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Greater Manchester Fringe Festival seeks writers, performers, musicians and organisers

It’s all hands on deck, as the popular fringe festival celebrates its third year of performances this July and the organisers need you.

Greater Manchester Fringe is back for its third year in July and the Summer event needs writers, artists, comedians, musicians, producers and event organisers to put on shows.

Eighteen venues around Greater Manchester participated last year, hosting more than 200 events, from art exhibitions to plays and comedy shows.

Phil Jupitas
Phil Jupitas

Festival organisers are seeking new work and they also have some productions booked in and announced. They include scientist Rosalind Franklin's innovative experimental work on the structure of DNA – celebrated in Rob Johnston’s play An Extraordinary Light on July 17 and 18 at Taurus Bar on Canal Street, Manchester.

Comedian Phill Jupitus is returning as Porky the Poet with two brand new shows Shrinking Progress and Juplicity on July 8 and 9 at the King’s Arms in Salford.

Life Cycle, presented by Sticks Theatre at the Swan Inn in Saddleworth, celebrates this summer’s Tour de France in Yorkshire by using verbatim interviews with high profile cyclists to create a physical journey of a lone cyclist's past, and live music using bike parts as instruments.

Venues participating in Greater Manchester Fringe July 2014 include 3MT, Apotheca, Band on the Wall, Briton’s Protection, Castle Hotel, Eagle Inn, Fab Café, Frog and Bucket, Gulliver’s, Hatters Hostel, King’s Arms, KRAAK, Lower Kersal Social Club, Nexus Art Café, O’Shea’s, Retro Bar, Salford Arms, Satan’s Hollow, Sunshine Studios, Swan Inn, Taurus, Tiger Lounge and TV21.

For more details about the festival or how to register visit the website or contact