The talented artists and performers who have kept audiences entertained at the Buxton Festival Fringe have been recognised at an awards ceremony.
Chair Stephen Walker, speaking at the event held in a cosy polytunnel at The Serpentine Community Garden on Sunday (24 July), thanked all those who helped the event including committee members, venues, Fringe Desk staff, Fringe Friends, and High Peak Borough Council.
He paid an emotional tribute to former Vice Chair Viv Marriott and former Chair Keith Savage, both of whom sadly died in the last year.
Youth Theatre awards for Nottingham-based Shadow Syndicate were dedicated to Viv this year whilst Spirit of the Fringe, going to Buxton’s own The Shakespeare Jukebox, was presented in tribute to Keith.
Among the winners was Buxton-based Luke Wilkinson picked up the Children’s Events prize for Wilbur The Worst Explorer, while Haus of Dench’s Drag Queen Vs Zombies featuring local star Kate Butch won the Comedy Show Award.
Peak District poet Mark Gwynne Jones won Spoken Word and Buxton Museum was honoured twice as the Derbyshire Open won Visual Arts Event and Sarah Keast won Artist for her Tipping Points exhibition there.
See https://buxtonfringe.org.uk/awards2022.html for the full list of awards and nominations.
Film footage of the ceremony can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDkGUxsRXxI&feature=youtu.be