Culture on the fringe: making-up and managing the arts festival

Wednesday 25th April, 2018 5:30pm-7:00pm

Venue: LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE

Featuring:

  • Mark Gibson (Monash University): ‘Letting up on the Fringe’ on the Fringe to Famous project
  • Jennie Jordan (DMU): Leicester Comedy Festival – on the fringe or at the heart?
  • Lyndsey Jackson (Director of Operations, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society): Having the largest arts festival in the world on your doorstep.

What is fringe culture? What separates fringe, independent or avant-garde culture from the mainstream? What possibilities and opportunities do fringe festivals give artists and performers? Join us as we explore concepts of the fringe and its impact on local, national and international culture. We’ll be discussing the fringe and hearing about some of the most exciting work emerging from fringe arts festival scenes from around the world.

This is a free event and all are welcome.