News Published 6 July 2011

Forest Fringe Announces Full Programme

Core artists include Dan Canham and Ross Sutherland.

Natasha Tripney

The Forest Fringe are attempting something slightly different this year. For 2011, the project will be curated not just by co-directors Andy Field and Debbie Pearson, but also by their group of core artists: the 2011 Forest Fringe promises to be a true act of collaboration with the core artists assisting in every aspect of the project.

These core artists include theatre-makers, dancers, game designers, activists, poets and musicians. They will be presenting their own work but also participating in curatorial projects of their own. Forest Fringe’s core artists for 2011 include the dancer Dan Canham, whose evocative solo piece 30 Cecil Street was one of the highlight’s of this year’s Bristol Mayfest; Gob Sqaud’s Sharon Smith will be working with Tom Parkinson on a new piece called We Might As Well Live and non zero one will be presenting their new interactive experience The Time Out.

Action  Hero’s will be performing their ‘daredevil spectacular’ Watch Me Fall and throughout the festival there will be an opportunity to play Hinterland, a new game from Hide&Seek and the poet Ross Sutherland (whose The Three Stigmata of Pacman was one of the most original shows on last year’s fringe).

In addition to the main programme of events, there will be an intensive two-day workshop by Complicite and a building-wide version of Live Art Speed Dating. Performance artist Lucy Ellinson has been appointed ‘doer-in-residence’ and Forest Fringe will be hosting Edgelands, a conference featuring Tim Etchells and Chris Goode amongst others.

The 2011 Forest Fringe will run from 15 – 27 August in their current home on Bristo Place. This is the Forest’s last year at this address and they “hope to say goodbye in a spectacular way.” For further details on this year’s events, visit the Forest Fringe website.

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Natasha Tripney

Natasha co-founded Exeunt in 2011 and was editor until 2016. She's now lead critic and reviews editor for The Stage, and has written about theatre and the arts for the Guardian, Time Out, the Independent, Lonely Planet and Tortoise.

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