News and Blog

Programming Process for 2021 Festival

Programming Process for 2021 Festival

Exeter Fringe Festival Co-Founder and Festival Director writes about how the 2021 festival was programmed with the trial of a new programming model giving artists and venues equal say.

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Summer 2020 News

Summer 2020 News

It’s been a busy few months since the end of Exeter Fringe Festival 2019. We’ve been working on the admin and reflecting on what we achieved this summer.

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Guest blog: The Fever

Guest blog: The Fever

Paola Dionisotti performs in The Fever by Wallace Shawn, directed by James Robert Carson, at The Barnfield Theatre Studio on Sunday 04 August at 7pm.

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Guest Blog: Ben Santa Maria on Really Want to Hurt Me

Guest Blog: Ben Santa Maria on Really Want to Hurt Me

This question’s been on my mind about LGBTQ quality of life in the UK for many years. One massive step forward – we can be ourselves out in the world like never before. But what about the news reports of attacks being on the rise again? Two steps back?

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Guest Blog: Downstage Write

Guest Blog: Downstage Write

It started out as a random crazy thought. I’m walking down a road in London in August 2017 and a young guy is sat at a typewriter. The cardboard sign in front of him says ‘POEMS. £1’.

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Guest Blog: Victoria Sherwood on Peacocking!

Guest Blog: Victoria Sherwood on Peacocking!

A comedy show about dating in the 21st century, particularly looking at online dating … current, relatable and very funny! Everyone at some point in their lives has had a bizarre or terrible date, whether that be through awkwardly walking up to someone in a bar or meeting a stranger from a dating site and hoping they aren’t a secret assassin.

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Music Acts 2019

Music Acts 2019

We’ve got over 100 performances and 80 acts taking place across the festival, but there’s a few music acts across the programme, so we wanted to tell you a little bit about them.

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Exeter Fringe Festival Headliners 2019

Exeter Fringe Festival Headliners 2019

In the main auditorium at the Barnfield Theatre we have our headline acts which include a mix of local and national artists across fringe theatre, family theatre, comedy, music, and more. Here’s what’s happening in a bit more detail.

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