Latest 7 takes a sneak peek at Fringe City: the night before and the morning after
It’s hard to believe, but it’s just 10 days until the start of festival season. Brighton Festival Fringe is kicking off the show with an opening weekend of free outdoor events and showcases. Start your Bank Holiday with a trip to the Fringe City celebrations in New Road and get a taster of some of the 660 shows in this year’s Fringe programme. Plus Fringe City is going green this year with all the stages powered on renewable energy thanks to Brighton company Firefly Solar.
THE NIGHT BEFORE
The free opening night hootenanny on Friday 30 April in New Road will feature some Fringe highlights rocking the stage outside the Unitarian Church, while performers will mingle with the crowds.
Many Fringe venues are also opening their doors on 30 April.?Shows on that night include Red Brick Comedy Club; White Mink: Black Cotton; The Ladyboys Of Bangkok and the Laughing Horse Comedy Club. So make a night of it, watch some of the Unitarian stage acts, have a wander between venues, catch a comedy show and wind up in your best vintage frock jiving the night away at the White Mink speakeasy at Freerange.
THE MORNING AFTER
There’s more free entertainment at the first Fringe City on Saturday 1 May in Jubilee Street and New Road. It runs from
1pm to 5pm, giving you plenty of time to consume a hearty hangover breakfast or round up your children for the ideal free Bank Holiday outing. There will be another stage at the Unitarian Church, plenty of food and drink stalls, wandering performers and an outside broadcast by Juice 107.2FM. Other Fringe City dates are May 8, 15 and 22. Sir Peter Blake’s Art Bus returns on the 15th when there will also be a food festival.
For more information on Fringe City plus tickets to all shows, exclusive discounts and great competitions visit www.brightonfestivalfringe.org.uk