Brighton Fringe is one of the most hotly anticipated events in the Brightonian calendar and next year they want to do something extra special next year. In 2016 they want to put on their first ever opening night parade, and they need our help to do so.
Brighton Fringe has launched a crowdfunding campaign with the aim of bringing the community together in May with an illuminated evening parade on Friday 6th May 2016. The Fringe is asking fans of Brighton Fringe to make a donation of around £3 to help fund the event in which performers and community groups will parade through Brighton, lighting up the city before finishing at Madeira Drive with a fireworks display on the beach. Julian Caddy, Brighton Fringe’s Managing Director said “Brighton Fringe is calling on people to help bring this parade of lights to our city and make 2016 the biggest and best Brighton Fringe yet. We’re hoping people will get behind the Brighton Fringe Opening Night Parade – with their help we will light up the night sky and kick off this great celebration of the arts with a bang! For just £3 you can take part in this fantastic night-time parade. Other donation rewards include a Brighton Fringe tote bag, t-shirts, and VIP membership packs. A little or a lot, your pledge to the Brighton Fringe will help bring the city alive next spring”.
The Brighton Fringe features around 800 events including comedy, theatre, cabaret and music running for four weeks during the months of May and early June. The Fringe is an open access festival, enabling our great city to come together and celebrate art in all forms. Inspired by home-grown talent, more than half of the participants come from Brighton & Hove. Only 3% of the festival’s funding comes from public subsidy, the organisation mainly relies on community members and partners to help make this festival the iconic and vibrant festival it is. You can donate to the Fringe Festival at their crowdfunding page.