We have plenty of free stuff to do at the Fringe, and it's all listed here. For Online events just click in the links within the event description.
Many more events will come on stream before we reach the closing date for entries on Tuesday 18th May. Please check back often.
Note the events below are listed in good faith but will be subject to the government's coronavirus guidelines as they stand in July.
Events marked have been suggested by the entrant as generally suitable for family viewing. Events in the Children's Events category are specifically aimed at young people.
TINY!: MOUSE QUEENS AND MOLE KINGS - Stone and Water
Join us in the Gardens for some gentle, laughful creativity. Making Mouse Queens, Mole Kings, Ladybird Princesses or Beetle Knights and the miniature castles they call home, we'll create worlds of fabulous characters and send you off to tell your own wondertales. Materials provided. Please bring a smile.
Pavilion Gardens – Playground (33m) OpenStreetMap 11 Jul 11am to 3pm Free, Ages 3+ Comments
THE POETRY TEACHER - Andy Gilbert
The self-proclaimed No. 1 poetry teacher in the UK returns with a mini masterclass, before performing a new genre combining poetry, storytelling and theatre. Annus Horribilis, Anus Horribilis (Horrible Year, Horrible Bottom) is considered to be vulgar and deluded but the sincerity of Gilbert cannot be doubted. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Workshop Room (86b) OpenStreetMap 8, 9 Jul 6pm to 7pm, 10, 11 Jul noon to 1pm Free, Stong language and adult themes, Ages 16+ Comments
MIX IT UP - Serpentine Community Garden
Outdoor early afternoon acoustic double bill amongst Serpentine Community Garden’s raised beds. The Good Ole Boys are getting the band back together; Susie and the Bad Habits sing acappella. They may mix it up. Come early for mocktails and hot drinks. Stay later to see what's growing.
Serpentine Community Garden (107) OpenStreetMap 11 Jul noon to 4pm Free
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BUXTON SPOKEN WORDS LIVE! - Buxton Spoken Words
Original and favourite poetry performed by local writers from Buxton and the High Peak. This event will take place live and in person if at all possible. If not it will take place online. Further details to be announced. (New Writing)
Green Man Gallery – Ground Floor Gallery (86a) OpenStreetMap 8 Jul 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Online: www.facebook.com/Buxton-Spoken-Words-105382554732032 or www.youtube.com/channel/UC7fsKtnsRrXtllrLSpykD-g 9-25 Jul all day Free, Donations: Donations towards our Fringe Festival costs will be gratefully received. Comments
CROOKED SPIRE MURDER MYSTERY MUSICAL (WINDLASS EDITION) - AshGate Heritage Arts
In 1360, John Carpenter arrives in Chesterfield to build a windlass and erect a new church spire. But the master carpenter is murdered. More death and intrigue follow and John becomes the suspect. Will John find young Walter who has disappeared? And will he be able to clear his name? (New Writing)
Online: www.ashgateheritagearts.co.uk 18 Jul from 7:30pm, 19-25 Jul all day Free, BSL Interpreter
Further information: firstname.lastname@example.org 07497910930 Comments
BUXTON PHOTO CHALLENGE 2021 - Chapel Camera Club
Just for fun again this year! Take six photos on six themes in six hours - in the right order. You can use your camera or phone and take them anywhere you like. No judging or prizes this year, but an enjoyable challenge which will sharpen your observation/photography skills.
Online: www.facebook.com/Buxton-Photo-Challenge-234599926595191 10 Jul 10am to 4pm Free
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WHERE WE ARE NOW - The Green Man Gallery Artists
The Green Man Gallery's resident artists present a celebration of their art and inspirations. A vibrant exhibition of paintings, drawings, print-making, mixed media, photography, mosaics, ceramics and textiles which also explores the stories, journeys, processes and techniques behind the art. Open every day in the first floor galleries.
Green Man Gallery (86) OpenStreetMap 7 Jul 10:30am to 8pm, 8-25 Jul 10:30am to 5:30pm Free
Further information: the Gallery, thegreenmangallery.com, email@example.com or 01298 937375 Comments
BUXTON PRIDE PICNIC - Stone and Water
A summer afternoon, fancy hats, wonderful cakes, fabulous people: Buxton’s Pride Picnic is back for its fourth summer feast, a celebration of the town’s LGBTQ+ community. Join us for laughter, conversation, new friends, old tarts… bring your own picnic and maybe bake a cake for our Big Gay Bake Off.
Pavilion Gardens – Swimming Pool Lawns (33n) OpenStreetMap 17 Jul 2pm to 5pm Free Comments