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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Sunday, 5 July 2015
Why the Fringe gets Buxton buzzing
Festivals have a habit of bringing people together. Just
take a look at the following article about Sidmouth Folk Week.
Here in Buxton, though we are also proud of the economic
benefits brought to the town by both the Fringe and the Festival, we are
probably even more excited by the feeling of community and fun engendered by
our event. "I love what happens to Buxton during the Fringe - I
enjoy seeing the colourful thespians, artists and musicians in town and the
energy shift is palpable. Buxton feels hip!" said Buxton Tennis Club’s Fiona
Holland in a recent issue of Pure Buxton and we get plenty more comments like
that from enthusiastic visitors to our Fringe Information Desk, which opens
Our Community Links scheme also tries to make the buzz reach
as far as possible. So we help performers contact care homes, schools and other
organisations with a view to bringing them shows and workshops. And the Fringe
itself sometimes gets involved with community projects. Last week I joined
Haddon Hall Care Home residents in making a colourful wall display about the
Fringe and look forward to bringing you some pictures of this when it is
finished. This week I’ll be involved in a similar activity session at the
Portland Care Home.
Every year we are delighted afresh with the support we get
in the town – we know plenty of places such as Buxton Community School mount
their own Fringe displays and shops are enthusiastically displaying performers’
posters. Thank you shops, thank you venues, thank you volunteers and thanks to
all who help turn Buxton orange during the Fringe every July.