The dancing queen in her glitterball: street theatre for Carlisle!

Carlisle Fringe: Outdoor Performance & Street Theatre

Bjorn the Bear: part of Carlisle Fringe festival of drama and performing arts.

Bjorn the Bear hits the streets of Carlisle during Carlisle Fringe festival of drama and performing arts.

Something tasty this way comes! An email dropped into the inbox yesterday with yet another innovation in the Border City. This little city finally seems to be coming to life! It was from Dillon Colthart who was publicising Carlisle Fringe: an Outdoor Performance & Street Theatre platform. They’re holding a festival on unusual dates – from Sunday 21st to Tuesday 23rd August, from 11am – 5pm each day. It’s free of charge! They are supported by Carlisle City Council, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership and Cumbria County Council. They’ll be bringing a lot of exciting street performances throughout each day; including acoustic street performers, buskerss, and the drama and unpredictability of street theatre for all to enjoy. Sounds good to me! Here are some details.

Whats On: The Carlisle Fringe Programme

Sunday 21st August: Drama in the City

Caliban’s Dream:
12.00 / 15.00
GREAT FOR KIDS
Be not afeard. The isle is full of noises, sounds, and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not. A Magical telling of young Caliban who finds himself on an island until the arrival of a giant dragon with a princess on top. A magical interactive family story.

Flowerpot Theatre
13.00
GREAT FOR KIDS
Two little flowers inside two very large garden pots invite little ones to join them on the story tell grass, as they use natures natural chorus to conjure up tales from the bottom of the garden, complete with interactive songs and dancing.

Dancing Queen
14.00
ADULTS WILL ENJOY THIS
An Abba Fan wishes that the world stops when the Swedish band announce that they are to break up in 1982, and her wish comes true, as she finds herself stuck inside a snow globe which is filled with Abba tracks.

Monday 22nd August: Carlisle Street Dramatics

There is a programme of six shows running over the three days, which are guaranteed to excite audiences of all ages, even you guys!
Bjorn The Polar Bear
11.00 / 15.00 /
17.00
GREAT FOR KIDS
Bjorn’s story began many years ago in the Arctic North of Canada. Abandoned as a cub he was discovered and befriended by an Arctic conservationist. Now Bjorn and his companion travel the world making friends, sharing their story and telling people about the fascinating and vulnerable world of the Arctic. Bjorn is used to people, so if you’re lucky enough to meet him then you’re welcome to give him a pat.

Chamber Maids
12.00
ADULTS WILL ENJOY THIS
Four cockney chambermaids are outraged at the state of the city, and are going to be quite forceful about getting the city spic and span, in time for the guests who are about to check in.

Tuesday Theatricals: 23rd August

El Grand National:
11.00 / 14.00
ADULTS WILL ENJOY THIS
All the bets are on as these four European champion show jumpers compete for the acclaimed title. Audiences will be able to place fake bets on the winning horses, but we all know the rules about working with children and animals. No actual betting allowed, just for fun.

Flowerpot Theatre
12.00
GREAT FOR KIDS
Two little flowers inside two very large garden pots invite little ones to join them on the story tell grass, as they use natures natural chorus to conjure up tales from the bottom of the garden, complete with interactive songs and dancing.

Chamber Maids
15.00
ADULTS WILL ENJOY THIS
Four cockney chambermaids are outraged at the state of the city, and are going to be quite forceful about getting the city spic and span, in time for the guests who are about to check in.

Dancing Queen
13.00
ADULTS WILL ENJOY THIS
An Abba Fan wishes that the world stops when the Swedish band announce that they are to break up in 1982, and her wish comes true, as she finds herself stuck inside a snow globe which is filled with Abba tracks.

How To Get Involved in Carlisle Fringe

The dancing queen in her glitterball: street theatre for Carlisle community event

The dancing queen in her glitterball: street theatre for Carlisle!

There are many ways you can get involved in this years Carlisle Fringe.

If you have any unique, busking, acoustic talent which is suitable for outdoor performance, then you can ‘Register to Perform’ via our website. Alternatively phone our office and I will register you over the phone and make sure you get your preferred time slot. (For full information, refer to the ‘Performer Guide’ PDF available on our website).

For those looking for an exciting day out with friends, family or as a recreational group looking for something different, colourful and exciting on the streets of Carlisle, you can ‘Register your Group’ so we know to expect you online via our website. This is particularly good for those travelling long distances and coming by mini bus or train. (For full information, refer to the ‘Bring a Group Guide’ PDF on our website).

Carlisle Fringe Details

For further details, and to access our social media platform, performance opportunities, full details of each show, group registers and more, head to our website at: www.carlislefringe.co.uk

You can also phone myself or another member of the team directly in office at 01228 812611 or email me directly on The dancing queen in her glitterball: street theatre for Carlisle!dillon@electrictheatreworkshop.com

I look forward to hearing back from you, and getting the community centre involved in the pilot Carlisle Fringe.

Kind Regards,
Dillon Colthart
Project Manager

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About Ray Cassidy

Having lived in Stanwix for several years and having found myself with time on my hands, I decided to lend a hand to the SCA way back in 2008. The first project was the Stanwix.info website and a stint as a committee bod. However techie stuff meant we had to lay Stanwix info to rest. I just keep it as a testing platform now. Once the refurbishment of the community centre was complete, we realised that we need ed to make sure we could market the centre reasonably effectively. To that end I offered to use the resources of Consulting Cumbria Ltd to do a little community service. Without going over the top, we have managed to keep the website fairly prominent and integrated a simple online payment and booking system to help us bring in users . If you would like similar help with your business' website just contact us on: 01228 907 795 or find us on the website at Consulting Cumbria Ltd.
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