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Festival organisers are pulling strings to keep the young and young at heart entertained in the first week of the school summer holidays.

Puppets of all shapes and sizes will descend on Buxton for productions inspired by fairy tales.

The ninth Buxton Puppet Festival includes colourful and creative performances and workshops taking place across the town from July 25 to July 30.

For more information, pick up a brochure at Buxton Opera House. To buy tickets, contact 0845 127 2190 or www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.