Whacky and wonderful! Wandsworth Arts Fringe is back and bigger than ever

From a gigantic squid to a midnight run, Wandsworth Arts Fringe is back with a bang next month.

The 16-day festival will take place from May 6-22 with 110 events and more than 300 performers.

The event has more than doubled since 2014, spanning across the whole of Wandsworth.

“It’s a real coming of age year for Wandsworth Arts Fringe in 2016,” said Independent fringe producer Cath Mattos.

“In carving its own identity it’s establishing a solid place on the local cultural landscape and wider arts scene.

“Although Wandsworth Arts Fringe is a showcase of local talented performers and organisations it also attracts contributing artists from all corners of London, nationwide and a couple of international artists too.”

Attractions to look out for include The Vagina Monologues at the Bedford Pub, the Oily Cart workshop at Smallwood School and the Orchestra of Samples at the Royal College of Art.

Justine Kenyon, performance manager for the Arts Fringe, said:  “WAF is a cornucopia of creative activity, a marketplace for new ideas and audiences.

“As a fringe festival, anyone can get involved from professional to amateur, and all art forms are welcomed.

“The aim is to provide a vital platform for new work by first timers as well as entertainment by established names.

“We want to encourage audiences to flex their viewing habits, discover something different and get involved.”

The WAF is produced by Enable Arts on behalf of Wandsworth Council.

Wandsworth Council’s arts and culture spokesman councillor Jonathan Cook, said:  “With venues ranging from theatres and parks to pubs and bookshops, the Wandsworth Arts Fringe  offers  local people a huge range of arts and events right on their doorstep and helps turn our town centers and public spaces into lively, thriving centers of culture.”

For more information visit wandsworthfringe.com.

Image courtesy of Wandsworth Arts Fringe, with thanks

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