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Published: 23 April 2015

Get set for the Wandsworth Fringe - now just over a week away.

This year’s Fringe is set to be the biggest and best yet with its jam-packed schedule of over 70 different event listings across the borough. From pop-up performances, picnics and plays to comedy, cabaret, talks and tea parties, there’s something to take everyone’s fancy.

As part of a global network of Fringe Festivals, Wandsworth Fringe has emerged in the past few years as a vibrant community-focused festival that brings people together creatively to deliver unique and unexpected experiences.

A small selection of the many Wandsworth Fringe highlights includes:  

Theatre:

‘My First Ten Sexual Failures and Other Stories About Growing Up’: An honest and raw play by Fragility about sex, relationships, coffee and the silly things that boys and girls do to boys and girls.

The HandleBards: ‘The Comedy of Errors and Macbeth’: An outdoor performance of The Comedy of Errors and Macbeth by The Handlebards - a bicycle-powered, 4-strong, all-male troupe of players.

Pope Head (The Secret Life of Francis Bacon)’: A solo show that takes an uncompromising look at the life, art, psyche, sexuality and philosophies of the great artist Francis Bacon.

Comedy:

Not Dead Yet: Uplifting stories of life, death and the dinners in between told by 81-year-old Lynn Ruth Miller.

Femmes by the Thames: The fabulous female comedy cabaret returns to Battersea Barge hosted by Radio 4 regular Rosie Wilby.

Music

The Paul Dunton Orchestra live with Sophie Janes: Paul Dunton leads his own unique cross-over orchestra providing a rousing and atmospheric mix of alternative and pop with a classical twist.

Cleveland Watkiss and the Stardust People Choir Live in Concert: An evening of performances by Stardust People Choir with inventive grooves, improvisation and original material directed by the innovative vocalist Cleveland Watkiss.

Dance:

Of Myths, Perspectives and Transformations: An evening of dance performed by contemporary dance company Lunas Dance Project.

Kaleidoscopic Arts Platform: A performance showcasing experimental dance works by emerging female choreographers.

Family fun:

Alice in Wonderland: To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Blackshaw Theatre’s new adaptation of the classic tale comes to Battersea Library

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party: The Alice in Wonderland fun continues with a special Mad Hatter’s Tea Party from arts group Fantasy High Street.

The Pied Piper Story Walk: A carnivalesque parade through Tooting Bec with arts, storytelling and activities for the whole family.

The Star and the Sea: Presented by Little Echo Theatre Company, The Star and the Sea is the story of a young girl called Rosie who, like most children, has many questions.

Visual arts:

3 Branches of the Same Tree: Pump House Gallery presents a new exhibitionn by artists Semiconductor, Alistair McClymont and Lyndall Phelps that locates the meeting point between art, science and education.

The Things I’d do with 6 Hands: In Work and Play Scrapstore, artist Jayson Singh presents his "personal odyssey” informed by travels to India.

‘Apartment’: An exhibition in StudioRCA presented by WomanHouse, an evolving collective of feminist artists and writers.

The full Wandsworth Fringe programme can be found at http://www.wandsworthartsfestival.com/

Wandsworth Fringe is co-ordinated by Wandsworth Council's arts team in collaboration with a steering group of local representatives and independent Fringe Producer, Cath Mattos who is also Projects Director at World Festival Network and World Fringe.