World Fringe Day

Submitted by edg on Wed, 7 Jun '17 6.32pm

Inaugural celebration of fringes around the world inspired by the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Fringe. The event will tap the cultural connections that transcend national boundaries and demonstrate the connectivity of arts and culture through Fringes.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe began in 1947 when eight theatre companies turned up uninvited to perform at the inaugural Edinburgh International Festival. The companies were refused entry to the programme but decided to perform on the fringe of the Festival anyway.

The event is sponsored by the Scottish Government and EventScotland.