While you are planning your visit to our wonderful Festival and deciding which acts you would like to see, don’t forget the hidden gems in the Fringe programme, our alternative platform for talent in the Dales, including:
On Sunday 18 June, Grassington’s very own Mark Bamforth will be performing a one-man tribute to Samuel Beckett. After the extraordinary success of his Tony Hancock show in 2015, this is not to be missed.
Tuesday 20 June sees Burnsall Village Hall welcome the unique comedy experience that is the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre. These stars of the Edinburgh Fringe are quite simply the funniest footwear on the planet. You will surely laugh your socks off…..
On Thursday 22 June, local photographer and poet, Dave Oldridge, assisted by the lovely Paula Vickers, Grassington’s answer to Helen Mirren, will entertain with an evening of personal reflections and performance.
Burnsall Village Hall is the venue on Friday 23 June for the return to the Fringe of the wonderful John Watterson, aka Fake Thackray, performing a brand new show which combines old Jake Thackray favourites with some recently discovered Jake songs. A hilarious and heartfelt celebration of the life and songs of one of Yorkshire’s finest and funniest wordsmiths.
The Fringe programme closes on Saturday 1 July with an afternoon performance by the ever popular Raven, a group of multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist good time girls from Yorkshire whose infectious energy and humour will keep your feet tapping and your heart smiling long after the show ends.
In between all these goodies, watch out for Tim Harper playing the organ at St Peter’s Church, Hebden, Anna and Andreas Andersson’s gospel workshop and cream tea at Scargill House, The Moonbeams’ delightful brand of Dales folk music at the Craven Arms cruck barn in Apppletreewick and the Craven College Performing Arts students’ end of year show in the Octagon in Grassington.