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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Wednesday, 30 July 2014
The end of another great Fringe
Shakespeare's Jukebox collect their Street Theatre award
Keith has been so efficient at blogging during the Fringe
that I haven’t felt the need to intrude. Well it’s all over now and in danger
of feeling a little flat so perhaps it is time to round things off with a few
It was great to see so many performers and Fringe supporters
at the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, a super occasion upstairs at The Old Clubhouse - the venue beautifully Fringeified with bunting and table decorations. While
a few will have been disappointed not to receive awards, it was lovely to see the smiling faces of those acts such as Shakespeare's Jukebox (pictured above) who did come away with something. And there were tears of
joy from some of the winners with the John Beecher Memorial Award in particular
bringing up many emotions. The highly creative Off-Off-Off Broadway Company
picked up this award, telling me later that John had been their dear friend and
was an inspiration in everything that they do.
Over the coming weeks, certificates will be sent out and the website's gallery pages refreshed. Some of the photos are just fantastic and we should
thank our volunteer photographers – Ian J Parkes, Donald Judge, James Bissett
and the webmaster Dan Osborne (the latter performing various unwise acrobatics
on top of the Fringe float to get the right shot). We are lacking video however
so do get in touch if you can plug this gap by posting something on Youtube to
which we can link.
The thank you game is a dangerous one as it sometimes seems
that the whole town is in on the task of making the Fringe successful, but three
cheers for Fringe chair Keith, a ubiquitous figure seeing around 45 shows as well as organising new venture Fringe at Five, and to the tireless Fringe desk managers and volunteers
who helped paint the town orange.