Exciting and innovative events sought for Fringe

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPERFORMERS and events organisers across Dumfries and Galloway are invited to join the region’s longest running arts festival for 2015.

The Fringe programme was launched this year and proved a popular addition to the Festival.

Over 15 Fringe events were held across the region in music, drama and literature, which included a performance of songs, stories and poems by BBC Scotland’s Tom Morton (pictured); a premiere performance of historical words and music; a haunted castle tour; a pop-up bookshop; and a magic show.

For its 36th year, the festival intends to fill its brochure with more independently-run acts from the region to a wider audience.

Programme director, Peter Renwick, said: “The Fringe is a way of opening up the festival and making sure anyone holding a performance event can have a chance to take part.

“Performance may take the form of the spoken word, music, theatre, comedy and dance.

“Benefits to performers will be free publicity including inclusion in our brochure, which has a print run of 20,000; website, print and media presence.

“For us, this is the opportunity to show off the wealth and diversity of exciting, innovative performing arts talent around the region.”

Any act wishing to take part in Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival Fringe is asked to download an application form from here or contact Peter on 01387 259627) for an informal chat.