Monday, 9 February 2015
This thing gets serious now.
Today is February 9. That means that if you plan to enter Buxton Fringe 2015 you have a little over 2 weeks to take advantage of our lowest-priced fee. Enter before February 28th for just £50 - and get maximum exposure on our website. A good number of shows are there already basking in the sunshine with plenty of space to spread out. If you can't finalise your show before the end of the month there is still plenty of time to get your entry in before our closing date of April 19th.
If you want to put your show on at Underground Venues - back at the Fringe for the 10th year - then check out their website. Underground Venues runs the two performance spaces in the cellars of the Old Hall Hotel and has some spaces at the Pavilion Arts Centre. UV will be accepting entries up until 23 March before deciding on their full programme for 2015.
The Buxton Festival programme looks to be pretty much complete: see a summary here. Tickets go on general sale for the Festival on April 1st - but become a Friend of the Festival to get first pick.
Previously we've encouraged you to get out to Arbor Low and New Mills; this time we suggest you spend a bit more time in Buxton. The town is surrounded by woodland - much of which is cared by for by a local charity, the Buxton Civic Association. There is a splendid 10 mile walk which links up the woodland. The Ring of Trees route is shown on the map linked here. The walk is worth doing at any time of the year. The BCA also maintains Poole's Cavern - usually a Fringe venue - and you can pick up a copy of the Ring of Trees route from the information office at the Cavern.