Sign in or Register | Newsletter
 
 
Register today to receive each issue absolutely FREE!


Sales & Project Manager
South East

Head of Shows Operations
Central, London

Sales Director
Central, London

Data Manager
Wimbledon



Analytics consultancy Acrotrend thrives on offering innovative...

Industry heavyweight and former pub landlord Tim Etchells, with 35...

Maria Schuett of Central Hall Westminster talks to EN about the...

Exhibition News December 2014
December 2014

London goes head to head with Edinburgh Fringe
posted on: 25/11/2009 15:14:32

Visit London is backing The London Festival Fringe which is to go head to head with Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival next year.

The London Festival Fringe is to take place 6-30 August 2010 at various venues across the capital. Organisers say they aim to sign up 100 venues by next summer and are holding discussions with leading London theatres, including the Almeida, Gate, Bush and Hackney Empire.

A Visit London spokesperson says: “Obviously London offers a unique setting with many places able to host all year round events of this nature.

“The city already hosts a number of similar events, but there is always scope for an event such as this, and we fully support it.”

Edinburgh Festival Fringe organisers say they are “relaxed” about the proposed London launch.

“We have just had the best year ever, and we are the pre-eminent open-access arts festival in the world.

“It’s no surprise that other cities would seek to copy the model, and we would welcome anyone into the festival community,” says Edinburgh Fringe’s Neil Mackinnon.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is an arts festival featuring theatre, comedy, music, dance and exhibitions.


Print:
Email:
Share article:

COMMENTS
Would you like to Leave a Comment?

LATEST NEWS
International Confex has announced a host of partnerships with some of the UK’s leading suppliers, leading up to the 2015 show.

More than 53,000 visitors are expected to attend events at the Bournemouth International Centre in 2015, contributing around £50m to the local economy, said BH Live director of venues, Pat Coyne.

New directors appointed at QEII Centre
posted on: 19/12/2014 09:49:06
The Queen Elizabeth II Centre (QEII) has expanded the team with the addition of two new directors in early 2015.

The Mind Body Spirit Wellbeing Festival has expanded its UK reach with the launch a new Midlands edition at the NEC on 11-13 September 2015.

FaceTime has launched a new 15-part series of Exhibitor Shorts videos, aimed at helping enhance exhibitor performance.