Move or movie? - dance and film at Buxton Fringe

PRESS RELEASE: For immediate release May 20th 2019

The smaller categories of Dance and Film have plenty to offer at this year’s Fringe40.

The town’s streets will be filled with Morris dancers from all over the country on the final Saturday when Chapel-en-le-Frith Morris organise the traditional Buxton Day of Dance. Also eagerly awaited this year is Wallflower Dance’s Havana Nights, an evening of salsa and cocktails in the beautiful, historic setting of the Pump Room. Meanwhile a vintage-style Traditional Afternoon Tea with Music and Dance is offered at the Burbage Institute in aid of the RNLI.

Buxton Film offers a chance to kick back and enjoy four genre-defining Late Night Movies - The Philadelphia Story, That Sinking Feeling, 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Orphanage - at the Rotunda in the Pavilion Gardens. The geodesic dome is also the venue for a new venture, the Nomad Short Film Festival showcasing recent UK shorts including Oscar-winning The Silent Child.

Fringe chair Keith Savage says: “When I trained to be a teacher the maxim was always ‘aim to be rich and varied’ and that’s what this part of the Fringe programme is. With influences from around the globe and across centuries it offers joy and wonder.”

Details of all Fringe events are in the programme and on, where there is a special page listing the many free events at this year’s festival. There is also a brand new Buxton Fringe App.

The Fringe wishes to thank its sponsor The University of Derby as well as financial supporters The Trevor Osborne Charitable Trust and High Peak Borough Council, its Fringe Friends and the town’s many Fringe supporters and venues.



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