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Guildford Fringe Festival Opens Box Office In White Lion Walk

Published on: 26 Jun, 2016
Updated on: 29 Jun, 2016

Guildford fringe festivalThe Guildford Fringe Festival has opened its first box office in the town’s White Lion Walk shopping centre.

The Mayor of Guildford, Gordon Jackson, cut the ribbon on Saturday (June 25), flanked by Lionel, the White Lion Walk mascot, the mayoress, Sue Jackson, Guildford Fringe Festival director Nick Wyschna, and its general manager Charlotte Bateup.

The mayor said that this year’s festival has more than 100 performances across 12 venues – a far cry from the one venue at its first festival in 2012.

Fringe box office opening June 16

Cutting the ribbon for the Guildford Fringe Festival box office opening: Pictured are the mayor and mayoress with Fringe director Nick Wyschna, the festival’s general manager, Charlotte Bateup, and a sheepish looking Lionel the Lion.

Nick Wyschna thanked the White Lion Walk, adding: “It will not only will it be a box office, it will also be an art exhibition where you can view and buy work from various local artists.

“We look forward to seeing you at the Fringe HQ.”

The box office is hosting the work of local artists and photographers. All artwork on display will be for sale with a percentage of this going to Challengers, the local charity both the White Lion Walk and Guildford Fringe Festival are proud to support.

Guildford Fringe box office in the White Lion Walk

Guildford Fringe box office in the White Lion Walk.

At the opening, those present were entertained by singer and guitarist Majella Yorston whose beautiful voice drew passers by into the shop.

Throughout July, photographer Sue Roche will be exhibiting her work in the box office. She specialises in capturing alternative views of landscapes, people and architecture and is inspired by new environments, movement and light.

Wildlife artist Peter Bailey will have his work on display from July 2 to 10, and John Darrell will be exhibiting between July 18 to 24, bringing his fantastic landscape photography of the local area.

To keep up to date with the times and activities on the Guildford Fringe Festival, you can like its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GuildfordFringeFest.

Festival brochures are already in many Guildford shops and pubs.

For more more details visit www.guildfordfringefestival.com/.

You can also look on the ‘Events By Date’ section of The Guildford Dragon NEWS. This lists forthcoming events by date, all within about an hour of Guildford. Plan your evenings and weekends with this guide!

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