Theatres across the West End are meeting today (Tuesday 24th November) to thrash out ideas for London's first city-wide Fringe Arts Festival.
In August 2010, theatre and culture will be taking over the capital for The London Festival Fringe. Organisers are to discuss the month-long event with large and small venues across the city.
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.
It's now time to bring together London's fringe scene and give it the international recognition it deserves
Director Greg Tallent said of the festival: “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 organisers say the festival 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. It means that the UK will have two festivals running during the month of August, with Scotland hosting the renowned Edinburgh International Festival.
The event will take place between 6th – 30th August 2010. For more information visit www.londonfestivalfringe.com