BBC’s Question Time comes to Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens

The Pavilion Gardens welcomed guests from the worlds of politics and media last week (30 January), as the popular visitor attraction hosted BBC’s Question Time.

The debate programme, which is filmed at a different location each week, welcomes members of the public to pose questions and discuss topical issues.

Aired live on Thursday 30 January, the show hosted a five-strong panel which included Conservative Party chairman James Cleverly, Labour’s Shadow Housing Minister Sarah Jones, President of the National Farmers’ Union Minette Batters, businessman and entrepreneur Sacha Lord and comedian and writer Geoff Norcott.

Speaking to the Buxton Advertiser before the show, Paul Kelsall, General Manager at Pavilion Gardens, said: “I am delighted we are able to bring such a high-profile event to Buxton. It is a testament to all the great work we are doing at Pavilion Gardens to attract events like this.”

Last week’s show can be watched on BBC iPlayer.

Parkwood Leisure took on the running of the Pavilion Gardens in early 2019 in an extension to the existing contract with High Peak Borough Council.

In that time, Parkwood has already led the re-development of the site’s retail hall and will soon be opening the new tea rooms, with further investment into the venue planned.

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