Friday 23rd May – Sunday 8th June 2014

Welcome to Bath Fringe Festival

Bath Fringe is a festival of all the artforms that anyone wants to put into the mix. It takes place for 17 days or thereabouts in the early summer in the beautiful city of Bath, with the collaboration of many of its beautiful & talented population.

Bath Fringe 2014 runs from Friday May 23 to Sunday June 8, (and a few days either side) You can find out what's on by clicking on 'events' and using the search if you know what or whom you want, or just hitting 'all'. That's the best way because then you find things you didn't know about already.

Though there are venue and event programmers working on the festival there is no one over-riding personal vision beyond trying to take on board what everyone wants to do. That to us is part of the ethos of Fringe, and something we share with the other long-established British Fringes, Edinburgh, Brighton & so on. We don't bring specialists in from out of town to tell us what to like (though anyone from anywhere is welcome to try and put an event on, and some do); most programming is by Bath venues, local promoters, or by the artists theselves. That tends to mean that everything in this programme is there because somebody about the place is really enthusiastic about it, and we're sure that's a good thing.

There are also quite a lot of Bath artists and performers involved, we've always been blown away by the quality of work produced in this city, and the people who find their way here in and out of the festival. In, from, by and with Bath & Bath people: obviously a high proportion of the audience are local-ish too, but we also get visitors from all round the world, either because they are in Bath anyway (it's quite the tourist destination, if you don't know the place) or those who come specially for the festival or one of the events.

For details of the FAB Fringe Visual Arts events you're on the wrong website but there's a link to it on the menu above or head for www.fringeartsbath.co.uk

Sign onto our emailing list, or join us on Facebook or Twitter, for alerts, insider info, gossip and other things that take our fancy and might tickle yours. If you want to volunteer to help Bath Fringe, or if you want to donate to help us keep the festival going, go to the Contact page.

The 'About the Fringe' menu has some fairly comprehensive background detail on the Festival and the organisation that facilitates it. If you want to know more about the Fringe in general, peruse the menus above and below, or dip around under History. There are archived programmes from recent years, that will show you the sort of thing we do.

Of course this year's is always the best ever!

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But we're still working on this site. If you don't see something you're expecting, hopefully we'll have got it up soon. If it becomes clear after a few days that we've actually forgotten, a nice reminder might help it to happen...

Sarah's excellent Bedlam videos
It's taken us a while to remember to post them here, but if you're passing, these new youtube numbers from mallabar films are well worth your time:
youtu.be/cYSal2pOkpY a neat 3 and a half minute impression of Bedlam in action.
youtu.be/VPIf6Dk5-LY an ace fast-cutting taster.
And youtu.be/UkU4gYWZ8aE for an in-depth version of Marie-Louise Flexon's Chaplin character.

...and more!
And while we were connecting those up, YouTube pointed us to a couple of Bedlam films from 2012 that we'd not seen before:
youtu.be/mdylahxSGGk is a film of the Bath College extraordinary rendition of Kafka last year .
Or look at youtu.be/a6Z2TrUrAXk for a little film of Ramshacklicious last year, their odd music number.