Thursday, 14 November 2013

Chairs, Beards and Cracking Codes

See what happens when you make a good job of this blog? You get promoted.

At last night's Buxton Festival Fringe AGM your usual blogger, Keith Savage, was elected our new Chair by popular acclaim.

Stephanie Billen has stepped down as Chair after five very successful years in charge. In her final Chair's report Stephanie looked back at her time on the Fringe and thanked our volunteers, the venues and the town for their support. Afterwards, Fringe committee members and friends gathered to pay tribute to Stephanie and thank her for her tireless efforts with some gifts. We'll miss you, and hope you're not too far away!

In other changes, Maria Carnegie becomes Vice-Chair and Pam Mason is our new Secretary. Thankfully Barbara Wilson stays on as Treasurer, so someone still knows what they are doing. Good luck with the new roles everybody.

Meanwhile, in preparation for his ascension to the throne (it's just an ordinary chair like everyone else's really) Keith has grown a beard to help acquire the necessary gravitas for the role. Other easily led members of the committee have followed in cultivating hirsute accoutrements to their chins in an effort to fit in with the new regime, but Reviews Tsar (Czar?) Robbie Carnegie has taken the opposite course. Robbie has shaved his beard in preparation for his role as computing and code-cracking legend Alan Turing in Buxton Drama League's Cracking the Code at the Pavilion Arts Centre this weekend. Don't miss it!

Also on this weekend in Buxton, starting tonight and carrying on through to Sunday is Buxton Film's Mini-Festival with a series of films at 7pm and 9pm at the Paupers Pit in the Old Hall Hotel. There is a great selection of films on offer and you can find out more at their website.