Wednesday 3 December 2014

Buxton Festval Fringe: back, ready to go for July 2015

Just in case you didn't know, two important things we need to tell you:
1] Buxton Festival Fringe 2015 will open on Wednesday July 8th and close 19 days later on Sunday July 26th;
2] Fringe 2015 is now open for entries and here at Fringe command we're ready to process your entries and get them onto the Fringe website as soon as we can.
At this early stage just a couple of things to let you know.
2015 is a big year for all things Derbyshire - anyone who is producing something in the county is encouraged to add the slogan "Made In Derbyshire" and the Fringe will certainly be doing that.
2015 is also a special year for a number of people with Buxton connections. It marks the 175th anniversary of the establishment of the craft of well-dressing in the town. The local committee not only dresses the town's wells it also organises the carnival and the procession through the town. They will be planning something special for Carnival Day which falls on Saturday July 11th. In 2014 the Fringe float was awarded a cup - we'll doing our best to win something in 2015.
2015 is also the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Chapel-en-le-Frith Morris Men. They will be organising a day of dance on Saturday July 18th and will be hoping for a dry day. The only wet morning of Fringe 2014 coincided with the day of dance- so all the dancers deserve better in 2015.
Fringe Sunday - our annual free party in the Pavilion Gardens takes place on July 12th this year. [We don't anticipate toning down the orange and we'll just have to hope that we're not misunderstood in any quarter].
We're hopeful that students from the University of Derby (which, we are delighted to say, is continuing to sponsor the Fringe) will lend a hand to make Fringe Sunday - and our Carnival Day Float - better than ever.
At the head of this post is an e-flyer - please share it to remind people that Buxton Fringe 2015 is on its way.
The next blog post - and these will be weekly for the time being - will uncover the artwork for next year's Fringe programme. Excited? You bet we are.

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