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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Saturday, 19 July 2014
It will be SUNday July 20
On Saturday you may have heard Kenny Robertson history of
rock guitar. Today – by way of contrast perhaps – there is a second and final
chance to hear acoustic guitar virtuoso David Youngs at Underground Venues at
3.45. At the same venue at 12.45 is an intriguing offer – ‘Lullaby of
Andalusia’ which draws on the poetry of Lorca, the music of Falla and flamenco.
This show is brought to us by ARKangel and the same company is back at 5.30pm
with a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald – who fought racial and sexual stereotypes to
forge a great career. Expect a non-stop parade of great songs accompanied by
violin and guitar. Perfect for early evening in summer.
The Buxton Festival is putting on a number of productions as
part of the Fringe. Today there is a real treat. Olivier-nominated actor Gerard
Logan is doing a one-man show ‘Wilde Without The Boy’. Oscar Wilde reflects on
his life in a prison cell. There will be wit, of course, and pathos in this
presentation of ‘De Profundis’, Wilde’s letter to his lover. This is in the
Arts Centre Auditorium at 2pm.
There are other musical choices at 2pm. John Thomson returns
to Buxton for a piano recital at the United Reformed Church – he’ll be playing
Beethoven, Chopin, Bartok and a sonata that he composed. Sideways Band have
been very visible throughout this Fringe and they at Underground Venues today.
Nearby, in the Old Hall Hotel, something of a Fringe
tradition continues. Fringe Readings
is exactly that – spend about 30 minutes listening to someone reading from a
favourite book. You can’t be sure who will be reading- or what they will be
reading from – but it that unexpectedness is part of the pleasure; at 2pm and
A number of performers leave Buxton today – so it is your
last chance to see: comedian Ruth E Cockburn (8.30 at Underground Venues); the
improve show ‘The Good, The Bad and the Unexpected’ (9pm at Underground); His
and Hers Wild Vaudeville in the Piano Lounge at The Old Hall Hotel (8pm) and
Alastair Clark’s political/comedy ‘Vote Russell Brand’ (7pm at Underground).
If you want to study the Fringe programme at your leisure –
or read reviews of shows to help you make your choices – go to the Fringe
or visit the Fringe information desk in the Conservatory next to the Opera