Hellos and Goodbyes at Buxton Fringe AGM

Press Release 14th November 2016 For immediate release

Fringe chair Keith Savage welcomed newcomers at the Fringe’s recent Annual General Meeting, whilst also bidding a fond farewell to several committee members including a former Fringe chair.

The meeting was held at The Old Hall Hotel in Buxton on Wednesday November 9th and offered refreshments and a chance for audiences and entrants to have their say. As key posts were re-elected, Keith thanked departing committee member John Wilson, a former chair, for his enthusiasm and hard work as a “passionate advocate for the Fringe and the arts” over more than 20 years. His legacy included the Fringe’s acclaimed online entry system and the establishment of an archive. Keith also welcomed new committee members including a group of events’ students from the Fringe’s sponsor, the University of Derby.

2016 was also the year that Underground Venues took over the basement rooms of The Old Hall for the last time and Keith praised the managed venue for being “an indelible part of Buxton Fringe history”. In his chair’s speech, Keith thanked the Fringe’s many supporters and suggested that the 2016 event was perhaps “not the biggest but for many people it may have been their best”. The event, which contributed nearly £400,000 to the local economy, was deemed to have gone particularly smoothly and Keith paid tribute to all the performers saying that “whatever work we do throughout the year to make sure the Fringe happens is repaid many times over”.

The AGM was followed by a committee meeting looking forward to the publication of the Fringe’s new flyer (including a sneak preview of next year’s cover) and the opening of online entries on December 1st. An open-to-all Derbyshire Village Carols party in conjunction with The Green Man Gallery will take place on December 3rd to mark the launch.

Anyone looking for further information about joining the committee or taking part in next year’s event should see www.buxtonfringe.org.uk or contact Send message to Info

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