Fringe fest a success

By Grace Jones | posted on March 4, 2018

THE inaugural Fringe Arts Regional Festival has been labeled a success by its organisers, following the sold-out performances on Saturday night.

Vancouver Arts Centre Arts Administration Officer Steven Finch said the high quality of performances allowed for an incredibly successful event.

“We have already had really positive feedback for the festival,” he said.

“People in particular enjoyed FAR Fetched and FAR Out on Saturday night.”

Mr Finch said the festival filled in part of the gap left by the Perth International Arts Festival after it announced it would no longer come to the Great Southern.

“The festival was put together pretty quickly,” he said.

“We had a gap to fill for exciting artistic events and the festival definitely did that.”

Following large amounts of positive reviews of the month-long event, Mr Finch said there will be another Fringe festival in 2019.

“Nothing is locked in yet, but we’ve got a few performers that are excited for next year,” he said.

“The event really needs to come from the community though.

“Next year we’re hoping for lots of independent and creative people to get involved that we haven’t heard of before.

“We’re providing a platform for performers, so we’d love to hear from the community for what we should have next year.”