Plenty of fun for free at 2015 Guildford Fringe!
Music in the Meadows at Clandon Wood Photo by Dani Maimone
There’s plenty of free entertainment on offer at the 2015 Guildford Fringe Festival this July, including a mass Morris dance and a chilled-out mini music festival.
The Morris dance takes place on Saturday 11 July and features traditional, and not so traditional, sides competing against one another in a riot of colour and noise throughout the day, before taking to the High Street for a mass dance at 3pm.
Local talent provide music for a more serene event at Clandon Wood Natural Burial Reserve on Sunday 12 July from 2-5pm. A paid bar is available and attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic and relax in the 31-acre wildflower meadow.
Guildford County School, have entered Guildford Fringe Festival for the first time and will be presenting their Summer Exhibition in their Art Department. You’ll be able to enjoy their students work, encompassing GCSE Art and Design, A Level Photography and A Level Fine Art. This will take place on Friday 3 July from 4:30-7pm
Another wonderful art exhibition will be at The Mill Studio at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre presented by Guildford Arts. The exhibition runs from 8-23 July from 10am-6pm. All work is for sale and there is a light-hearted quiz for younger visitors.
The ever-popular Rock Choir hit Guildford town centre on Saturday 4 July with one choir performing on the High Street and another on the Rotunda. The music continues on Sunday 5 July with students from the award-winning Guildford Pauline Quirke Academy singing musical numbers on Guildford High Street from 11am-4pm.
Firefly on Portsmouth Road hosts a wide variety of free events during the Festival, kicking off with ukelele band the Ukeaholics playing on 3 July from 9pm. There are also three Open Mic nights at Firefly on 8, 15 and 22 July, plus two live music nights on Friday 17 and 24 July.
Bar des Arts also features one of its popular and offbeat talks, with Dr Tony Bristow discussing analytical science and how it impacts on everyday lives on 8 July at 7.30pm. The Keep, meanwhile, offer a lazy Sunday afternoon of laid-back jazz with Debby Bracknell and A Train on 19 July from 4pm
‘We have an amazing array of free events at this year’s Fringe Festival,’ says Artistic Director Nick Wyschna. ‘And we’re adding new events all the time so do check out all the other Fringe Fringe events on the website!’
Check out the full schedule for Guildford Fringe Festival HERE