BUXTON FESTIVAL FRINGE
1997
11 - 27July

PROGRAMME

Children's Events
Dance
Drama
Exhibitions
Music
Other Events
Spoken Word
Fringe Promotions
Fringe Beer
Buxton Fringe Film Festival

* Denotes tickets available from the Box Office, Buxton Opera House

[ ] Denotes concessions


CHILDREN'S EVENTS

DCC LIBRARIES & HERITAGE: "Peter Pan in the Park"

See SPOKEN WORD section.

BUXTON GREENPEACE: Children's Fun Day

19 July, 12.00noon - 5.00pm: Ladies Bowling Green, Pavilion gardens (FREE, but donations welcome).

DEREK HARLEY: The Writing Experience

See OTHER EVENTS section.


DANCE

POPELUC: Dance Workshop

16 July, 6.30pm: Old Clubhouse. (FREE).

BUXTON FESTIVAL TRADITIONAL DANCE WEEKEND

19 July & 20 July: 10.00am (12.00noon on Sunday) and at various times during the day: 10.00pm Torchlight procession (Saturday only).



DRAMA

*INTERTHEATRE: "George Eliot : A Woman of Some Importance"

17/18 July, 8.00pm; 19 July, 2.30pm & 8.00pm; 20 July, 2.30pm: Old Hall Hotel (£6.50 [Concession £5.50]).

*FESTIVAL PLAYERS COMPANY: "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare

An outdoor production (marquee if wet) in the grounds of Brookfield, Long Hill, Buxton. 17/18 July, 6.30pm (£15 [Child £8.50] price includes Buffet Supper).

*ROWAN THEATRE COMPANY: "My Dear Emily"

19/20 July, 7.00pm: St Anne's Community Centre (£4 [Child/Concession £2]).

*ROWAN THEATRE COMPANY: "Mrs Freud and Mrs Jung"

22/24 July, 8.00pm (discussion after play): Old Clubhouse (£4 [Concession £2]). Drama Workshop - see Other Events.

*BUXTON DRAMA LEAGUE: "The Roses of Eyam" by Don Taylor

17/19 July, 7.30pm: Buxton Methodist Church (£5 [Child/Concession £3]).

*AD HOC THEATRE COMPANY: "Shirley Valentine" by Willy Russell

11/14 July, 7.45pm: Paupers Pit, Old Hall Hotel (£5 [Child/Concession £3.50]). ALSO Drama Workshops see OTHER EVENTS section for details.

*LIFETIME THEATRE PRODUCTIONS: "Richard III" by William Shakespeare

23/24 July, 7.30pm; 25/26 July, 2.30pm & 7.30pm: The Paxton Suite, Pavilion Gardens, St Johns Road (£8 [Concessions £5]).

*REC THEATRE COMPANY: Three one-act plays

11/12 July, 7.30pm & 13 July, 3.30pm: Open Air Theatre, The Square (near George Hotel) (£3 [Concession £2, Child £1.50]).

*REC THEATRE COMPANY: "Don Juan Hits Middle Age"

21/22 July, 7.30pm; 23/24 July, 4.00pm & 7.30pm: Paupers Pit, Old Hall Hotel (£4.50 [Concession £4 not recommended for children under 16]).

*LIVING ROOM THEATRE: "Lucky Sods" by John Godber

25 July, 7.30pm; 26 July, 2.00pm & 7.30pm; 27 July, 1.00pm & 4.00pm: Paupers Pit, Old Hall Hotel (£5 [Concession £3.50]).

*LIVING ROOM THEATRE: "Home Visit" by Ella Burton

25/26 July, 11.00pm: Paupers Pit, Old Hall Hotel (£2).

*FLYING PIG THEATRE COMPANY: "Two" by Jim Cartwright

21/24 July, 9.00pm: Paupers Pit, Old Hall Hotel (£4.50 [Child/Concession £4]).


*UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL THEATRE GROUP: "The Virtuous Burglar" and "One Was Nude and One Wore Tails" by Dario Fo

14/15 July, 7.00pm: Talbot Room, Old Hall Hotel; 16/17 July, 6.00pm; 18 July, 8.30pm; 19 July, 6.00pm: Buxton Spa Swimming Pool, Pavilion Gardens (£4 [Concession £3, Child £2.50]).


EXHIBITIONS

KATE WATSON and LOUISE GARDINER

An exhibition of original textiles and textured pots. Please ring 01298 83344 for details/directions or visit the Fringe Information Desk during the Fringe. Daily 13/27 July, 10.00am - 5.00pm: FREE.

THE DOVE VALLEY GROUP: "In the Borders"

An exhibition trail around the beautiful Dove Valley, featuring paintings by Sheila Fox at Longnor Craft Centre (01298 83587), water-colours by Tony Beresford at Underhill Farm (01298 83281) and outdoor ceramics at the Bank Pottery, Crowdecote (01298 83629). Leaflet and map available by telephoning these numbers or from the Fringe Information Desk during the Fringe. Daily 12/28 July, 10.00am - 4.00pm: FREE.

HELEN and HARRIET LOVE: "Summer Colours"

An exhibition of embroideries and stained glass. 12/13, 16/20 & 23/27 July, Wednesday to Sunday, 12.00noon-6.00pm: Rainbow's End, Blackwell in the Peak, Off A6 near Taddington FREE.

SOUND OF FURY: THE ART and IMAGERY OF HEAVY METAL

Exhibition runs at Buxton Museum, Terrace Road, from 5 July to 16 August, Tuesday-Friday, 9.30am-5.30pm, Saturday, 9.30am-5.00pm, Sunday, 10.30am-5.00pm. Not open on Mondays. (£1 [Child/Concession 50p], Family ticket - 2 adults, 2 children £2).


MUSIC

*TOOTI FLOOTI

27 July, 8.00pm: Old Clubhouse (£4.50 [Child/Concession £3]).

*KOROS: "Awakening" by Jack Glover and Martin Riley

26 July, 8.00pm: Methodist Church, Market Place (£5 [Child/Concession £3]).

AVON SINGERS

19 July, 3.15pm, Devonshire Royal Hospital FREE; 5.00pm, Library, Palace Hotel FREE. 20 July, 4.00pm, Avon Singers in Concert, Piano Lounge, Old Hall Hotel (£3); 9.00pm, Sing Along - Bar, Old Hall Hotel FREE.

POPELUC

13 July, 3.00pm & 8.00pm; 16 July, 8.00pm: Old Clubhouse (£3.50 [Child/Concession £2]).

*TINA C: "Rhinestone Cowgirl"

11/12 July, 8.00pm: Milton's Head Pub, Spring Gardens (£5 [Concession £4, Child £2.50]).

SEMPRE ENSEMBLE

19 July, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 4.00pm & 5.00pm: Piano Lounge, Old Hall Hotel (£1).

*DERBY OPERA WORKSHOP/MATLOCK OPERATIC SOCIETY: "Lorna Doone"

23 July, 7.30pm: Methodist Church, Market Place (£4 [Concession £3, Child £2]).

*PARTITA

23 July, 8.00pm: St John's Church (£5 [Child/Concession £3]).

*ANTHONY MORRIS (Bass/Baritone) & SANDRA PATERSON (Piano)

26 July, 7.30pm: Trinity Church, Hardwick Mount (£5 [Concessions £3, Child £1.50]).

COMEDY SATELLITE

See SPOKEN WORD section.

AIR: Tim Moore & Glen Crookes

19 July, 8.00pm: Springs Cellar Bar, Old Hall Hotel (FREE).

PLEASE Y'SELF + MARK GWYNNE JONES

13 July, 3.00pm & 8.00pm: Burlington's, Market Place (£3 [Child/Concession £2]).

*SHOWCASE OPERA: "The Medium" by Giancarlo Menotti

22 July, 8.30pm: 24 July, 10.15pm: 26 July, 4.00pm: Old Hall Hotel (£5 [Concession £2.50, Child £1]).

*ANTIGUA JOE

26 July, 8.30pm: St Annes Community Centre, Hardwick Square (£3 [Concession £2.50]).

DEEPERWIDERHIGHER

14 July, 8.00pm: The Old Clubhouse (£3 [Concession £2]).

JOHN ALLEN - TIDZA LAD

See SPOKEN WORD section.

