The London Fringe Theatre Festival, dedicated to the promotion, production and prosperity of independent artists, returns to nearby London, Ontario, from June 5-16. The festival creates a unique and inclusive environment where the arts can be enjoyed in the present and developed for the future.
In 1998, a group of theater-loving, arts-minded friends came together with the belief that a Fringe Festival would be an excellent addition to the arts scene in London. Their vision was to create a platform where artists and audiences would come together to share arts experiences. Organizing and planning for the first Festival began in 1998 when the London Fringe became members of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF). In 1999, the London Fringe acquired nonprofit and charitable status and the first London Fringe Festival premiered in 2000.
The vision of the festival is threefold: To guarantee unrestrained creative freedom to participants; to provide artists with access to audiences and audiences with access to outstanding artists from the local community, elsewhere in Ontario, across Canada and around the world; and to provide artists with technical assistance, promotional support and educational opportunities
For more information on the Fringe Festival, please call (519) 434-0606, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.londonfringe.ca. And, for helpful information on planning a quick getaway to London, please visit www.londontourism.ca.