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Your contribution to the Appeal will make a vital difference in securing the Festival’s Future How to give •  Fill in below to set up a standing order or send a cheque •  Remember to sign the Gift Aid form if you are a tax payer • Return to Buxton Festival Foundation, 3 The Square, Buxton, SK17 6AZ I would like to set up a regular standing order for the lifetime of the Appeal. The Manager Branch Address

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You can help us reach our target in many ways

Please pay: Buxton Festival Foundation Account Number: 51216015 Sort Code: 40-15-24

– Make a donation to help us reach our target

HSBC Bank plc 5 Great Underbank, Stockport SK1 1LH

– Attend an Anniversary fundraising event, a way to socialise with friends new and old

Choose monthly donation amount:

■ £10  ■ £25  ■ £50  ■ £100 ■ Other amount £ Please debit my account immediately and thereafter monthly on the 1st of the month until July 2020. Name

– Create a living legacy or remember us in your will, a gift that you can see grow in your lifetime and for future generations

“I’m determined that young singers should benefit from the wonderful experience of working with Buxton International Festival, which gave me the perfect start to my career.” Lesley Garrett CBE Appeal Patron

– Become an Appeal Angel, our special band of Appeal supporters

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For more information contact Joanne Williams, Development Manager on 01298 70395 or

A Festival for the Future

To secure the Festival’s future, we need to raise

£1.5 million over the next three years Over four decades Buxton International Festival has grown into one of the UK’s leading arts events; a cultural celebration of the very best opera, music and books. The Festival features the most promising rising stars in the arts world, as well as prominent international singers, artists and literary figures performing in a packed summer programme of 120 events over a 17-day period to an audience of over 30,000.

“This ambitious Peak District festival, in its gorgeous little Frank Matcham theatre, remains one of the UK’s most consistently rewarding operatic summer treats: worth seeing, and unquestionably worth going to see.” Richard Bratby ArtsDesk

Buxton International Festival creates original opera productions every year enticing international artists and production teams to this spa town in the Peak District. However, like many arts organisations in this country, the Festival continues to struggle financially. Ticket sales cover less than half of the annual costs, our wonderful Friends groups contribute significantly but despite national and international recognition the Festival’s annual financial struggles continue.

With your support we will be able to Nurture new talent Giving young artists performance platforms as they develop and expand their repertoires. Engage young people Creating opportunities for young people in the local community to expand their horizons and learn new skills through arts projects. Inspire new audiences Developing diverse programmes of Opera, Music & Books for young and old. Play a key part of the cultural regeneration of Buxton Bringing new life and prosperity to the town and our wider communities as we become one of the most exciting new cultural destinations in Britain.

Your generous support will help us keep the Festival alive for future generations I would like to make a donation of

■ £100  ■ £250  ■ £500 ■ Other amount £ ■ I enclose a cheque made payable to Buxton Festival Foundation.

Boost your donation through Gift Aid, for every £1 you donate we can claim back 25p which on a donation of £100 is an extra £25. I want to Gift Aid my donation of £         to Buxton Festival Foundation I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/ or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations it is my responsibility to pay any difference. Please notify Buxton Festival Foundation if you change your name, address or no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/ or capital gains. Registered Charity No. 1096269

Buxton International Festival 40th Anniversary Appeal  
Buxton International Festival 40th Anniversary Appeal  

A Festival for the Future