*CONCERTO GROSSO

19 July, 7.30pm: St Mary's Church, Dale Road (£4 [Child FREE/Concession £2]).

*SUMMER SERENADE performed by Bux-Fizz

25 July, 7.30pm: Methodist Church, Market Place (£5 [Child £3/Concession £4]) Includes refreshments.




OTHER EVENTS

JENNIE AINSWORTH: Guided Walk - Vera Brittain in Buxton

Duration approximately 2 hours, distance 1 mile. 11, 15, 18, 22 & 25 July, 2.00pm: Starts from the Vera Brittain plaque in the Pavilion Gardens building near the entrance to the Paxton Suite. (£2 [Child 50p]).

*ROWAN THEATRE COMPANY: Drama Workshop

23 July, 10.00am-1.00pm: Old Clubhouse (£5 [Concession £2.50]).

KINGSTERNDALE SLIDES

22 July, 9.00pm & 24 July, 7.30pm: Kingsterndale Parish Hall (take the A515 Ashbourne road, after 2 miles turn left at sign for Kingsterndale and Cowdale, after a further half mile at the road junction for Cowdale, turn right, and the church and hall are a further half mile down the road). (£2).

DEREK HARLEY: The Writing Experience - Calligraphy

9/11 July, 10.00am - 5.00pm & 14/18 July 10.00am - 5.00pm: Entrance Pavilion Gardens (20p per activity or £1 for all activities). For further information telephone 01538 386968.

*AD HOC THEATRE GROUP: Drama Workshop

12/13 July, 2.45pm: Paupers Pit, Old Hall Hotel (£3).

UNFINISHED SYMPHONY

14 & 24 July, 9.00pm: Shrewsbury Room, Old Hall Hotel (£2.50 [Child £1.50]).


FRINGE PROMOTIONS

ART WORKSHOPS: Sue McCall

Telephone 01298 83344 for details and booking. Further information and map available from the Fringe Information Desk during Fringe. 19 & 21 July, 10.00am - 4.00pm: Fough Farm, Hollinsclough (£14 [Under 18 £10] includes light lunch).

POETRY READINGS AT THE MUSEUM

13 & 20 July 12.00noon: Buxton Museum, Terrace Road FREE.

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

Advance booking essential. Please contact Adrian on 01298 73081 to reserve your place. 21 July, 11.00am-4.00pm: 79 Corbar Road (£10 [Concession £7.50]).

OPEN POETRY EVENINGS AT THE MILTON'S HEAD

14 & 21 July, 8.00pm: Milton's Head, Spring Gardens FREE.

OPEN AIR POETRY ON THE SLOPES

Starts at the Slopes (at the Turner Memorial). A unique opportunity to enjoy poetry against the backdrop of Buxton's finest architecture. 11 & 18 July, 6.00pm FREE.

FRINGE READINGS

Come and join us at the Old Hall Hotel on 18/20 July and 25/27 July at 2.00pm and 3.00pm for a relaxing and enjoyable interlude! FREE.


SPOKEN WORD

ROWAN THEATRE COMPANY: "Bring a Poem"

23 & 24 July, 3.00pm - 5.00pm: Hydro Cafe Tea Room, Spring Gardens (Collection taken).

*DCC LIBRARIES & HERITAGE: "Between the Covers"

16 & 23 July, 2.30pm - 4.00pm: Tourist Information Centre, The Crescent also 17 & 24 July, 7.30pm - 9.00pm: Buxton Library, Kents Bank Road (£2.50 [Concession £1.75]).

