PRESS RELEASE May 3rd 2021 - For immediate release
Buxton Fringe is hoping to “paint the town orange” with “hot spots” of orange flowers, bunting and decorations during its festival from July 7 to 25.
Buxton Wild Weeks, Funny Wonders and its Flowerpot Trail, Friends of Buxton Station and their orange-abdomened bumble bees, Pooles Cavern and Morrisons supermarket have all come on board to help make the dream a reality. Planned locations include Pooles Cavern, the Opera House forecourt, the planters outside the Pump Room and flowerbeds inside the Pavilion Gardens conservatory, but the Fringe is also asking shops, schools, care homes and members of the public to help create their own “hot spots” elsewhere.
Says Fringe vice-chair Viv Marriott: “Whatever people can do to cheer up the town would be welcome. A Flowerpot person with orange flowers in their hair, sitting in a tub of orange flowers would be super, or a hanging basket or planter of orange flowers like marigolds or nasturtiums outside your business or home or just a bunch of orange paper flowers - all would be equally appreciated.”
She adds: “Both the Fringe and Buxton International Festival are also looking for locations to display their performers’ posters this year - if anyone would like us to provide a colourful montage of posters to brighten up a shop window or other public area, please do get in touch. It could also be a way of bringing new life to empty premises.”
The Fringe is currently building its programme of events with entrants asked to enter by May 18th if at all possible. During the arts festival itself, people will be able to find out more at the Fringe Information Desk which has a slightly different location this year - the bar area inside the Pavilion Gardens conservatory. What’s on details are also available as events come in via https://buxtonfringe.org.uk and the free Buxton Fringe App.
Anyone able to help with hot spots or poster displays is asked to Send message to Marketing
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