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Posted on Tue 14th Feb 2023 @ 11:13. Contact: Mark Henderson for more information

Chapel Arts Creative Writing Group is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens with “The Secret Gardens”, a collection of unusual stories, prose and poems performed online as part of Buxton Fringe from July 7th. Poignant love stories, ghostly goings-on, magical fantasies and curious histories all feature alongside nostalgic eye-witness tales of Beatlemania and the further adventures of favourite Chapel Arts characters Fred, Doris and Ethel.

As well as being performed on free-to-view online videos featuring evocative music and images of the Gardens, all the pieces are now available as documents to be downloaded from the Chapel Arts website and savoured at leisure.

Based in Chapel-en-le-Frith in the High Peak, the writing group has been expanding of late and features a lively mixture of amateur, professional and semi-professional writers, journalists and memoirists, including two authors who recently scooped first and second prizes in a national horror story competition held by Fantastic Books Publishing.

A Pavilion Gardens picture for the event is available here:

The stories can be viewed on our YouTube channel and the PDFs of the works can be dowloaded from our Story Library. A very positive review of the videos can be seen by scrolling down the Spoken Word Reviews on the Buxton Fringe Website which also contains a photo of the Pavilion Gardens.