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Fringe Fringe 2022

 

Welcome to the Belper Fringe 2022. With the community still recovering from the effects of the pandemic, the Belper Fringe will not be limited to May this year. We already have a number of events planned, beginning with 3 comedy shows in May for children and adults from Rockcentral. Soprano singer Margaet Keys returns once again in June, Woollen Woods will be presenting their work in Parks Woodland and The Bohemians will bring us the music of Queen in September.

If you have an idea for an event in Belper this year, please get in touch and we will help as much as we can.

You can keep in touch with all our events on our events page and our regular facebook posts. Thank you to the committee and supporters who are working hard to ensure belper fringe happens.

 

Carol Brewer wrote this poem for the the Belper Fringe fundraising event for the Ukraine

PLACARDS & TEARS

 

Living out of a backpack for movement with ease

Station platforms now sanctuary for distraught refugees

Waiting rooms stacked with donated supplies

Strangers united by despair in their eyes

Escaping bombardment, the shelling, the fear

Their welcome relief met with placards and tears

Persecution, invasion, the horror of war

A repeat of harsh lessons unlearned from before

Divisive decisions to save and protect

Relying on kindness from those never met

Leaving homes, crossing borders, countries, frontiers

To an uncertain future met with placards and tears

As heinous hell is unleashed – humanity heals

Trying to repair and rebuild what tyranny steals

For a people, a nation forced from their lands

A displaced population helped by hope, hearts and hands

Lives now in turmoil – the way forward unclear

Finding station salvation and placards and tears

A promise of safety through words on a sign

A proud blue and yellow national ensign

The world nervously watching what news filters through

Harrowed faces on people just like me and you

Emotional scenes show what Ukraine endures

UN- civilisation so close to our shores

In cities, towns, villages – we do what we can

Willing our efforts help our fellow man

Though a man -made monstrosity, mankind can bring hope

Our solidarity, friendship might just help them cope

Let us pray there will soon be an end to their plight

And they know that they have our support in their fight

Let us hope sense prevails and peace soon reappears

So we may lay down our placards and wipe away tears

 

For your information these are the people who do the organising...

Paul Terry Chair

Philippa May Secretary

Dale Rowles Treasury

Andy Mayers Design and production

Karin Page Social media

Kim Kerry Woollen woods

Carol Brewer Poetry and literature

Dave Barnes Grants and fundraising

Hilary Fender Belper Recorder Group

 

If you have any other ideas or would just like to be involved, please contact us.

 

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﷯ The Belper Moo book is here! Click to buy your copy NOW