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Guildford Fringe Festival 2016 Programme Announced

Published on: 17 Apr, 2016
Updated on: 17 Apr, 2016

Fringe BoxThe programme has been announced and the countdown is well under way for the 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.

It is billed as Surrey’s premier open-access, multi-arts festival which includes all genres of art including theatre, music, comedy, dance, exhibitions, talks, film, cabaret, children’s workshops and shows and poetry nights.

The director of the Guildford Fringe Festival, Nick Wyschna.

The director of the Guildford Fringe Festival, Nick Wyschna.

Festival director Nick Wyschna said: “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.

“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 in the White Lion Walk Shopping Centre).

“Don’t fear though, we haven’t lost the quirky, fringe events in the evening. 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 forthe festival this year is the partnership it has made with the White Lion Walk Shopping Centre.

Music in the Meadows at The Guildford Fringe.

Music in the Meadows will be at Clandon Wood.

This means that the festival will have its first ever walk-in box office, information centre and art exhibition from the end of June and throughout July. You’ll be able to ask questions and buy tickets for all the events in person while enjoying art from local artists.

All the work on display will be for sale with a percentage of sales being donated to Challengers Charity that delivers inclusive play and leisure services for disabled children and young people across Surrey, Hampshire and the surrounding area.

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.

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