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Friday, 18 July 2014
Fringe on Friday
As we reach the mid-point of the 35Th Buxton
Festival Fringe the daily programme gets bigger and bigger with over 40 shows
and events to choose from today.
Among the new events is a world premiere. Derbyshire performance
poet Mark Gwynne-Jones has a show called ‘Wordworms’ at the Pavilion Arts
Centre Studio. Recommended for all aged 7 and over expect a show that is
energetic, funny, compelling and thoughtful. Mark is a brilliant performer and
writer. He opens at 7.30 tonight.
At the same time and just along St John’s Road in the Octagon the
Derbyshire City & County Youth Orchestra will be performing Holsts’ Planet
Suite. The Orchestra meets-up for 5 days every year and learns a new programme
and performs it for us. It’s hard work for the musicians but the result is
More modest in scale but equally exciting will be a violin
and piano recital at the MethodistChurch. Duncan Reid and
Jonathan Ellis team-up to play sonatas by Beethoven and Brahms as well as
Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances.
At St John’sChurch, also, at 7.30
soprano Laura Monaghan, accompanied by pianist Mark Cartwright, will be
performing songs from the 20th century – including Strauss’ Four
Last Songs and Alban Berg’s Seven Early Songs. With such riches on offer we
would wish for time travel so as to hear them all.
From the drama programme the well-received new play by
Buxton Drama League, ‘Caroline’, end its short-run in the Methodist Church
Hall. Also tonight is Sian Dudley’s one-woman show ‘WOW’ at the Loft on the
You can have a whole evening of new comedy at Underground
Venues tonight: ‘The Good, The Bad, and the Unexpected’ takes its title from a
spaghetti western – its an improv show and starts at 6.15; Bill Woolland – a
father of 7 – shares his experiences of parenthood; Claire Cogan’s ‘Bite Size
Show’ introduces a host of instantly recognisable characters; Amadeus Martin
returns to Buxton with ‘God created Brixton’ – this part of south-west London
is twinned with Monaco, Amadeus contrasts and compares.
Away from the hurly-burly of Buxton there is an art
exhibition at New Mills’ Spring Bank Arts Centre open from 2-8pm today and all
weekend too. Sue Astles presents landscapes by Harry Ousey who was inspired by
Kinder Scout in the 1940s and later Cornwall and
where he died in 1985. Sue is Harry’s niece and will be providing insights into
his life and atmospheric work.