October's Fringe meeting focussed on the future rather than the past, with presentations by Spencer Cooke on the Fringe Train, Mark Jackson on Internet Sales and by Haroun Al-Shaater and Alex Boydell on their photographic portfolio.
With a full year's notice it is hoped the Fringe Train opportunity will be more widely taken up next summer. Free tickets and options to perform in Manchester Piccadilly, on the train to Buxton, in stations along the route or any combination of these will hopefully be linked with fringe performances in Buxton. Spencer thinks this will be most suited to musicians (though cellists may find the train a little awkward) but anyone who can make their presence felt would go down well. I rather fancy close-up magic on the train. Are you reading this Chris?
Mark intends to offer on-line Fringe entry and payment and also on-line ticket sales as an option to entrants. On-line entry would incur no extra costs and is a very generous gesture on Mark's part. Tickets would attract a surcharge (probably about 60p) but performers would get the full price. As with Opera House sales entrants would be asked to pay a fee to use the service.
Alex and Haroun are local photography students whose portfolio was very impressive. They will be official Fringe photographers building up an archive on venues, performers, audiences and atmosphere of artistic and practical merit for us and performers alike.Back