Yes we’re back and following last year’s hugely successful inaugural Shaftesbury Fringe – home town of the famous Hovis Hill – we’re really excited to announce that preparations for Shaftesbury Fringe 2017 are well under way! With over 40 unique venues and an exciting mix of performers, 2017 is set to be an even bigger weekend of fun and frolics.

We look forward to welcoming you and to a fabulous Shaftesbury Fringe 2017!

60 Seconds with…Dr Blue!

We talk to Tom Waits' 'love child' about his music and find out what he's got planned for Shaftesbury Fringe ...
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60 Seconds with…Sebastian Hayes!

We are very excited to be welcoming local science fiction writer Sebastian Hayes back to the Fringe this year for ...
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60 Seconds with…Col Howarth!

We talk to the smiling assassin about The Edinburgh Fringe, coin tricks and Stan Laurel in drag. Here's 60 seconds ...
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Street Performers & Buskers – Free registration!

If you're a busker or street performer and fancy a trip to Shaftesbury fringe festival this July then we want ...
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60 Seconds with…Sam Fraser!

We ask journalist and presenter, Fortysomething Fan Girl, a few probing questions... Q: How did you first discover your talent? ...
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60 Seconds with…ScuttleShake!

We ask the award winning, acoustic four-piece to put down their instruments and answer some serious questions... Q: How did ...
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Black Pig Safari Tent Retreats – Glamping at the Fringe!

If you’re planning to stay in Shaftesbury for the fringe festival and fancy something a little bit different, look no ...
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60 Seconds with…Frank Pickering!

As well as writing novels and short stories Frank is also a musician and prize-winning poet. Here's 60 seconds with ...
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60 Seconds with…..Paul Lawless!

Q: How did you first discover your talent? Well, I remember really wanting to sing at a young age which ...
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60 Seconds with…Stu Turner

Comic, magician and lover of cabaret, here's 60 seconds with Stu... Q: How did you first discover your talent? I ...
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Team fringe announce their open call for performers

Team Fringe celebrated at the top of the town’s iconic Gold Hill last week after announcing that the popular summer ...
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‘The Shaftesbury Globe’ Shakespeare in the cattle market

One of the unlikeliest hit venues of the 2016 fringe was Shaftesbury cattle market. But this only came about after ...
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Samantha sings the shows…from the Grosvenor balcony.

If Shakespeare at Shaftesbury cattle market was one of the unlikeliest events of 2016, the performance of International singer Samantha ...
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Register your show NOW!

Would you like to showcase your work to new audiences, network with other artists and lift your media profile? Is ...
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60 Seconds with……YOU!

We would like to invite all our acts past and present to complete a mini Q&A for us to use ...
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New fringe logo!

We are delighted to unveil our shiny new logo, designed specially for Shaftesbury fringe 2017. Make sure you look out ...
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Key Fringe Dates

1st Dec 2016 - Open Call for Performers
1st Feb 2017 - Performers Early Bird Deadline
30th April 2017 - Performers Final Deadline
30 April 2017 - Programme copy and images Deadline
30th Jun 2017 - Fringe ahoy!

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