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The Fringe prints 18,000 copies of the full Programme of Events which are distributed widely on a local and regional level and to our mailing lists.
The Fringe Information Desk, which is next to the Opera House in the Conservatory Foyer, is open daily between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (and new for 2010 from 6 to 7.30pm) during the Fringe and needs posters and fliers for each event. Send these before the Festival to the Fringe Chair at 32 Green Lane, Buxton SK17 9DL or deliver by hand to the desk during the Fringe. They will be displayed at the desk and on a display board in Spring Gardens shopping centre. About 50 fliers and 12 posters are enough for this but you may wish to print more for your own purposes. N.B. The wider distribution of material for individual events is the responsibility of participants. Many shops, cafés and pubs take posters and fliers.
Please make it clear on all publicity that the event is part of the Buxton Festival Fringe - use the Fringe logo if you can. It can be downloaded from the web-site - right click this link and choose Save Target As... or emailed as a jpg on request.
The Fringe is also promoted generally through the local and regional Media. You too need to approach them yourselves with photos and press releases. (A Press list is supplied with confirmation of entry.) Local Radio Stations may be willing to broadcast good quality recordings and are keen to interview you over the telephone. Please include a named contact. For advice, see How to write a Press Release.
Please upload photographs as part of the online entry procedure. If you would like further advice on publicity contact the Press Officer, who would also be happy to receive your press releases for his information.
Fringe Launch Party. This event is run by Underground Venues but acts from other venues are also welcome. Traditionally, it includes five to ten minute extracts from shows as well as live music and sometimes party games! It is a chance for Fringe goers to socialise as well as being a useful place for entrants to publicise their events. It is usually held on the first evening of the Fringe at the Fringe Club in the Old Hall Hotel. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Fringe Sunday, Carnival and Street publicity are worth the effort. Meet the public in costume if possible with handbills at the ready. Impromptu street theatre works too. Suitable sites and contacts are included in the list of venues. The Carnival Procession welcomes Fringe participants.
Reviews are produced and posted daily during the Fringe. We aim to post them by midday following the first performance. Copies will be made available to participants who may use them for on-going publicity. The reviews are also published on the web-site. In order to get a review, we require you to admit one reviewer on your first night (free of charge). While we make every effort to review every show we cannot unfortunately guarantee this.Back