The 31st Annual Buxton Festival Fringe


If you live in the UK, and you are a lover of fine art and contemporary sculpture, then the Buxton Festival Fringe is something that you want to be a part of. Going into its 31st year of existence, the Buxton Festival Fringe is an open arts festival that takes place for two weeks in July. Other than modern sculpture and other forms of still visual artistry, this festival features comedy, dance, music, films, and puppetry; just to name a few.

Most recently, this festival’s main pull – at least amongst its attendees – is the art and craft extravaganza. This year it is going to be featuring its largest group of sculptors and artists to date, as there will be over 60 professional art exhibitors.

Amongst the professional artists is going to be Andy Oldfield, a well-established stone carver who appeared on the show “Mastercraft” earlier this year. On the show, Oldfield taught 3 aspiring art students the craft of working with stone, and he guided them on the design of a sundial. In fact, the student that did the best out of the 3 did so well that his design has a permanent home in the garden of Hardwick Hall.

During the festival, Oldfield is prepared to exhibit some of his wonderful stone carvings which include: Stone benches, stone tables, and stone sculptures.

If you are interested in attending this free festival, visit for more information.

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