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Youngsters create their very own arts festival!

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

A new arts festival is about to spring up at Buxton Opera House, designed by the kids…for the kids!

As part of the Buxton Opera House work experience programme a selection of pupils from local schools were given the chance to create their own real life arts festival. The result is Octoberfest which will run from the 27th of October to the 4th November at various Buxton venues, including the Opera House and Pavilion Arts Centre. It will feature a wide range of acts with street dancers, musicians, artists and circus performers all expected to dazzle audiences.

The kids involved with putting together this fanastic line-up were involved at every stage of the festival’s creation. The impressive teenagers booked the acts, devised marketing strategies and tried their hand at event development.

All of this fantastic work was aided by Glossop based marketing agency FIG Creative who invited the children to their office to see how the process would happen in a real life business environment. Their sessons at FIG involved rapid brainstorming and discussing designs before a graphic designer made their posters come alive!

Martin Duncan from FIG Creative was delighted with the work of the students saying “The students worked really well with our in house professionals, they had some great ideas and I think they should be proud of what they achieved.”

The posters they created will start to appear in the Buxton area around August and you can keep up to date with how Octoberfest is shaping up by going to