Join the Fringe team for carols

In what has become an annual event, Buxton Fringe is inviting everyone to celebrate the opening of entries to the 2018 Fringe with a festive village carols sing-along.

The exciting Christmas Party, hosted by Buxton’s Green Man Gallery, will take place on Saturday December 9 from 7pm-9.30pm with Derbyshire Village Carols from 7.30pm-9pm. Wine and light refreshments will be provided with all donations going to the Fringe.

On the same day, there will also be a free Derbyshire Village Carols Workshop from 2.30pm-4.30pm at The Green Man led by Kaleidoscope Choir’s Carol Bowns for anyone who would like to practise the carols beforehand.

Both events are free and everyone is welcome. Those unable to attend the afternoon session can still join the party and singing is optional!

The party marks the December 1 opening of entries for next summer’s eagerly anticipated Fringe festival and party-goers will have a chance to meet members of the Fringe team and learn how to get involved or become a Fringe Friend.

Following suggestions from last year’s performers, the Take Part information on the Fringe website http://www.buxtonfringe.org.uk has been comprehensively updated to be even easier to understand whilst the widely-praised online process is as simple as ever. The attractively low entry fees remain the same as last year’s.

As ever the Fringe, praised by one entrant as “the friendliest fringe in the fringiverse”, is always on hand to answer any queries on venues, technical matters or other issues.

Keith Savage, Chair of the Buxton Festival Fringe said: “We all of us have Dr Ian Russell and others to thank for collecting and sharing the dozens of carols sung in many Derbyshire villages. We are pleased that Buxton, the Green Man Gallery and the Fringe are becoming part of the tradition that ensures that these carols are learned and heard.”

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