Forest Fringe is an organisation run collaboratively by three artists based in the UK. Together we create festivals, host residencies and occasionally commission new work as a way of helping support a large and diverse community of independent artists working across and between theatre, dance and live art.

We are perhaps most well known for the free venue we have run at the Edinburgh Festival for the last 10 years, providing space for new and experimental work within what is otherwise a very challenging commercial environment. Forest Fringe exists outside of any major cultural institution and without regular government subsidy as an attempt to provide artists with agency and community and to imagine new ways of existing together under capitalism.

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October 2017

Forest Fringe in London at the Amateurs Club

19 October, 2017, 6:45 pm
Somerset House Studios, River Rooms, Somerset House Studios, New Wing
London, WC2R 1LA United Kingdom
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Redesigned and recategorized, hemmed in by tower blocks, ribboned with wifi networks, blistered with vagrancy deterrents and anti-skate studs, watched over by pigeons, cameras, community support officers and private security, our public spaces remain the first places in our cities where we go to exercise democracy, to express collective joy, to encounter strangers, to get our bearings or to simply be when we feel the need to wrap the city around ourselves. This decade has given us plenty of opportunity…

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