2013 starts early for the biggest Brighton Fringe FestivalDate: 22 October 2012
The Brighton Fringe Festival is opening for event registration, inviting everyone to come forward and take part in England’s largest arts festival which will, for the first time in its history, be four weeks long in 2013.
Online registration opens at noon on 23 October and is available until 4 February. It is ready to take applications from anyone who wants to showcase their talent in front of a live audience as part of a festival that provides a completely open-access platform to both established and emerging artists, with Brighton Fringe venues ranging from something as small as a taxicab to a large theatre space.
The extra week in 2013 will extend the Brighton Fringe sufficiently to incorporate the May half-term and both of the May bank holidays. Julian Caddy managing director of Brighton Fringe said: “Brighton Fringe should appeal to all ages and backgrounds, so it seems a logical step in its development to also include the half-term break, giving performers, producers and artists the platform to offer even more to the family and youth audience whilst also reaching, and further contributing to, the influx of visitors to the city in that period".
Registration opening will also be marked by the first one of the Take Part 2013 series of events; a question and answer session with the Brighton Fringe team and Brighton & Hove venue managers at the Clarendon Centre between 5 and 8pm on 24 October – a free event and open to everyone. These special events, free workshops and surgeries on how to participate, will be held in Brighton and London to support the arts community leading right up to, and during, May.
Now in its fourth year, the Legal & General Bursaries will also be supporting home-grown talent in Music, Kids & Youth, Comedy and Theatre’ categories. The 12 individual Brighton-based participants will qualify to enjoy free registration for their event.
Frances Borrer SCR manager for Legal & General said: "Legal & General is committed to making a positive difference in the local community where we have our business and where our employees live and work. Continuing to support these bursaries is a way in which we can support and encourage local artists to take part in a great local festival."
Interested artists and promoters should contact Brighton Fringe directly by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01273 764900 to find out more about how to take part in Brighton Fringe or any of the special events and opportunities.
The Brighton Fringe programme for 2013 will be launched online mid-February and the printed brochure will hit the streets mid-March.
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