DCC LIBRARIES & HERITAGE: "Peter Pan in the Park"

25 July, 2.30pm - 3.15pm: Pavilion Gardens - meet at the train kiosk. FREE - Children under 8 must be accompanied.

COMEDY SATELLITE

17 July, 8.00pm: Paupers Pit, Old Hall Hotel (£4 [Concession £3]).

PLEASE Y'SELF and MARK GWYNNE JONES

See MUSIC section.

GILA ELIAS: "Overseen by the Sixth Sense"

17 July, 8.00pm: Milton's Head: 18 July, 11.00am-Tourist Information Centre; 2.00pm-King's Head; 5.00pm-Old Courthouse; 8.00pm-Robin Hood: 19 July, 11.00am-Hydro Cafe Tea-room; 2.00pm-Robin Hood; 4.00pm-Old Courthouse; 7.00pm-King's Head: 20 July, 11.00am-Wild Carrot; 2.00pm-Burlington's Conservatory; 4.00pm-Brookfield Hall; 8.00pm-Milton's Head: 21 July, 11.00am-Hydro Cafe Tea-room; 2.00pm-Burlington's Conservatory; 4.00pm-Wild Carrot. (£1).

*ANTIGUA JOE

See MUSIC section.

JOHN ALLEN - TIDZA LAD

11 & 15 July, 9.00pm: Old Clubhouse (£4 [Concessions £3.50]).


FRINGE BEER

Real Ale specially brewed by Joshua Tetley for the Buxton Festival Fringe. Available only from the Old Clubhouse 11 July to 17 August 1997.

Fringe Benefits! For every pint sold the Fringe receives 15p. Sup up and support the Arts!



BUXTON FRINGE FILM FESTIVAL (B3F)

Programme produced by Sheffield University.

Each day there will be at least four different programmes in the Video Vault at the Old Hall Hotel - the theme this year being Film and Poetry. The core contents of each programme are given below, but at each screening other new films and films still in production by students from Manchester Metropolitan University will be shown.

FRIDAY 18 JULY

11.15am Foundations: W. H. Auden - "Night Mail" and "Runner

2.00pm Iain Sinclair - Work in Progress

4.00pm Cosmopolitan New Work - Peter Todd, Grey Suit Group, Shafeeq Vellani, Marie Craven

7.30pm Film and Poetry with Edwin Morgan

10.00pm Film and Poetry with Roy Fisher

SATURDAY 19 JULY

11.15am Cross Cuts : Film, Poetry and Education - South Bank Centre, Matthew Sweeney

2.00pm Portraits of Poets - W.S. Graham, Sorley Maclean, Hugh MacDiarmid

4.00pm Film and Poetry with Douglas Dunn

7.30pm The Film Poets - Peter Symes talks to Tony Harrison about his film Blasphemer's Banquet

10.15pm Late Night Film Poems - Simon Armitage's Xanadu and Fred D'Aguiar's Sweet Thames

SUNDAY 20 JULY

11.15am Film Poem Experiments - Nicholas Baumfield (Northern Poetry Library)

2.00pm Manchester/Buxton New Work - The Milton's Head and Thought-Fox Projects, Nicky Simpson's Poets Performing

4.00pm On Your Nerve: Frank O'Hara - A Film Event - W. N. Herbert, David Kinloch, Donny O'Rourke

7.30pm Portrait of a Poet: Colin Still's 1997 film about Allen Ginsberg"No more to say, and nothing to weep for"

Cost per performance £3.50; one-day ticket £10; a B3F pass for the whole Film Festival £25.

Supported by North West Arts and University of Sheffield


For a FREE copy of the Fringe programme contact
Barbara Wilson, Secretary, Buxton Festival Fringe,
11 Hardwick Mount, Buxton, SK17 6PR.
or e-mail pjl@patents.u-net.com

The 1997 Buxton Festival Fringe is supported by Wilson Gunn McCaw (Chartered Patent Attorneys), North West Arts Board, High Peak Borough Council and University of Sheffield.

Web addresses of participating groups:
Showcase Opera: http://members.aol.com/MaceGr/medium.htm

Registered Charity No: 1017071

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