Applications Open For The Ventnor Fringe Festival 2012

Applications have now opened for the increasingly popular Ventnor Fringe Festival. Founded in 2010 by a team of teenagers, the event is inspired by the Edinburgh Fringe and has an open artistic policy that allows anyone to take part. Organisers welcome artists from across the world in a wide variety of disciplines from comedy to music, film to theatre, performing in venues as varied as converted empty shops, churches, buses and courtyards across the town. Over the past two years over 200 artists have taken part, with acts including intimate performances from Johnny Flynn, Dizraeli and the Small Gods, Marques Toliver, Hand to Mouth Theatre, London’s String Theatre, Brighton’s famous Ragroof Theatre, Replica Dance Company and a unique cinema run by the prolific French film Director Vincent Moon and cellist Gaspar Claus.  The festival aims to become a ‘great artist’s pilgrimage’ and return Ventnor to its roots as a health spa and source of inspiration for artists, as it was for many famous Victorian creative’s, developing a new hub for artists and audiences to discover, experiment and celebrate new work.  This year’s event is held between 15th-18th of August 2012, to coincide the 123rd annual Carnival celebrations. The deadline for applications is 1 June 2012. More information at:

Author: Isle of Wight Beacon

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