Shaftesbury Will Host England’s Third-Biggest Fringe Following Record Registrations

Award-winning comedian Heidi Regan. Photo: Karla Gowlett

Shaftesbury Fringe organisers say that the three-day event is now England’s third-largest open-access arts festival, based on performance numbers. When artist registration closed on Thursday night, 139 separate performances had been booked, a massive increase from the 83 events offered as part of the 2017 schedule. Only Brighton and Manchester offer larger fringe festivals in England with more performances. Full story: Read more