The fringe, as well as the International Festival itself is bristling with brilliance this year. Having been on the committee for the fringe I saw its budding ideas blossom and bloom before my very eyes. I had to back out of involvement (due to the Jaygo / hospital saga around the peak planning time) but I’m very pleased to see that it’s going great guns. A huge cross range of things to do in and around town over the next couple of weeks.
Here’s a copy paste from an email thread I’m on the circulation of from the fringe main man, the one and only Graham Chalmers;
“The next 7 days are going to be a helluva week with the excellent Poems, Prose and Pints back in action at the Tap n Spile on Wednesday, Edwyn Collins of Orange Juice at 108 Fine Art gallery on Friday (the same night as amazing London rock band Teeth of the Sea play Katana in a 3D extravanganze thanks to Rod) and then a triple whammy next Saturday with a quintet from the Scottish Philharmonic at 108 Fine Art, Melody Maker music critic Chris Welch at Harrogate Theatre circle bar and the Across the Town: Hidden Harrogate psychogeographic ‘happening’ the same evening.
..Toyah at Harrogate Theatre on Friday and the highly sophisticated but quite sexy Claire Martin and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett at the same venue next Sunday.”
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