Wednesday, 2 May 2012


We are starting to gather momentum for Fringe 2010 with entries now in double figures. February is the last month during which entrants can join Fringe 2010 for just £45 and you should anticipate another 20 or so entries before the end of the month. So keep an eye on the for all the latest news.

Last time we told you about what will probably be the biggest Fringe event - the Military Tattoo in The Dome. The event has grown so big - in terms of the number of bands and personnel - that there will now be just the one show rather than two. There are 750 tickets only. Don't blame us if you miss out by leaving it too late.

Another big, and new event, for 2010 is the Buxton Art Trail. The visual arts have always been an important part of the Fringe and a group of local artists are working to put on a trail around the town showcasing a variety of craftspeople and artists. The extent and range of work will depend to some extent on how many spaces can be found to display the work and how many artists want to join in. You have until the end of March either to offer to host some artwork or to register as an artist for the Trail. Contact Adi (01298 78637) or Suzanne (01298 214319) if you can provide space to exhibit work or if you want to display your own work. The Trail will be open over the first weekend of the Fringe - 10th and 11th of July.
While you are waiting for the Fringe to start - and if you are in Buxton on a Wednesday evening - you could do far worse than get along to the Eagle on the Market Place. On the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month (so February 10 and 24, March 10 and 24) from 9pm Club Acoustic provides opportunities for local musicians to sing and play. The standard of musicianship and entertainment is always high. You can probaly still pick-up a copy of the 2009 Christmas CDClub Acoustic 4 (try the Violin Shop also on the Market Place). It is a bit unfair to select from the CD put two of the younger performers stand out (to these ears anyway). Emily Dart's voice has astonishing depth these days and her performance of Moondance (accompanied by dad Bernie) is a joy. If this was Desert Island Discs I'd take Patrick Smith'sClap Hands which is probably the leftfield selection on the CD - the profits from sales go to Shelter.

by Keith Savage - Published 06/02/2012

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