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Tunbridge Wells Fringe Festival

The Tunbridge Wells Fringe Festival is a two-week long creative arts festival held within the town at the beginning of July. Between the 1st and 16th of July it will see over 140 events within 50 venues across Tunbridge Wells including live music, comedy, theatre and everything in between. Some events are free, others are ticketed, and all can be found at twfringe.com!

A few highlights from this year’s TW Fringe include:

Children’s Events

4th & 5th July

Splash Test Dummies – Trinity Theatre

Rub-a-dub-dub, The Dummies are here with some splish splashing circus set to drown you in tears of laughter. With a brilliant array of catch-your-breath stunt work, dazzling acrobatics, dexterous juggling and side-splitting, slapstick comedy, the Dummies are ready to roll out their beach towels and spring into an exciting hour of circus-filled hilarity for the whole family.

6th July

16:00 – The Magic Bookmark – The Langton Green Hub

While the world turns to chaos, Mama G vows to save the day by finding three books that can help make the world a better place. Of course, she can’t do it alone and that’s when she discovers the mysterious and wonderful Magic Bookmark…

Theatre

7th July

16:00 – The Seagull & The Cat – The Langton Green Hub

A seagull manages to escape from an oil slick, only to lay one last egg and with her dying breath ask Zorba, a harbour cat in Hamburg, to promise that he will hatch the egg and teach the chick to fly! How on earth will Zorba manage it?

11th July

18:00 – Midsummer Night’s Dream – The Spa Hotel

When a quest for true love is thwarted by a hilarious series of enchantments-gone-wrong from a mystical fairy world, this charming play explores one hysterical night of chaos. Our production is set in modern day at a cheery British Garden Party and is suitable for all ages, featuring live music, slapstick comedy and colourful costumes.

Comedy

6th July

19:30 – Hold The Line Comedy – The Langton Green Hub

Live stand-up comedy from a variety of local acts.

12th July

19:00 – Comedy Hypnosis – The Royal Wells Hotel

Perhaps you’ve wondered what hypnosis is? Maybe you’ve wondered whether hypnosis is real? You may have even wondered whether YOU can be hypnotised? Why not find out for yourself?

Music

12th July

BBC Radio Kent’s Stephen Brown Presents

David Shepherd
Kevyn Ricard & Guests
Katie Kittermaster
Little Suspicions
Special Guest: ST£FAN (from ‘The Midnight Beast’)

14th July

Annette Gregory: Believe Tour

Annette’s new tour for 2023 ‘Believe’ – showing how important it is to have dreams and believe in yourself. She’ll be bringing together original songs and sharing her musical heritage of reggae and soul music, giving some of her favourite songs a jazz feel, but still leaving room for those classic jazz standards.

Other

1st & 15th July

Guru Dudu Silent Disco

Welcome into a magical world of play, love and laughter. We all wear headphones (supplied) and are listening to the same playlist of uplifting dance music from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and more modern hits, plus the fun commentary from the tour guide.

2nd-9th July

Glad To Be Dead

Monologues from beyond the grave. Join us as we hear from historical figures, fictional icons, victims and murderers. Listen as they recount their lives and comment on our world today.

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