Wednesday 4th January, 2017

Happy New Year from the Fringe!

We hope you had a fantastic Christmas.


Indulging in some culture is the best way to beat those January blues! Fringe events continue throughout this month.

Here are a few highlights that we think will get your 2017 off to a good start.

From Theatricality to Plasticity
Join Dr Sunil Manghani, Reader in Critical and Cultural Theory at Winchester School of Art for a two-part Art Historical Leads Lecture inspired by the themes of materials in British Art Show 8 at at John Hansard Gallery.

Unexpected Places: Outsourcing Memory
“What? There was a time before mobiles, Facebook – even the internet? How did anyone get anything done?’ A devised performance created in response to the BAS8 exhibition.

BAS8 Artist Talk: Jessica Warboys
The work of Jessica Warboys encompasses film, performance and painting, employing natural elements. Learn more about her site-specific collaborations with the sea to produce her sea painting and her role in British Art Show 8.

Art Walks The Streets
This grassroots, guerilla art project will explore the theme of access to art and how to take art out into the community in a simple way which includes many people.

Serendipity’ is a series of photographic portraits of Cobbett Road Library’s users focusing on the younger generation. This particular library, like many other public institutions, faced closure in March 2016, but was saved by local charitable organisations. These photographic portraits are concerned with issues surrounding local identity and social history, investigating the meaning of community and how it is valued in today’s society.

Burns Night Cabaret
Join Jonny Hannah as he curates the third and final themed cabaret at the Fringe on Burns night.  Poetry, music, song, laughter, & so much more.