Thursday, 25 May 2017

40 Days: countdown begins (and a competition is announced!)

Our new programme cover: artwork by Tom Mason, design by John Tromans


Buxton Festival Fringe 2017 starts on Wednesday July 5th. Tickets for many shows are now on sale. Almost 40 shows have tickets on sale with Buxton Opera House.
Our exciting new venue Rotunda Theatre now has 15 shows on sale.
Ticketed events at The Green Man Gallery are on sale too.
Underground Venues will be at The Old Clubhouse and the Pavilion Arts Centre this year and tickets for their 70 events should go on sale next week.
So, all you need is a Fringe programme to choose what you are going to see at our biggest, most varied Festival ever. Printed programmes are now widely available in Buxton and will be distributed across the town and throughout the county over the next week.
We'll happily post one to you - though we'd appreciate a SAE, 1st class post for a programme is £1.30. Write to us at:
1 White Knowle Road
Buxton
Derbyshire
SK17 9NG.

With this year’s event just around the corner, Buxton Fringe is already thinking about 2018 and has announced an open-to-all art competition for next year’s programme cover.
The Fringe has had some terrific artwork featured on its programme covers including this year’s photograph from designer Tom Mason featuring tiny model figures against a vintage map background. Past covers have also been provided by art students from Fringe sponsor, the University of Derby.
We are now looking to widen the net with a competition aimed at professional and non-professional artists and designers alike and open to all. The closing deadline for submissions, which must be emailed, is October 1st and there will be a £100 prize for the winning entry.
Full details are available on the Fringe website. Fringe chair Keith Savage adds: “It's a few years since we have had an open competition for the Fringe artwork. Given the number of talented and imaginative artists and designers out there we look forward to having some difficult decisions to make.”

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