Free Fringe taster for White Lion Walk shoppers

Free Fringe taster for White Lion Walk shoppers  

Shoppers at White Lion Walk Shopping Centre in Guildford are in for a treat this July as the Centre has teamed up with Guildford’s Fringe Festival to host a variety of free entertainment.

The partnership is part of White Lion Walk’s ongoing commitment to support local businesses and the arts community. The Centre has provided Guildford’s Fringe Festival with a free unit to enable the ever-growing festival to open their first ever physical box office venue in the town centre.

The Festival box office will also be a hive of activities for all the family. It will be acting as a fantastic facility to host the work of some Surrey artists and photographers. All the work on display will be available to buy with a percentage of sales being donated to Challengers Charity, a cause both White Lion Walk and Guildford Fringe Festival are extremely proud to support. Challengers deliver inclusive play and leisure services for disabled children and young people across Surrey, Hampshire and increasingly the surrounding area.

Furthermore, acts from the Fringe Festival will also be providing free entertainment for shoppers every Saturday throughout July. Although ever growing and subject to change the current line-up includes:

Saturday 2 July

  • Darragh Chaplin – Singer/Songwriter – 2pm-4pm

Saturday 9 July

  • Maddie Ford’s Children’s Story Time. Suitable for ages 4-9. 12-3pm (on each hour).
  • Rock Choir will also be popping up around Guildford including in the box office and exhibition
  • Darragh Chaplin -Singer/Songwriter- 2pm – 4pm

Saturday 16 July

  • Maddie Ford’s Children’s Story Time. Suitable for ages 4-9. 12-3pm (on each hour)
  • Street 2 The Point – Roaming theatre and sketches – 11am-4pm

Saturday 23 July

  • Godalming Jazz Choir – 11am-3pm

Saturday 30 July

  • Darragh Chaplin – Singer/Songwriter – 2pm-4pm

Steve Cotney, Centre Manager at White Lion Walk, commented:

“We are delighted to be supporting the Guildford Fringe Festival and hosting their box office and exhibition within the Centre. With the added entertainment over the weekend our shoppers are set to see some of the best acts our county has to offer and we are proud to be showcasing their tremendous talents whilst supporting such a worthwhile charity.”

Guildford Fringe Festival’s Artistic Director, Nick Wyschna, added:

“I am thrilled to have been given this fabulous opportunity for Guildford Fringe Festival and I cannot thank White Lion Walk enough. The partnerships we have developed play such a vital role in the success of Guildford Fringe and help us continue to grow and be able to provide a platform for the arts in Guildford. To have White Lion Walk supporting the arts in our town is a huge deal and should be acknowledged and respected.”

Guildford Fringe Festival is running from 1-31 July 2016. Visit www.GuildfordFringeFestival.com for the full schedule and more details.



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