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Bury Fringe Festival returns to the town in full form

The Quirkhouse Theatre Company. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

The Quirkhouse Theatre Company. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

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A six-week long arts and culture festival has relaunched in Bury St Edmunds with the aim of showcasing creative talent in the area.

Bury Fringe poster. Designed by EMILY WALLACEBury Fringe poster. Designed by EMILY WALLACE

The Bury St Edmunds Fringe Festival, which is run by a committee of independent local promoters on a voluntary basis, will take place as a fully-fledged event in March and April following a five-year semi-hiatus of only a handful of music events.

The festival will feature theatre, comedy, poetry, film, dance, workshops, networking events and a huge variety of music – catering for all tastes.

Organisers say ticket prices have been kept as low as possible or free and the popular Bury Songwriters Competition will also return.

Seymour Quigley, musical director at the festival, said: “We are hugely excited to showcase how incredibly creative our local area is, and we hope that Bury Fringe will grow and grow as more people get inspired and get involved in the years to come.”

Gaffa Tape Sandy will play on May 5. Picture: BARNY CUTTERGaffa Tape Sandy will play on May 5. Picture: BARNY CUTTER

The full line-up is as follows:

Saturday, 24th March - Folk All-Dayer - (Music - The Hunter Club)

Thursday, 29th March - Felix James presents: THE FAILURE MEN - (Music - The Hunter Club)

Saturday, 31st March - The Bury Fringe Blast-Off - (Music - Vinyl Hunter)

FOX will play at the Hunter Club on April 7. Picture: SUPPLIED BY BURY FRINGEFOX will play at the Hunter Club on April 7. Picture: SUPPLIED BY BURY FRINGE

Saturday, 31st March - The Bury Fringe Social - (Music - Oakes Barn)

Wednesday, 4th April - Bury Songwriters Competition Heat 1 - (Music - The Hunter Club)

Thursday, 5th April - Bury Fringe Festival Variety Show - (Mixed - The Constitutional Club)

Friday, 6th April - Dubrise - (Music - The Constitutional Club)

Saturday, 7th April - Joel Morris presents: The Balcony Sessions - (Music - The Apex)

Saturday, 7th April - Washing Machine presents: F.O.X - (Music - The Hunter Club)

Saturday, 7th April - Con artists presents: MENUMITO - (Music - The Constitutional Club)

Sunday, 8th April - Night Walker Pictures: Screening 1 - (Film - The Constitutional Club)

Tuesday, 10th April - Night Walker Pictures: Screening 2 - (Film - Petrus Wine Bar)

Tuesday, 10th April - ‘Holiday Hijinks’ by Spinning Wheel Theatre - (Kids Theatre Workshop - St John’s Centre)

Wednesday, 11th April - ‘Holiday Hijinks’ by Spinning Wheel Theatre - (Kids Theatre Workshop - St John’s Centre)

Wednesday, 11th April - Bury Songwriters Competition Heat 2 - (Music - The Hunter Club)

Friday, 13th April - Sunday Suppers Fundraiser - (Music - The Constitutional Club)

Saturday, 14th April - Emporium Of Odd II: Bygone - (Music - The Constitutional Club)

Monday, 16th April - ‘Hilarity Jen’ starring Jenny Beake - (Theatre/Music/Comedy - Oakes Barn)

Tuesday, 17th April - Night Walker Pictures presents: Networking Night - (Film/Networking - Petrus Wine Bar)

Wednesday, 18th April - Bury Songwriters Competition Heat 3 - (Music - The Hunter Club)

Thursday, 19th April - ‘The Anger of Angels’ by John Goldman - (Theatre - The Constitutional Club)

Friday, 20th April - A Night At The Opera - (Music - The Constitutional Club)

Friday, 20th April - Stage Write presents ‘PLAY SOMETHING’ - (Theatre - The Hunter Club)

Saturday, 21st April - Washing Machine presents: A HORSE CALLED WAR - (Music - The Hunter Club)

Saturday, 21st April - The Right Combination Soul Club - (Music - The Constitutional Club)

Saturday, 21st April - Quirkhouse 5 - 5 Plays, 5 Venues, 5 Walks - (Theatre - Oakes Barn, The Hunter Club, The Constitutional Club, Abbeygate Cinema, & Cafe Rouge

Sunday, 22nd April - Quirkhouse 5 - 5 Plays, 5 Venues, 5 Walks - (Theatre - Oakes Barn, The Hunter Club, The Constitutional Club, Abbeygate Cinema, & Cafe Rouge)

Monday, 23rd April - Second Hand Scott And Other Nonsense - (Comedy/Music - Oakes Barn)

Monday, 23rd April - ‘My Mother Said I Never Should’ by Charlotte Keatley - (Theatre - The Constitutional Club)

Tuesday, 24th April - ‘My Mother Said I Never Should’ by Charlotte Keatley - (Theatre - The Constitutional Club)

Tuesday, 24th April - ‘Hilarity Jen’ starring Jenny Beake - (Theatre/Music/Comedy - Oakes Barn)

Wednesday, 25th April - ‘My Mother Said I Never Should’ by Charlotte Keatley - (Theatre - The Constitutional Club)

Wednesday, 25th April - Bury Songwriter Competition Heat 4 - (Music - The Hunter Club)

Thursday, 26th April - Quirkhouse 5 - All 5 Plays - (Theatre - The Constitutional Club)

Friday, 27th April - Homegrown Festival Takeover: Americana Night - (Music - The Constitutional Club)

Saturday, 28th April - Hoo Ha Record Club Fringe Edition - (Music - The Constitutional Club)

Saturday, 28th April - An Evening of Drama & Music for Freedom From Torture - (Theatre/Music - The Unitarian Meeting House)

Monday, 30th April - An Evening of Poetry featuring Alexandra Davis - (Poetry/Open Mic - Oakes Barn)

Friday, 4th May - Bury Songwriters Competition Final - (Music - The Hunter Club)

Friday, 4th May - Dubrise - (Music - The Constitutional Club)

Saturday, 5th May - Bury Fringe All-Dayer - (Music - The Hunter Club)

Sunday, 6th May - exBURYmental 2 All-Dayer - (Music - The Rehearsal Rooms)

Full details and tickets (where applicable) can be found at www.buryfringe.co.uk

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