Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Christchurch gets ffantastic ffringe ffestival this year.

Christchurch gets ffantastic ffringe ffestival this year. Ole!


For the first time in 15 years Christchurch will have a Fringe Festival. Although the event in 2014 will be small and frugal the aim is to make the ffestival ffantastic in future years. Ole.

The Fab Four Collective has announced that the Christchurch fringe Fringe Festival will be from 13 October to 31 October. Roughly. Events will be in the CBD. Or anywhere else. And they may not be events, just things people can go to.

Fab Four Collective member and El Pancho, Sam Fisher says the aim is to encourage performance. “We want some of the incredibly talented people, or their friends or family or people they know or have met, or anyone really, in Christchurch, to create an event, exhibition, or production or gig and be part of fringe Fringe Festival 14. Sam feels he is qualified to be part of the event as he was on the NZ Fringe Trust in Wellington once and good mates with the previous Fringe organiser in Christchurch. “This is about fun, participation and giving it a go,” he said.

“The festival is the fringe of Fringe festivals, aspiring to be as fabulous as the successful NZ Fringe in Wellington, and the excellent festivals in Dunedin and Auckland, but actually better in the long term,” said Sam.

"We already have one to be announced sponsor, but need more. Preferably with money," he said.

“We also want people to practise watching events and gigs in preparation for the October festival. Residents will need to watch as many live performances as possible, stage, stand-up, concerts, whatever they can squeeze in, in preparation for what could be a gruelling 3 weeks,” said Sam.

Performance poets, local theatre groups and comics and other entertainers have been approached or have already been in contact and the programme will be developed during August. Programme Campeonísimoand Collective member Christy Ballantyne says acts are being assembled, “We know of some plays, some poets and a couple of other entertainers who want to be part of this fantastic event, and we will be announcing them as they sign up in coming weeks.

" We hope they will be Ffantastic. or at least ffunny, if they are supposed to be," she said.

The Fab Four Collective are currently investigating the most important thing for modern events: the slogan, but have rejected Giving Christchurch an F after it failed focus group testing. Further work is planned. Increased weirdness is promised.

The last fringe festival in Christchurch was in 1999 and was led by Tom V productions.


Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: The Stolen Island: Searching for ‘Ata by Scott Hamilton

Reviewed by Michael Horowitz
Located even further south than temperate Noumea, Tonga’s tiny island of ‘Ata might have become the jewel of the kingdom’s burgeoning tourist industry. Imagine a Tongan resort that would not only be mild in winter, but pleasant in summer. More>>

Reviewed by Michael Horowitz
Located even further south than temperate Noumea, Tonga’s tiny island of ‘Ata might have become the jewel of the kingdom’s burgeoning tourist industry. Imagine a Tongan resort that would not only be mild in winter, but pleasant in summer. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: No Pretence. No Bullshit. Fine Poem.

John Dickson doesn’t publish much; never has. Indeed, this new collection is his first such in 18 years. As he wryly and dryly states,

I’ve published two slim volumes, and spent all
My time working on the next.
(from Wasp p.67) More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays On Place From Aotearoa NZ

The New Zealand landscape undoubtedly is very beautiful, but so is the British one, and my attachment to this country is much more about some particular places, and the memories and emotions that in them combine, than it is about the landscape as a whole. More>>

Canonisation Fodder: Suzanne Aubert Declared ‘Venerable’

Suzanne Aubert, the founder of the Sisters of Compassion New Zealand’s home grown order of Sisters, has been declared ‘venerable’, a major milestone on the path to sainthood in the Catholic Church. More>>

“I Have Not Performed Well Enough”: Ernie Merrick Leaving Wellington Phoenix

Ernie Merrick has stepped down from his position as Wellington Phoenix FC Head Coach. The club would like to thank Ernie for his contribution to Wellington Phoenix and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. More>>

Ray Columbus: NZ Music Icon Passes Away

60s New Zealand music Icon Ray Columbus has passed away peacefully at his home north of Auckland... Ray Columbus enjoyed more than three decades at the top of NZ entertainment as a singer, songwriter, bandleader, music manager and TV star. More>>

Review: Bernard Herrmann's Scores For 'Vertigo' & 'Psycho'

Howard Davis: The NZSO's adventurousness was richly-rewarded, as the deeply appreciative Wellington audience was given the opportunity not only to see a couple of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, but also to hear fine renditions of two of Bernard Herrmann's most accomplished film scores. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Leonard Cohen

If Bob Dylan owned the 1960s, Leonard Cohen was an inescapable presence during the early 1970s period, pre-disco and pre-punk. More>>

ALSO:


Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news