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Reading Fringe
Event time 12.00am - 12.00am
Event cost

This July, Reading Fringe once more brings a celebration of art and culture to Reading.

Now in its sixth year, Reading Fringe 2018 welcomes more than 100 different local and international performances and events at 18 venues across Reading.

Festival-goers can expect anything from musical instruments made of ice, to urban art, comedy, cabaret, family-friendly workshops and more.

Festival director Zsuzsi Lindsay said: "This year's festival is all about creating connections through art and culture. We wanted to do this through the international acts we're welcoming to Reading, but we also want people to connect with each other through shared experiences, for example commuters at Reading station stopping to look up from their phones to enjoy one of the pop-up performances.

"We're delighted and proud to invite so many performers and artists to our town and include them in such an exciting programme alongside the very best that Reading arts and culture has to offer."

Among the many family-friendly events at this year's Fringe is Bicycle Boy, a bicycle powered musical for children aged six to ten. Written by Helen Eastman, who wrote the Christmas hit Alby The Penguin Saves Christmas, the show is brought to the Fringe in partnership with Reading Rep Theatre.

Drew Colby also enchants youngsters with shadow theatre in My Shadow and Me, and singer-songwriter Nick Cope charms little fans with great songs at an exclusive concert for a young audience.

Fans of visual art can look forward to an urban artist from Dusseldorf and the sixth run of the Reading Fringe Film Festival, showing short films by new and upcoming filmmakers from 10 seconds to 10 minutes. There's still time for aspiring filmmakers to submit their films - see the Fringe website for details.

 The organising team is also looking for a Reading band to play the launch party on 24 July, supporting main act Professor Elemental. Email: to get in touch.

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