Saturday 8 April 2017

Buxton International Festival - tickets on sale

dotdotdot dance - will be performing Los Nacimientos with Gillian Keith and John Reid

What we have come to know as the Buxton Festival is now the Buxton International Festival - a change in name that accurately reflects the character of the event. Tickets are now on public sale - and some events are sold out already, so don't delay. The Box Office is here.

Among the events at Buxton International Festival is Los Nacimientos a new piece by Tom Randle. Tom explained how the work came about for Friends of the Festival: "Los Nacimientos (The Births) is a new interdisciplinary dance/theatre piece created in collaboration with dotdotdot dance. The piece itself began life as a song cycle - a setting of texts by the Nobel prize-winning Chilean revolutionary poet Pablo Neruda.
"Although the song cycle in its original form had been received very successfully, it was after seeing a performance by dotdotdot dance in the Buxton Fringe Festival that the idea was hatched to work with them and put these two elements - 21st century Art Song and flamenco infused choreography - together.
"We hope that those already familiar with Neruda will welcome the chance to revisit his work in a brand new way, and for those encountering his poems for the first time, I can promise an extraordinary and unforgettable evening."
Los Nacimientos will be performed at the Pavilion Arts Centre on Saturday 15 and 22 July at 7.30pm. Gillian Keith will sing accompanied by pianist John Reid.

Another important Buxton event which sees its fruition during the Fringe is the Buxton Spa Prize. "The Buxton Spa Prize is an open art competition celebrating the town’s culture, natural beauty and heritage. Last year the competition attracted more than 150 artists. The aim of the Buxton Spa Prize is to make the town an internationally recognised centre for visual arts.
"The competition, now in it's fourth year, is for artists working in any 2D media (except photography) who are over the age of 17 on 1st April 2017. The winning artist will receive a grand prize of £5000. The Buxton Spa Prize 2017 is proudly sponsored by ‘The Trevor Osborne Charitable Trust’.
"Winners will be judged by a panel of experts from the town and the art world. The exhibition includes the sale of work and runs from Saturday 1st July until Monday 31st July at The Green Man Gallery."
Artists have until May 15th to enter the competition and until June 25th to submit their work.

Back at Fringe Towers we are happy to report that we now have 125 events and shows lined-up for July and there are still 9 days in which to enter in order to be guaranteed a listing in the printed programme which will be published and launched at a party - also at the Green Man Gallery - on Saturday June 3rd. It looks like being a special Fringe indeed.

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