Dates now set for Fringe 2015!

Brief encounters in the sunshine (credit: Donald Judge)

Welcome to the Buxton Festival Fringe, one of the largest open-access arts festivals in the country...

Next year's Fringe has been set for Wednesday July 8th to Sunday July 26th with entries being taken from December 1. The website's Entrants'  Info section will be fully updated by then but in the meantime still offers some useful advice for wouldbe participants. Remember it is never too early to be thinking about your event and investigating possible venues.

This 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 have been updated to 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.

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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?

Fringe AGM - Looking to get more involved? Come to the Fringe Annual General Meeting on Wednesday November 12th, 7 to 7.30pm at The Old Hall Hotel, Buxton. New committee members welcome. Ordinary meeting follows from 7.30 to 9.30pm.

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.

2014 Blog: Read Keith Savage's tribute to Peter Low

Helen McIvor - Hear how a University of Derby student came up with a winning design for the cover of the Fringe programme. With thanks to Radio Derby.

Programme Cover 2014: University of Derby illustration students were asked to come up with a design for the 2014 programme. See the excellent results and the winning entry from Helen McIvor.

Writing about the Fringe? See new press releases or contact our Press Officer.

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.

Shear genius: Fringe sheep

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 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.