Monday 14 April 2014

Cake and close harmony at the Fringe

Buxton Food and Drink Festival 2013 (credit: James Bissett)

Fringe-going can be hungry, thirsty work so it is with some excitement that our blog today rounds up Buxton Fringe events involving refreshments!

Nothing creates harmony like cake so it is no surprise to see Ordsall Acapella Singers back for a fourth year and offering cake along with their close harmony singing at The United Reformed Church. Not to be outdone, ChorAlchemy youth chamber choir are promising summer punch and cake at St Mary's Church.

Some of the best art is created with a cake in one hand and a paintbrush in the other and in recognition of this, Burbage Art Group provides free cakes and refreshments at its popular annual exhibition. You can also find a cuppa if not necessarily a cupcake at Paula Hobdey's exhibition of acrylics in her home and at The Green Man Gallery where the artists have mounded a group exhibition, Square Roots. 

Buxton Drama League say bring a sandwich but that drinks will be provided at their Panto Capers Workshop. Meanwhile if you're after something stronger, we hope to have Fringe Beer on offer at hotspots including Underground Venues.

So that's our official round up for now but don't forget all those eateries in town that will be working extra hard to make sure you get fed in time for your show. Last year The Old Clubhouse rose to the challenge of providing a burger in double quick time for me and my husband as we rushed between acts and I know The Old Hall Hotel is similarly aware of its responsibilities to manic Fringe-goers trying to catch some food in the bar before being ushered upstairs or through curtains as the case may be.

About the only time I sit down with food and any semblance of leisure at the Fringe is on Fringe Sunday so we do hope you will join us in the Pavilion Gardens on Sunday July 13 from 2.30pm. Bring a picnic or take advantage of the Pavilion's lovely array of ice creams and refreshments.

Oh and did we mention our free Fringe programme launch party at The Green Man on June 6? At the risk of being dubbed posh again, I'll be bringing vol-au-vents...

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