Royal Shrovetide

What do you do on Shrove Tuesday? Eat pancakes is probably the answer…. But not if you’re from Ashbourne, a small market town in the shire, where Shrove Tuesday marks the start of the two day Royal Shrovetide Football.  It’s not a football game like you might imagine, firstly the goals are three miles part, rather than 11 players per team, it’s more like 500 and the match doesn’t last a mere 90 minutes, no, this game starts at 2pm each day and finishes when a goal is scored or at 10pm.

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Contest! Charge Show Tickets at the Buxton Opera House

We are so excited about the electrifying Charge, from acclaimed Dance-Circus company Motionhouse, coming to the Buxton Opera House on March 16th (Friday) that we want to giveaway a pair of tickets to a lucky winner!

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REVIEW: Verdi’s La Traviata At Buxton Opera House

This production seemed to encapsulate all that is in Verdi’s music with elegant overtures and romantic tunes that stick to your heart and your memory. This production of La Traviata was very, very, Verdi.

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REVIEW: Monty Python’s Spamalot Musical

The greatest success of this production of Spamalot was the ability to keep the audience laughing throughout the entire production. The over two hours flew by and we were all left wanting more.

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Star Wars Premiere Opens New Cinema in The Shire

Lady Wordsmith was privy to not only the Star Wars – The Last Jedi – Premiere tonight but also to the very exciting opening of the newly minted Buxton Cinema in the shire.

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CW Sellors Spectacular Dickension Event At Chatsworth

The Ladies celebrated a Dickensian Christmas on Chatsworth grounds for an extravagant C W Sellors event.

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