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New writing celebrated in city's first fringe festival
A VARIETY of “bite-sized” plays and writers’ workshops are taking place in local pubs and cafés over the weekend as part of the first ever Salisbury Fringe theatre festival.
Salisbury Fringe aims to bring together local writers with professional actors and directors to celebrate new writing in the area.
All events are free and include short plays, monologues, workshops, poetry and events for young people.
The first event will take place at Urmson-Burnett Gallery in Winchester Street from 11am to midday, when audiences can watch performances of monologues inspired by Martin Urmson’s photographs.
There will then be three events at The Old Mill, Harnham, between 2pm and 6pm, including sciencebased theatre fun for children by Professor Fringenstein, 3D writing with monologues inspired by Charlotte Moreton sculptures, and three monologues called When She Imagines, by Nevertheless Productions.
Afterwards, at the Pheasant Inn between 7.30pm and 9pm, there will be Short Cuts I, which will feature new short plays by Salisbury writers.
There is a full schedule of events planned for Sunday at The Old Mill, Harnham, including Wholetale, storytelling for all the family, a young people’s writing workshop led by Barney Norris, adult beginners’ writing workshop Stop Making Sense, led by Angela Street, Short Cuts II, and Old Mill’s Poetry Club, where people are invited to bring and read their own poems and favourites.
And from 6.30pm to 9pm at Boston Tea Party, Bootleg Theatre will be performing two plays, The Girl with Blue Hair and The Decision.
For more information visit salisburyfringe.org.uk.
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