Buxton Fringe signs up to celebrate county

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Buxton Festival Fringe has become the 500th member to sign up to a campaign which celebrates everything that’s great about Derbyshire.

The ‘Made in Derbyshire’ campaign aims to promote and boost the local economy through its products, culture, festivals and sporting events.

Local arts and music groups are being encouraged to sign up alongside businesses, museums and tourist destinations – and Buxton Festival Fringe is the 500th.

Derbyshire County Council is a lead partner, alongside other local authorities, cultural groups and tourism organisations

Councillor Ellie Wilcox said: “We are delighted that Buxton Festival Fringe has signed up to ‘Made in Derbyshire’ and has helped us reach an impressive 500 members so far.

“The 2015 Fringe was one of the most successful in its history in terms of audience numbers and the income produced for the town’s businesses which is just what our campaign is all about.”

Buxton Festival Fringe Committee Chair Keith Savage said: “We’re proud to be in Derbyshire and proud that a small town can deliver such a high quality and creative event.

“It’s important that events and places that are off the mainstream tourist trail are publicised and celebrated which is why Buxton Festival Fringe is delighted to be part of Made in Derbyshire.”

Made in Derbyshire events will be running throughout the year. To find out more, visit visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/madeinderbyshire