Extended 2019 Buxton Fringe opens for entries

Published: 6 December 2018
Reporter: Steve Orme

Catherine Webb with her winning artwork for the Fringe 2018 programme cover and Fringe chair Keith Savage

Entries are now open for the 2019 Buxton Fringe which will be extended to celebrate its 40th festival.

As a concession for Fringe40, companies and artists who enter before the end of February will be charged £40. The cost rises to £70 in March and £85 in April. Closing date for entries is Easter Sunday, 21 April.

Meanwhile, part-time teaching assistant Catherine Webb said she was “thrilled and tickled pink and everything in between” to win a competition to design the cover of the 2019 printed Fringe programme.

She said, “the overall look I’ve gone for is art nouveau which I feel is reflected in the design and architecture within Buxton. The lion is a representation of the lion's head at St Anne's Well but also has symbolic meanings: strength, pride, courage. The Buxton Spa waters are depicted in the circle around the lion. In the mosaic background I’ve placed icons representing themes included within the Fringe.”

Keith Savage, chair of Buxton Festival Fringe, commented, “Catherine’s design and image caught our imagination immediately. It’s vivid, vibrant and confident. It sets the standard for all that we hope to achieve in Fringe40.”

The 2019 Fringe runs from Wednesday 3 until Wednesday 24 July 2019.