Fringe benefits 2018

TO FILL IN AN APPLICATION FORM CLICK HERE

2018 FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE BETWEEN 25 MAY and 3 JUNE

Performers and events organisers are invited to join the region’s longest running arts festival for 2018

The Cairn Chorus perform the Cairn Valley Song Cycle

The Fringe programme of the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival is a popular addition to the annual festival programme which has taken place for 10 days at the end of May for the past 38 years.

This year, over 13 Fringe events were held at venues across the region in music, drama and literature. These included concerts by former Mànran frontman Donnie Munro in Langholm; Crossmichael Drama Club in Castle Douglas; the Cairn Chorus in Moniaive; The Daleian Singers Male Voice Choir with Robyn Stapleton in Dumfries and Newton Stewart; Heroica Theatre’s private view of Joan Eardley in Dumfries; Juan Martin’s Arte Flamenco Puro in Dalry and Langholm; Sammy Rimmington with Emily Bacon’s Good Time Gang in Dumfries; Well Road Productions’ Wool to the Mills performance in Langholm; young accordionist Brandon McPhee in Langholm; Absolutely Legless Irish dancers in Langholm; and Mostly Ghostly’s spooky historic tour of St Michael’s churchyard in Dumfries.

For its 39th 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 or a combination of any or all.

“Benefits to performers will be free publicity, including inclusion in our brochure which has a print run of 15,000; website, print, press and social 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 should fill in an application form HERE or contact Peter (01387 259627) for an informal chat.