What’s On guide

Ben Fogle gives a talk on Friday, November 18 as part of Buxton Festival Book Weekend.
Ben Fogle gives a talk on Friday, November 18 as part of Buxton Festival Book Weekend.
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Thursday, November 17

Quiz night at the 19th Hole, Buxton, from 8.30pm.

English Touring Opera present La Calisto at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £28-£36.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Friday, November 18

English Touring Opera presents Ulysses’ Homecoming at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £28-£36.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

An Evening with Ben Fogle at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets £18.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Saturday, November 19

Christmas Fayre at Brimington Methodist Church Hall, 11am to 2pm. Stalls include Christmas gifts, crafts, cakes, toiletries, nearly new clothes, jewellery, bric-a-brac. Lunches available.

Christmas fair at Hasland Village Hll, Eastwood Park, Hasland, 2pm to 3.30pm. Raffle, Christmas gift stall, fancy goods stall, tombola, Christmas gift bags, Christmas food, a cake stall, draw for a Christmas hamper. Admission is 30p, free for accompanied children, Refreshments available.

Festival of Fire & Light at Shirland Village Hall, starting at 6.30pm. Lantern walk with story, childrens fancy dress competition, sing-song around the tree of light, fire performer, stalls, hot food and drink plus mulled wine, firework display. All money raised from this event goes towards other events organised during the hall.

Germaine Greer focuses on The Disappearing Woman in her talk at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre at 10am. Tickets £10.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Matthew Parris presents a selection of the funniest, sharpest, rudest and most devastating insults in history at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre at 2pm. Tickets £10.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Simon Jenkins focuses on England’s cathedrals in his talk at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre at 12 noon.

Award-winning comedian and popular science writer Helen Keen will be uncovering the astounding science behind the world’s most popular television show in her talk at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre at 4.30pm. Tickets £10.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

English Touring Opera present Xerxes at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £28-£36.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

David Bramwell, John Higgs, James Burt and Jo Keeling present an inspired medley of Antarctic exploration, literary hoaxes and wild avant-garde art at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets £16. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Sunday, November 20

Matthew Dennison will talke about the life of Beatrix Potter and Marina Warner will give A Short History of Fairy Tales at a literary lunch at Buxton’s Old Hall Hotel at 12noon. Tickets £62. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Endellion Theatre Company presents South Downs & The Browning Version double bill at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £14-£16. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Monday, November 21

Buxton Film present Hail, Caesar (12A) at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets £4.50. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Tuesday, November 22

Maximum R ‘n’ B with The Manfreds at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £29.50-£32. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Blazin’ Fiddles play at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets £18. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Wednesday, November 23

Dr Hook - starring Dennis Locorriere at Buxton Opera House at 7.30pm. Tickets £33-£36. Contact 01298 72190 or www.buxtonperahouse.org.uk