Buxton venues give thumbs up to the Fringe!

PRESS RELEASE February 4th 2021 - For immediate release

Venues across Buxton and beyond, both indoors and outdoors, have told Buxton Fringe they are ready to welcome Fringe performers this summer.

Buxton Fringe is set to make a splash from July 7th to 25th as artists gear up to entertain audiences however they can. Fringe venues co-ordinator Sandra Jowett has been leading a team of volunteers contacting cafes, churches, parish halls, sports facilities and other spaces to update venues details listed on the Fringe website. She says: “We’ve had a very positive response… All established venues are keen to host Fringe events this year, in line with whatever regulations are in place at the time.”

The team has also managed to find new venues including the spacious Bull i Thorn cafe just outside Buxton, the Tarmac Silverlands Stadium and Eyam Parish Church. Talks are ongoing to establish other open air venues with updates expected at the end of this month. Meanwhile performers have also been talking to the Fringe about the possibility of using tents or marquees. Sandra says: “We are keen to put venues and performers in touch with others who may be planning for outdoor space (covered or not). Do please contact Send message to Venues

All three of the traditional managed venues, Underground, the Rotunda and the Green Man Gallery, have also indicated that they hope very much to be hosting Fringe events during July.

The Fringe recognises that some performers will want to bring virtual shows and has tweaked its entry system to be even easier for artists to create online or hybrid events with their online links and donation information clearly displayed on the listings. Entries co-ordinator Ian Bowns has also drawn up some basic guidance for performers who wish to monetise their online shows. Anyone interested should contact Send message to Entries

In recognition of the fact that entrants may need a little longer to decide what they can bring to the Fringe, there will be a flat entry fee of just £50 which will extend right up to the final deadline for the printed programme of April 18th 2021.

Fringe chair Stephen Walker comments: “"We are seeing entries to the Fringe start to come in and we know lots of artists are working on events. It proves that despite the difficulties, people want to be creative and we will be here to provide a platform for them whatever the circumstances."

Full Take Part information including publicity tips and updated venues listings are available on www.buxtonfringe.org.uk.

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