Ringing the changes at Buxton Fringe

Buxton Festival Fringe will be bidding a fond goodbye to its outgoing chair Keith Savage and appointing a new chair at its open-to-all AGM on Thursday November 21.

The event which takes place at The Green Man Gallery on Hardwick Square South, Buxton at 7 for 7.30pm is also likely to see new appointments for the roles of Treasurer and Secretary though long-standing committee member Maria Carnegie looks set to continue as Vice-chair.

With so many changes in personnel the Fringe is looking for new committee members to take on a wide variety of volunteer roles. The friendly AGM includes a chance to mingle with a glass of wine and take part in a Q&A with the team. It will be followed by an abbreviated committee meeting from 8 to 9.30pm with newcomers welcome to stay and see how the Fringe works before deciding whether they want to join the committee.

The Fringe recently celebrated its 40th year with a bumper festival that saw an estimated 43% rise in ticket sales and nearly £350,000 contribution to the local economy. 2020 dates have been announced as July 1-19 with online entries being taken from December 1 2019. See www.buxtonfringe.org.uk for full details.

The website also offers information on the Fringe’s exciting programme cover competition with a £100 prize on offer - deadline November 1st.

Acting Fringe chair Stephen Walker comments: "After the huge success of Fringe40, Buxton Fringe is entering a new era, so there's never been a better time to get involved. We'd be delighted to see newcomers at our AGM, which is a great opportunity to find out more about what we do." 

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