THE Stirling Fringe Festival, a new festival of the arts in the heart of Scotland, kicks off today (Thursday).
Running for four days from September 12th to 15th, the festival is hosting around 35 events in 13 venues in and around the city, and includes live music, theatre, art exhibitions, comedy and children’s shows. It is the first time a festival of this size has ever been staged in the city.
Highlights of the four day festival include live music from Simon Townshend (guitarist with The Who), an all-day family food event and an evening of poetry and Fringe ceilidh.
There is also a live performance of Vivaldi’s Four Season, a concert by the Stirling Gaelic Choir and a mini beer and sausage festival.
Founder and director of the Stirling Fringe Festival CIC, Barry McDonald, said: “We hope to put Stirling as much on Scotland’s cultural and artistic map as it is on the historical map.
“Stirling’s creative community is growing and we hope to showcase to the rest of the country what a rich seam of artistic talent we have, as well as attracting some of the most talented performers from across the UK and beyond.
“Plans for the 2014 festival are already being made and we hope to grow on the success of this year’s festival.”
Tickets for shows are available from www.macrobert.org or 01786 466 666
For more information, high res images and interview requests, call Barry McDonald on 07968 141 895 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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