Wednesday 5th to Sunday 23rd July 2017
The biggest open-access Fringe between Brighton and Edinburgh, Buxton Fringe hosts some 600 events with music, theatre, comedy, spoken word, dance, film, children's events, street theatre, visual arts and more.
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Thursday, 12 June 2014
How good is Buxton Fringe this year?
Talking Stock Productions
People often forget that Buxton Festival Fringe
is a charity (registered no 1017071 since you are asking) so we don't make money on the event. The modest entry
fees we receive from our performers and event makers go into costs such as
printing the Fringe programme and we are grateful for the support we receive
from our sponsor the University of Derby, funders such as the Trevor Osborne
Group and High Peak Borough Council, and our growing band of Fringe Friends –
not to mention all those in the town who give support in kind in various ways.
Bit did you know that some of our Fringe
performers are themselves raising money for charity? Catherine Pasek and Alan
Stockdill (pictured above) of Talking Stock Productions came to our Fringe Programme Launch at
the Green Man Gallery and told us how their one-act comedy Godfrey’s Last Stand
(July 11 and 12 at Underground Venues) is raising money for Macmillan Cancer
Relief. Freerange Theatre raised over £1000 for Children with Cancer in 2013
and hope to raise more in 2014. Their acclaimed show Spoonface Steinberg, a
monologue from an autistic eight year old with cancer, returns to The Old
Clubhouse this Fringe on July 10 and 11.
We note also that singer songwriter Cathy
Rimer is giving all proceeds to charity as is the ever popular Shakespeare
Jukebox. And if you take the free Grinlow Art and Storytelling Trail you will
be asked if you would like to donate to Project Greenhands, a reforestation
Finally don’t forget
that Buxton’s Carnival is all about raising money for worthy Wells Dressings
charities. So give generously when you see people rattling tins on July 12 –
especially if they are wearing orange and part of our heavily ballooned Fringe
float. We know that Fringe performers are inherently good people but if you are using the Fringe to help raise money for something worthwhile, please let us know so we can tell the world in this quite possibly far-reaching blog.