England’s largest arts festival, Brighton Fringe, has just grown bigger than ever as organisers announce that a record-breaking 1,000 events will be hosted during the four weeks of the festival.
The festival, which opens later this week, saw 970 events announced when the programme was launched in March, but further additions to the schedule has seen the total now reaching 1,000.
The festival opens with a bang on Thursday, 4 May with a fireworks display taking place on and around St Peter’s Church in the town. The opening weekend will also see stages operating across the City as the festival brings a range of theatre, dance, comedy and spoken word to venues citywide.
For Julian Caddy, Brighton Fringe’s managing director, the numbers of events taking part are a demonstration of the sheer variety on offer to fringe-goers. “I’m delighted to see the record growth of Brighton Fringe. It is a massive celebration of local, national and international creativity, all thanks to the tireless work of thousands of people, to create an arts festival like no other. I look forward to joining you to explore and open my mind to the wonders that await.”
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Brighton Fringe 2017 runs 5 May to 4 June. For more information visit www.brightonfringe.org
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