To The Start Of Fringe 2018!



Welcome to Shaftesbury Fringe 2018!

As one of the fastest growing performance arts festivals in the South West, Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July 2018 looks set to be another fabulous weekend of fun and frolics in our beautiful hilltop town.
Whether you are a performer or a visitor we hope you’ll find everything you need here on our website.
Registration for Shaftesbury Fringe 2018 is now open! Click here to start.


Shaftesbury School Head Boy On Top Form For Fringe Comedy

One of Britain’s youngest stand-up comedians will be the hardest working performer over the Shaftesbury Fringe weekend. 17-year old Jacob ...
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Nelken Line ‘Flash Mob’ Planned On Gold Hill, Shaftesbury

Do You Want To Feature In A Flash Mob Style Event On Gold Hill? Locals and visitors are being encouraged to ...
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North London Band ‘Hummingbird’ At Shaftesbury Fringe

Chloe Penney’s vocal sound has been compared to Kate Bush. Sometimes she reminds people of Björk. Chloe performs with Adrian ...
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Kate Dimbleby At Shaftesbury Fringe

Have you wondered what childbirth would sound like if it were a piece of music? You’ll find out at a special ...
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Comedian Winter Foenander At Shaftesbury Fringe 2018

Winter Foenander has been performing on the comedy circuit for seven years. The Hertfordshire-based comedian is bringing his new show ...
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Kachina Aimee Will Play Her Celtic Harp At Shaftesbury Fringe

Shaftesbury Fringe presents an afternoon of magical music, inspired by spiritual places, myths and Celtic legends. West Knoyle resident Kachina Aimee ...
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Former Met Police Choir Singer To Perform Political Folk Songs At Fringe

A former Metropolitan Police Choir member will sing songs that encourage social change during his two Shaftesbury Fringe gigs. Noel ...
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Comedian Jon Matthews Talks About His Shaftesbury Fringe 2018 Show

Jon Matthews, Eliza Fraser and Christian Russel-Pollock are three stand up comedians who will tackle matters of political, social and ...
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Secrets Of The Blue Stocking Society – At Shaftesbury Fringe 2018

The Bluestocking Society are three women who promise thought-provoking and entertaining cabaret during their Shaftesbury Fringe performance. The hour-long show ...
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Neighbours Star To Peform At Shaftesbury Fringe 2018!

A comedian who starred in the soap opera ‘Neighbours’ is bringing his fast-moving physical comedy show to Shaftesbury Fringe 2018 ...
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The Dilemma – A Sci-Fi Radio Play At Shaftesbury Fringe

Fans of science fiction and radio drama are in for a treat at Shaftesbury Fringe 2018! Enmore Green based writer Sebastian ...
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Tisbury Acoustic Duo Hummingbird Return to Shaftesbury Fringe

In 2017, people attending Shaftesbury Fringe voted Hummingbird the ‘Best In Fringe’ and the ‘Best Popular Music’. Fans of the ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe Partners With Young People’s Careers Project

Shaftesbury Fringe organisers have partnered with a project to help Dorset youngsters unlock their creative potential. Advisors from The Arts ...
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Shaftesbury Fringe 2018 Podcast – The Bard Of Windmill Hill

Shaftesbury Fringe 2018 announces an evening of topical, political poetry and satire on July 1st 2018. Some people have found ...
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New For Fringe 2018 – Shaftesbury’s Walled Garden Of Sound

Shaftesbury Fringe performers will be able to pick another new venue for their show - a garden centre in the ...
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Shaftesbury Hairdresser Putting On Fringe Show In Salon

A Shaftesbury hairdresser will swap trimming fringes for a Fringe performance when she sings in the salon where she works ...
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Key Fringe Dates

1st Dec 2017 - Open Call for Performers
1st Feb 2018 - Performers Early Bird Deadline
30th April 2018 - Performers Final Deadline
14th May 2018 - Programme copy and images Deadline
29th Jun 2018 - Fringe ahoy!

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