The programme has been announced and the Countdown is well underway for Guildford Fringe Festival 2016!
The festival, now in its fourth year, is looking bigger and better than ever before with new venues, new acts and new events to brighten up the arts diary in Guildford.
Guildford Fringe Festival is Surrey’s premier open-access, multi-arts festival which includes all genres of art including theatre, music, comedy, dance, exhibitions, talks, film, cabaret, kids workshops and shows and poetry nights.
‘We are heading into our fourth Festival, can you believe it!? It feels like only yesterday that I was discussing the idea of setting up a Fringe Festival in Guildford but here we are.” Says Nick Wyschna the director of Guildford Fringe Festival.
‘We were really keen this year to host more family friendly events so we are over the moon to announce a superb line up including our Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You workshops (at The Guildford Institute), Mystery at Frankenstein Castle (at The Keep Pub), Music in the Meadows (at Clandon Wood), The Adventures of the Gingerbread Man (G Live, Bellerby Studio) and face painting and kids story time (at the Guildford Fringe Box Office at White Lion Walk Shopping Centre).’
Nick continues: ‘Don’t fear though, we haven’t lost the quirky, Fringe events in the evenings! When you take a look through the brochure or website you will notice huge amounts of comedy, cabaret, theatre and all sorts of other events that you won’t want to miss. I look forward to seeing you throughout the month of July’
A big change for Guildford Fringe Festival this year is the partnership they have made with White Lion Walk Shopping Centre in the heart of Guildford. This means that the Fringe will have their first ever walk in box office, information centre and art exhibition from the end of June right throughout July. You’ll be able to ask questions and buy tickets for all the events in person whilst enjoying art from local artists. All the work on display will be for sale with a percentage of sales being donated to Challengers Charity who deliver inclusive play and leisure services for disabled children and young people across Surrey, Hampshire and the surrounding area.
Guildford Fringe Festival is running from 1-31 July 2016.
Visit www.GuildfordFringeFestival.com for the full schedule and further details.
You will be able to find the printed brochure in any of the 12 venues taking part in the Festival or from the Tourist Information Centre in Guildford from the end of April.
‘Eleanor Conway’s Walk of Shame’ at The Back Room of The Star Inn – 14th July.