The Buxton Flower Pot Trail 2023 is Going to the Opera!

Buxton-based community arts group, Funny Wonders, are back with the family-friendly flowerpot trail this summer, thanks to continued support from Derbyshire County Council and High Peak Borough Council Councillors.

To celebrate the return to Buxton this year of the entire International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, the trail theme is ‘Gilbert & Sullivan operas’; pirates, fairies and modern major generals!

They can be now be found around town – how many have YOU spotted?

The trail simply aims to bring a smile and, as ever, all in Buxton and surrounding villages are welcome and encouraged to get involved – households, businesses, schools and community groups – to make a flowerpot creation for the trail. They are displayed in gardens, on gateposts, door steps or in windows.

The trail runs during July and August alongside all four of Buxton’s summer festivals and is once again be part of the Buxton Festival Fringe.

An exciting addition this year, the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival will be including a ‘Best Flowerpot Creation’ category in their annual awards ceremony on Friday 11th August and will be encouraging all their performing companies to make a flowerpot creation to reflect their productions. Furthermore, those who choose to make a G&S-themed creation for the trail, will be entered into the competition as well! Details of the judging and prizes will be announced in due course.

“The return of the full G&S festival is a really big thing for Buxton and we wanted to celebrate it. We’re really pleased the festival is supporting the trail too with their competition.” says Funny Wonders’ Artistic Director, Ali Quas-Cohen.

If you have any questions or would like to help promote the trail, email [email protected]

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