Monday, 13 January 2014

At The Fringe Margins

The dates of the Fringe are, of course, determined by the dates of the Buxton Festival and for 2014 we have slipped back a week compared with recent Festivals. So - as it says at the head of the Blog - Fringe 2014 runs from 9-27 July.
This means that some other annual events that have been part of recent Fringes won't be in 2014. Most obviously the Buxton Military Tattoo will be a sort of Fringe curtain-raiser (or so we like to think). It takes place on Saturday 5th July inside the University of Derby Dome. There will be two separate performances - at 2.00pm and at 6.30pm. The second performance includes a 'Sunset' ceremony. Anyway tickets are on sale for the biggest show in Buxton.
The programme of events for the Pavilion Gardens Buxton includes many familiar Markets and Fairs. Over 100 events are scheduled for 2014 - including the Fringe Sunday show on July 13th. The Buxton Food and Drink Festival which was a huge success in the Fringe last year is scheduled for Friday 11th July from 4.00pm-11.00pm.
New for 2014 is the Buxton Family Festival from 1-17 August. Not quite sure what that will include but keep looking out for more information.