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Tuesday, 8 April 2014
All ye who enter here...
We had an interesting conversation the other day at Fringe
Towers about the phrase ‘to enter’ as in ‘we hope you enter the Fringe’.
It’s one of those phrases that means a lot to us but
possibly not so much to outsiders. Anyway chances are that if you are reading
this you are used to our funny little ways and know that what we are trying to
say is that the Fringe is open to all and anyone can enter/take part/put on a
show/put on an event/participate (delete according to your preference).
We are really thrilled with our 112 ‘entries’ so
far with exciting recent additions including the Dotdotdot
Flamenco Company, award-winning poet Mark Gwynne Jones and Anna Beecher’s Hans
My Hedgehog, a story about being different aimed at families. Also can’t wait
for the return of magicians Morgan and West, The Off-Off-Off Broadway Company
with Back Door, based on Hitchcock’s Rear Window and set in 1920s’ Paris, andthe
ever-popular Barrel of Laughs comedy nights - just a few of the highlights at
But back to that phrase – if ‘enter’ makes us sound
like a competition, then that’s definitely wrong. If it makes us sound like a
wonderful new kingdom (or queendom) then that’s not far off the truth with some
magical new events including the Grinlow Art and Storytelling Trail through
Buxton’s beautiful woods behind Poole’s Cavern.
Then there are all those shows that rely on some
audience participation whether it’s Buxton Drama League’s brand new Panto
Capers Workshop or enjoying children’s activities as part of Paula Hobdey’s
family-friendly new exhibition of acrylic paintings at her home.
There are so many ways to join in the fun – come
along to Fringe Sunday in the Pavilion Gardens on July 13 or help us with our
carnival float on July 12. From July 14 you can see our Fringe buskers doing
their stuff at the Bandstand from 5pm in our newest bit of fun, Fringe at Five.
You can enter into things by becoming a Fringe
venue, a Fringe supporter or a Fringe volunteer. You can become a Fringe
committee member or offer a room in your house as accommodation for Fringe
Best of all you can help us party. Watch this space
for news of the official launch of our Fringe programme at Buxton’s Green Man
Gallery on June 6 – free entry for all!