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Help support Salisbury Fringe Festival of New Writing for Performance!

Help support Salisbury Fringe Festival of New Writing for Performance!

June 2016

The fourth annual Salisbury Fringe Festival of New Writing for Performance is scheduled to take place from Friday, 30 September, to Sunday, 2 October. It is the city’s annual showcase for Salisbury and surrounding regions’ writers, whose new works are performed by professional actors.

All Fringe events are free-of-charge, fulfilling the Festival’s mission to bring theatre to new audiences. This makes the Fringe very much reliant on corporate sponsorship, individual giving, and bucket collections at performances. This pays actors and covers production costs.

We are looking for corporate sponsorship, and gifts from the public. We need to raise £3,500 and would be very grateful for readers’ help in this respect. In return, we would be delighted to list our corporate sponsors (donating £100 or more) and individual donors (£25 or more), with permission, on the Salisbury Fringe website and publicity material. We will gladly distribute promotional literature at performances. Cheques are payable to: Salisbury Fringe, and sent to me: Julian Demetriadi, 1 Buttercup Close, Harnham, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 8FA.

It would be wonderful to have local support for writing, arts, and theatre for potential audiences in Salisbury. You will be giving talented writers the invaluable opportunity to see their works performed by professional actors. The arts make us better human beings, and make a city a better place to live.

This year’s Fringe promises to be the most exciting yet. Events planned include: a musical show based on local history and contemporary interviews; for children, a morning of plays and dance, as well as readings by professional actors of local seven-to-eleven year-olds’ writing, supported by Waterstone’s; a performance of monologues based on aspects of John Constable’s painting ‘Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows’ – the major exhibit at Salisbury Museum this autumn; a literary tour of Salisbury led by local fiction author and biographer Tom Bromley; Salisbury Fringe’s famous ‘Short Cuts’ – an evening of the six new short covering everything from comedy to tragedy; a Writers’ Workshop; and ‘The Battle of the Monologues’ involving the judging skills of the audience!

Venues will range from St Thomas and St Edmund’s Church and Salisbury Museum, to the Pheasant and Five Bells pubs in Salt Lane.

Visit the Salisbury Fringe website for regularly updated details.

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