Welcome to the Buxton Festival Fringe, one of the largest open-access arts festivals in the country...
Preparations are on-going for this year's Fringe, which will run from Wednesday July 8th to Sunday July 26th, and we are looking forward to receiving many more entries! The website's Entrants' Info section is fully updated and offers useful advice for wouldbe participants including a detailed list of potential venues. Remember anyone can enter the Fringe - there is no selection or censorship. From now until the closing date for the programme, April 19, events will be rolling in so keep an eye on our Programme page to see what's on.
Last year's Fringe was a great success culminating in a packed and emotional Fringe Awards ceremony on the last day. Many congratulations to the nominees and winners and thanks to all who took part in the Fringe this year as well as all our volunteers, reviewers, supporters and venues. See the full list of nominees and award winners.
We had some great press coverage both locally and nationally. As Hugh Canning put it in The Sunday Times: "That’s why I love Buxton: the Festival opera may play to a select audience, but the festive spirit, including a lively Fringe, is so infectious that even rain can’t dampen it."
Our gallery pages bring you all the best images from a sizzling Fringe summer with some 150 events adding up to nearly 600 individual performances across more than 30 venues.
We are very grateful for the key financial help we receive from our supporters who are acknowledged on our Links page. Would your company be interested in raising its profile and helping the Fringe at the same time? Contact our Fringe Chair.
As a charity run entirely by volunteers we are always looking for new blood. See how you can help.
Calendar of Fringes: Keith Savage's newest blog charts a whole year of exciting Fringes!
Website revamp: We are working on a new-look Fringe website. Watch this space!
Programme cover: Isabelle Wilkins, former University of Derby student, has provided artwork for the 2015 programme cover and flyer. The flyer will be distributed over the coming months.
2015 Blog: Check out Keith Savage's blog as we plan for this year's Fringe.
Fringe Friends - As of October 2014 we now have 194 Friends helping to support the Fringe. It only costs £10 to join us - will you help us reach 200?
Peter Low - It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Peter Low, Fringe chair for 15 years between 1991 and 2004. He remained involved in the Fringe and was hugely respected and loved by all who knew him. Hear his interview with High Peak Radio from 2009 on our Archive page.
Want to be kept in touch with our news? We now send out regular Fringe updates (including all the latest news from our entries co-ordinator) to all registered users so simply go to our Online area and follow the simple instructions. If you already have an account (because you entered the Fringe last year) then just check that our contact details are correct by logging in and clicking on the My Profile link.
Community Links Learn how the Fringe has been getting out and about in the local community.
Check out the Buxton Opera House's on-going drama programme including some familiar faces from the Fringe. See http://www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/whats-on/section/drama for details.
You can follow us on twitter and facebook.
See About Us for details of the dates and times of all our Committee meetings in 2014.