AN ABUNDANCE of creativity is lined up in and around the city centre this weekend.

All of the events are free and residents can go along to any of the events and support creativity at its core. 

The Fringe Festival highlights new writing for performance and the first event starts this evening (Friday, October 6). 

Friday October 6

OX Row Inn

First Cuts includes The Daughter by Pete Talman and The Cold Room by Clare Campbell-Collins


The Daughter

Written by Pete Talman. 16-year-old Lily is facing challenges – the boys at school as well as her mum’s new partner. Her one sanctuary is her grandpa…that and her writing.

The Cold Room

Written by Clare Campbell-Collins. In a Chapel of Rest, an undertaker develops a bond with a young woman in mourning for her father. But are they prepared for what happens next?

Saturday, October 7

Boston Tea Party

Start Writing Your Novel


Prize-winning author Jo Derrick shares tips on how to help your writing sound professional and introduces vital novel-writing elements. All levels are welcome!

PQA Salisbury Hale Hall

Superhero Support Group


A short play performed by a local youth performance arts group.

Ox Row Inn

Catchpenny’s Digestibles


Devised and written by Tom Roberts. 18th century printer Ebenezer Catchpenny in his latest Catchpenny’s Digestible chapbook relates, through verse and music, an extraordinary tale of miracle and murder in 1752.

Salisbury Library



Writers respond to artist Karen Welshe’s dazzling paintings in a series of monologues, duologues and poems.

Hale Hall



The main event when the cream of local playwriting talent provides a series of punchy, entertaining mini-dramas, performed script-in-hand by a superb cast.

Sunday, October 8

Boston Tea Party



Storyteller Sheila Hirst invites people to tell inspiring and entertaining stories. The theme is “And then I knew….”

Ox Row Inn

Performance Poetry

1.45pm -2.15pm

With the theme of ‘Working on It’ poet Andrew Ovenden takes you on a journey through his world in this heartfelt and humorous collection.

Castle Street Social Club

Cutting Edge

2.30pm -4.30pm

You by Linda Morse. An  experimental work for two actors and a hat stand that gives cast, director and audience the creative space to decide what is taking place between the trio.

Castle Street Social Club

Monologue Mash


A traditional light-hearted final. Writers compete to win the audience vote.

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