Tuesday, 8 January 2013

First Round Up

Well Buxton Festival Fringe 2013 is less than 6 months away and we close for entries on April 21st - so there must be a lot going on, musn't there?

So this Blog will likely be more active from now on - but we'll also try and do something of a round-up once a month for those more occasional readers. This is Round Up 1.

It may not be entirely obvious from the Programme so far - still just 3 confirmed events (but these are 'biggies') but there is plenty in the pipeline and which will be confirmed in the next couple of weeks. So the message is - keep checking out the website to see how Fringe 2013 is shaping up.

Meanwhile, we aren't sitting around waiting for things to happen and the Fringe team is getting on and planning all sorts. Some of this activity will may come to naught but that is the nature of life (probably. Discuss below if you want).

Our friends at the Buxton Festival have some new team members this year - always sorry to see old friends move on, and we miss them dearly - but it is exciting as we try to work out new ways of promoting the two festivals. Amongst other things look out for new banners all around the town after Easter drawing attention to Buxton's Festival season.

One thing we're certain to see this year - I think - is a bit of a push on "Free At The Fringe". In this age of wage freezes and benefit cuts (no politics here I hasten to add) people will be looking for value for money - and there isn't much better value for money than something that is gratis, is there? So expect us to be putting together readily digestible information on all the shows and events you can see that will cost you and your loved ones precisely nothing. [It goes without saying we'll also be promoting all the ticketed events and those will represent fabulous value for money too].

Our full-colour Fringe Programme will be published early in June. We'll be having a special launch event - there may be some drinking and some free limited-edition badges. So keep your eyes open for more information on that.

All of this will be done on a very small budget - but the quality will be tops. We know that you'd accept nothing less!