London Gets New Fringe Festival in 2010

The London Festival Fringe is a collaborative fringe arts event that will take place across London from 6 – 30 August 2010.

More than 13 West End theatres – some big, some small – are meeting today (Tuesday 24 November) to discuss taking part in London’s first city-wide fringe arts festival. The London Festival Fringe is set to explode onto the capital’s cultural scene from 6 – 30 August 2010.

Representatives from the venues will meet with the organisers to discuss taking part in the Festival, a month-long event that will celebrate fringe performing arts. The Festival will showcase a wide range of fringe arts from all over the world; from music, theatre and film, to comedy, poetry and more. In an exciting addition to London’s summer events programme, the Festival will bring together a host of performances to captivate, entertain and maybe even surprise festival-goers.

The London Fringe Club gives artists and performers the opportunity to get involved with the Festival right now. It has been organised to offer a social networking forum where people can meet with one another and discuss ideas to make their show or event happen. It is open to all, free, and no membership is required. All are welcome and details of forthcoming events are available at www.londonfestivalfringe.com

Director Greg Tallent said, “London is the world’s greatest art centre, drawing performers from around the globe. We want to bring together fringe artists to give audiences innovative acts in one place at one time – in every sphere, from comedy and drama to music, film and street theatre.

 “In July 2009 we organised the London Bridge Festival, which was a great success. It’s now time to bring together London’s fringe scene and give it the international recognition it deserves.”

The London Festival Fringe is being held in August to offer art and entertainment to Londoners and the large number of tourists who visit the city in the summer. In particular, London Festival Fringe allows artists and promoters living and working in London to put on shows and events to audiences on their doorsteps, at a price they can afford without earnings being eaten up by travel and accommodation costs.