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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