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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It is one of those Fringe paradoxes that the more is going on, the less we find time to tell you all about it on our blog! Right now we are busy compiling the printed Fringe programme and there is always a feeling of wonder about quite how it all manages to come together!
Since our last blog, the deadline for the printed programme has passed and we have a healthy 148 entries so a big thank you to all those performers and event-makers who have brought their own magic to this year’s Fringe, ensuring that we have an exciting array of events in every category.
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be telling you in more detail about some of the shows that are coming our way but for starters, it struck me how much actual magic is being offered. We are very excited to have some magic of the psychopathic variety from veteran comedian and magician extraordinaire, Jerry Sadwowitz performing at the Arts Centre Auditorium. Hambledon Productions meanwhile pay tribute to the legendary Tommy Cooper while the REC Youth Theatre Company go back much further in time to bring us the magic of the Arabian Nights.
High Peak Community Arts invite you into their magical story-telling yurt and there is more family-friendly magic from High Peak Magic Society (offering close-up magic at your table), Seska, with tricks and cookies galore, and Beneath the Star, with magical, all-ages storytelling at the Green Man Gallery.
We’re confident also that our own offerings - Fringe at Five and Fringe Sunday will be magical in all senses of the word.
You can see exactly what’s going on by checking out our revamped Events and Diary pages. We’d also love to meet you in person - visit our stand at Buxton’s Spring Fair on May 2nd near the Turner Memorial or join us at our programme launch party at The Green Man Gallery on Sunday June 5th, 6.30pm for 9.30pm with light refreshments, music and… well you can bring the magic! Stephanie