sackville-West, the current Lord Sackville, discussing his biography, The Disinherited. Musical offerings at the Pavilion Arts Centre included Debussy and His Muse, the composer’s infatuation with Marie-Blanche Vasnier, and a stunning recital by the Frith Piano Quartet playing Schumann and Dvorak.