Twenty shows and events will be sharing £10,000 worth of bursaries as details of this year’s Brighton Fringe bursaries are announced.
In keeping with the eclectic mix of the fringe programme, a range of art forms are represented in the awards, seeing, alongside others, an exhibition by star-photographers and a modern day Mexican ghost story among the winners.
Tim Andrews (pictured above) bring his photography exhibition Over The Hill to Brighton Fringe. Tim turned himself into an art project after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2005, and has since been photographed by over 400 photographers – including Rankin, Steve Bloom, Harry Borden, Spencer Murphy and Mike McCartney.
Also winning a bursary is South African comedy actor, writer and director Rob van Vuuren. Rob, who will be appearing at Brighton Fringe for the first time, is a regular onComedy Central Africa, co-hosted South Africa’s Got Talent and won South Africa Strictly Come Dancing.His dark horror comedy Dangled, which won the Cape Town Fringe Festival’s Audience Choice Award, will be performed at The Warren.
Other winners include Ray’s Café, featuring Ray Brooks, star of Ken Loach’s Cathy Come Home, will appear at Brighton Fringe and a new outdoor Mexican spectacular La Llorona: The Weeping Woman, a modern ghost story set in and around the grounds of Preston Manor that incorporates live performance, video, music, ritual and theatre.
For Julian Caddy, Managing Director of Brighton Fringe, the bursaries can make a real difference. “Each year we look to develop the amount of bursaries available at Brighton Fringe and I’m delighted to say there has been over £10,000 in support for participants this year, whether through free registrations or the generosity of our partners. Times are hard for artists, so whatever support we are able to offer, however small, can represent the difference between being able to put on their event or not.”
Brighton Fringe 2017 runs 5 May to 4 June. Tickets go on sale to Friends of Brighton Fringe from 22 February and on general sale from 3 March 2017.
For more information visit www.brightonfringe.org