Washing Up: The Bath Fringe Festival 2013


Bath Fringe Festival Offers Emerging Arts in May

The town of Bath has been home to traveling performers, visitors and the arts, even prior to the Georgian era (1714-1830). The history of the Bath Fringe Festival got its true start back in the days of the Walcot Festivals of the 1970s and early 80s, which were mainly run by the Bath Arts Workshop community group.

Between local council support and dedicated sponsorship, as well as volunteering, grants and goodwill, the Bath Fringe Festival has evolved into the massive extravaganza it is today, all while staying connected to its audience, the community, and national institutions.

This festival is well-known for developing art forms and events that have in turn become more mainstream, like Spoken Word, Cabaret, Circus Arts and Folk & World Music, to name a few.

Are You Ready to Experience Art?

The Bath Fringe Festival is no small event. This spectacular and artful event boasts a 17-day spread full of every kind of art form you can think of, and some that haven’t even been named yet. With around 150 events currently on the schedule (not including the visual arts festival) featuring artists from around the world as well as the local community, this event is surely one you won’t want to miss.

Events will be held in a variety of places: the secret rooms of Bath, streets and cafes, the Spiegeltent, and also in the city’s best venues.

Not only that, but Bath’s original Old Theatre Royal (also known as Masonic Hall) will be revived to hold a unique festival of “New Writing” and a great weekend of new work.

How to Do It Yourself

The Bath Fringe Festival has a truly distinctive way of doing things when it comes to booking performers and promoting events. They encourage everyone to do their own thing with respect to event promotion.

If you want a little help publicising your gig at the festival, the Fringe will sort you out. Simply send them a link to your music along with 20 pounds, and they’ll take care of the majority of the promotions.

But if you want to get the most bang for your buck, check out some posters, flyers, or even personal invitations to send to your fan list, and make sure they know that you’re performing at the Bath Fringe Festival.

Keep them in the loop so they don’t miss out on seeing you perform at one of the most diverse and artistic festivals in the world.

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