Former M&S building to be illuminated with dazzling film

Capturing the Moment is a dazzling 10-minute film inspired by local people and their
memories of Spring Gardens. Using stories and photographs, interwoven with the fantastical imaginary creatures that might live inside the boarded-up buildings, this 10-minute film captures the unique story of Spring Gardens.

Capturing the Moment was created by Babbling Vagabonds Storytelling Theatre in
partnership with Illuminos. The film will be projected onto the front of the old Marks and
Spencer’s building in Spring Gardens on 1st & 2nd October between 8 – 9.30pm.

The event is free and the public are encouraged to come along and share their thoughts about the film on social media.

The film is just one part of a three-year project, supported by Historic England and High
Peak Borough Council, to create a sustainable programme of vibrant events and activities
that celebrate the cultural heritage of our high street. Buxton was one of 68 high streets to receive funding from Historic England to support this project which aims to find new ways to revive our high streets.

Through this project Spring Gardens itself becomes the stage and gallery space,
affordable and accessible to everyone. A programme of arts and heritage activities is being
planned to celebrate the high street and attract more people to visit Spring Gardens.
Through these events it is hoped that the community will draw together to share a local
connection and a sense of pride in the town.

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