Buckingham Fringe Week to celebrate local artists, culture and outdoor summer fun

A fantastic lineup of arts and culture events will come to Buckingham as part of this years Fringe Week from 16th to 23rd July.

Saturday 16th July:

Market Entertainment

St Mary & St Giles band perform classical music at the ancient Cattle Pens flea market area, while stilt walkers will be entertaining visitors in Market Hill outside the Old Gaol.

Inspiration Art Trail Map launch

Take a tour of Buckingham from artist Cathy Read’s perspective. See the inspiration behind the art by following the map around Buckingham and the surrounding area. Plus: chance to win a Cathy Read print.

Skatepark Contest & Event

King Ramps are bringing profession skateboarders and a BMX display to Buckingham Skate Park. Come along with your own board or bike and get tips from the professionals through a workshop and open practice session, and rounded off with a community contest – free to enter, maximum bragging rights for the winner.

Sunday 17th July:

Family Fun Day

An afternoon of family fun at Lace Hill Sports and Community Centre, including bouncy castle, food, stalls and more.

Tuesday 19th July:

The Oxford Fiddle Group

Returning to the Radcliffe Centre, the Oxford Fiddle Group perform songs from England, Scotland, Ireland and the USA. Tickets £6 each and available from the Tourist Information Centre in the Old Gaol.

Wednesday 19th July

Fringe Week Quiz

Join Mikey at The Woolpack for an extra special Fringe week quiz – don’t forget to brush up on your local knowledge for this years special round!

Thursday 21st July

Art in the Market

Pop along to Art in the Market to witness professional and amateur artists creating art, learn about their work and have a go at creating your own masterpiece. Meanwhile, Buckingham’s first Giant Art Attack will take place outside the Old Gaol.

Saturday 23rd July:

Market Entertainment

Local resident and member of Buckingham Acoustic Club, Udo Dolz, will be playing acoustic fingerstyle and classical guitar at the Flea market, while Simon Says Magic will be putting on a fantastic show for children outside the Old Gaol.

The BFG

Family friendly music event The BFG joins the Fringe this year, from Moretonville FC in Gawcott. The BFG featuring Alvin as Elvis and 2Tone featuring Dave Mason and Ryan Chandler, licensed bar, food, bouncy castles, craft stalls and lots more.

Chair of the Town Centre & Events Committee, Cllr. Robin Stuchbury said “this year marks more than 10 years of the Fringe, when we started it many years ago, it was to keep the continuity of council and community events working together. Offer the opportunity for everyone to partake, across a wide spectrum of ages. The committee and officers do a grand job of putting this together. I hope that everyone who takes part this year enjoy it and gets something from the week.”

Interested in hosting your own Fringe Week event? Get in touch with events@buckingham-tc.gov.uk and we’d be delighted to include your event on our website and Fringe promotions.

Buckingham Fringe Week 2022

The Buckingham Fringe Week is an annual week of events taking place in various locations around Buckingham from Saturday 16th to Saturday 23rd July 2022. So far events include a children’s skate park day, the return of the Oxford fiddle group, market entertainment, a family fun day at Lace Hill Sports and Community Centre, Mikey Dyson’s big quiz night and live art in the marketplace.

If you are planning a cultural event in Buckingham during that week and would like to be included in the Fringe Week brochure, free of charge, please e-mail Amanda, the Events Coordinator via events@buckingham-tc.gov.uk with details.

 

Music NOT in the Market (Fringe Week)

For one time only, Music in the Market has moved to Buckingham Rugby Club and become part of the Buckingham Fringe Week.

This event has been organised by the Buckingham Acoustic Club and supported by Buckingham Town Council and Buckingham Rugby Club.

Prepare to enjoy live music on the pitch – Keep an eye out on social media @buckinghamtc to find out who will be performing!

For more information and updates, visit our Facebook event page.

Buskers Day (Fringe Week)

This is the first ever organised Buskers Day held in Buckingham as part of Buckingham Fringe Week, a packed day of live music in the open space outside the Town Council Chamber!

Acts confirmed so far include:

If you’re interested in performing, email our Events Co-ordinator at events@buckingham-tc.gov.uk to book a time slot.

For further information and updates, join our Facebook event page.

Picture of Buskers, Noah’s Cape – Photographed by Jake McNulty. 

The Oxford Fiddle Group (Fringe Week)

The ever popular Oxford Fiddle Group is returning to Buckingham again for this years Fringe Week.

Buy your tickets here!

The Oxford Fiddle Group perform songs and tunes mainly from England and Scotland, but also from Ireland and the United States of America. A typical line up of one of their performances could include celtic harp, double bass, guitar, mandolin, concertina and the obvious, fiddles!

Tickets are £6 and are available online or from the Buckingham Tourist Information Centre which is located inside The Old Gaol, Market Hill, Buckingham, MK18 1JX.

For more information and updates, visit our Facebook event page.

Buckingham Fringe Week – Oxford Fiddle Group

The Buckingham Fringe Week would not be same without the Oxford Fiddle Group.

The ever popular Oxford Fiddle Group are returning to Buckingham again for the online Fringe Week. They perform songs and tunes mainly from England and Scotland, but also from Ireland and the USA. Some players also play other instruments besides the fiddle, so a typical line up for one of their performances could include a celtic harp, double bass, guitar, mandolin and concertina.

This weekend watch an online performance by them via the Buckingham Town Council You Tube channel.

 

 

 

 

Buckingham Fringe Week – Stargazing From Your Back Garden

On Saturday 11th July, join in with an online zoom presentation at 7pm and chat with Ross Hockman of UK Astronomy. If you would like to attend, please contact our Events Co-ordinator via email on events@buckingham-tc.gov.uk for the meeting’s details.UK Astronomy is a locally based charity set up by a husband and wife to help teach others about the skies above them, they travel the Buckinghamshire area educating community groups, schools and do stargazing events. Ross said “Throughout lock down we have been doing I SPY IN YOUR GARDEN SKIES helping get people out in their gardens enjoying them and have seen a huge increase in numbers joining our Facebook group and this hobby. For more info please do visit us at www.ukastronomy.org.