Expect The Unexpected At Buxton Fringe

Press Release 12 June 2012

Away from the main categories is where you really find that the Fringe has something for everyone, from a Military Tattoo to a Flower Festival, and from Magic to a Podcast recording, via Street Theatre and Film, you'd be hard pressed to not find something to enjoy.

Returning for a third year, the Fringe's biggest show, the Buxton Military tattoo features five military bands, the skirl of the bagpipes and the beat of the drums as well as a Precision Drill Display and Cadet Lite Gun Race. Also now a regular event, Buxton Film's Open Shorts competition for amateur filmmakers returns, screening the best of the entries and presenting prizes.

Out on the forecourt of the Opera House, and a real favourite with festival-goers the Shakespeare Jukebox allows you to take your pick from a selection of the best the Bard can offer. Whereas at the opposite end of the technological scale, Three's Company is recording its new comedy radio show, Adventure Time - The Podcast; come and join in as the audience for this genre-busting farce.

Be amazed at the close up and stage magic of the High Peak Magicians Society members as the magicians move from table to table performing mystifying sleight of hand miracles. Meanwhile all the magic of this year's Jubilee is celebrated at St Peter's Church, which will be hosting a Flower Festival with themed arrangements depicting events during Her Majesty's 60-year reign.

New to the Fringe, Macmillan Cancer Support are bringing their free Mobile Information Bus Service to Spring Gardens on 10th and 11th July, They provide high quality face-to-face information and support to anyone affected or concerned by cancer.

To catch all the fun of the Fringe, come to Pavilion Gardens on Sunday 8th July, for Fringe Sunday based around the bandstand and featuring tasters of Fringe shows, music, drama, street theatre, face painting, balloon modelling, magic and more - all for free! Bring the family plus picnic and enjoy the Fringe atmosphere. And if you can't wait for it all to begin, the Fringe Launch Party is on 3rd July down in the atmospheric vaults of the Old Hall Hotel, where you can catch preview performances and mingle with the stars.

The Fringe is hugely grateful to its many supporters including its main sponsor The University of Derby Buxton as well as The Osborne Group, High Peak Borough Council, The Old Hall Hotel and The Cavendish Shopping Arcade.

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