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Good afternoon and what a sunny afternoon it is! I come bearing fantastic news for those who have not yet heard…Reading Fringe Festival 2020 will go ahead!!!

The fantastic team behind Reading Fringe Festival have secured funding to proceed with a digital version of the Fringe we all know and love.

Running from 17th-26th July, a couple of flagship acts have already been announced:

International theatre and dance project Love, Sex & Zombies, led by Fiona Leonard who curated the Dusseldorf strand of last year’s Fringeexplores connection in a post-apocalyptic world. And the second is an interactive online story for children and adults from writer Helen Eastman, whose theatre credits include Bicycle BoyIn The Night Garden Live and Alby the Penguin Saves Christmas, in partnership with TimeTrap Escape Rooms.

More details of what you can expect will be announced next month but the plan is for around 30 events across the 10 days, with the majority to be available on a free or donations-only basis.

Reading artists who have not already signed up to participate, are encouraged to apply to join the digital Fringe by contacting Sarah@readingfringefestival.co.uk for an event form. 100% of donations to an artist’s event will go directly to the artist.

Follow Reading Fringe Festival on social media to receive further updates:

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