The "Hope Valley Fringe" celebrating the strength and diversity of your local community. Art, Music, Science, Literature and everything in between!

PopUp Fringe

PopUp Fringe

The first pop-up Fringe event was held on the 25th October and the next Fringe will be on the 29th November, details to follow..... they are a unique, exclusive opportunity to acquire original artwork from local artists including Anthony Marshall, Lizzie Shuttleworth, Angus Stokes, John Seddon, Phil Sproson and Si Homfray. All the art is exclusive to the PopUp Fringe and available to view online at the Fringe Gallery. This is a one-off opportunity to buy artwork which will not be available anywhere else, with proceeds from the event going to the Cardiac Risk in the Young — a very worthy cause with a particular relevance to the Hope Valley: monies raised during the event will ensure that screenings of our young local people will continue.

The Fringe will connect you, your friends, new groups and your businesses, in a welcoming space encouraging new friendships. It is a melting pot, offering a new and alternative way of looking at the amazing variety of local interests, on your door step, building a stronger local community for the future.

Harnessing the latest technologies, the Fringe offers a FREE 7th wave blog AND a unique opportunity to connect online and in real life to fellow entrepreneurs

Special thanks go to Si, Simon, Fran and Michael, brilliant "Friends of the Fringe":

Peak District Design

Opera PRDrinks NetworkHathersage Hall Business Centre

Having conceived and delivered the Fringe in what was a pretty tight schedule, the inaugural Hope Valley Fringe succeeded in many ways, not least in getting people and businesses talking to each other and discovering the true potential of the Hope Valley. I hope you agree.

What we would like is for you to show your appreciation and support for the Fringe going forward and request a donation you feel comfortable with to help formulate a plan and prepare well in advance for the next Hope Valley Fringe. Any amount large or small will be appreciated! Please click on the Fringe logo to donate. Thank you in advance!

PopUp Fringe

From the Press release:

People expressed surprise and wonder at the range of activities and businesses in the area, all part of the Fringe connecting people in the real world. The branding, look and approach was well received, with many of you wanting to join us next year. Bigger and better! So, a date for your diary: Saturday 27th April 2019 for the next Hope Valley Fringe! The Hope Valley College provided an inspiring range of Haiku to support the competition and demonstrated the real future and potential of the young people in the region. Check them out on the Hope Valley College Blog

More good news...., we will be continuing the member blogs on the 7th Wave platform as it has proved a great way to promote the businesses and give an insight into the type of activities and culture thriving in the Hope Valley AND we are offering a 1 year upgrade to the Entrepreneur Option for £5 pcm for all members. Key benefits:

  • Your own domain name hosted

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  • SSL Certificate

  • Optimised Performance and SEO

  • Unlimited pages and contributors

  • Analytics and Statistics

This will make even more of an impact and help promote your future business.

Upgrade NOW! or call: 07768 937818 for more information.


“Many thanks for inviting me to the Fringe event. It was very good indeed! A good audience too. And, I’ve managed to find a hot desk to work from, ordered cakes for our course and made contacts with a potential sponsor!”

"This had a great feel good factor and we met many new friends".

We look forward to your feedback, and welcome any suggestions and comments you have about the Fringe event and what we can do to improve on for the 2019 Hope Valley Fringe.


For the record this was the lineup for the 2018 Hope Valley Fringe

Latest details and FULL agenda:Full Who's Who Agenda | Presentation Agenda | FRINGE MUSIC agenda | Literature FRINGE agenda

UPDATED 26th April: See who's coming to the Fringe...>CLICK HERE

Have you completed your HAIKU? Feeling inspired?
Deadline extended until 5pm Thursday 26th April
Send entries to:
Prizegiving at 4:30pm in the new Stanage Hall.

Download the Hope Valley Fringe flyers: Open FRINGE | Literature FRINGE

Download the Hope Valley Fringe Press Release: PRESS RELEASE

Download the 7th Wave flyer: 7th Wave Poster | 7th Wave Website

Download the Fringe posters: Fringe Poster | Fringe Music Agenda | Fringe Literature Agenda

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