Over the last few weeks more and more people have been hearing about the Plymouth Fringe Festival which is awesome and tickets have been flying out the door! And, as more and more people have found out and got excited by the festival, many have been wondering how they haven’t heard about it already. Truth is, Plymouth Fringe is run by a small team of dedicated independent artists and, although we’re hugely lucky to have support from Arts Council England and Plymouth Culture, we don’t have pockets full of cash. Mostly, we make up for this with a little bit of grit and determination but it does mean we’re not able to get a huge advert strapped across a bus/building/Smeaton’s Tower.
If you’ve got friends, family or colleagues who you think would love the festival but might not have heard of it yet then we’d love your help in spreading the word. Here’s a few things you can do to keep the city buzzing with excitement before the festival opens next week and help us make this an event to remember…
- Pick up two programmes – one for you and one for a friend. They look beautiful and are a great guide to what’s on and how to make the most of your festival experience!
- Talk about it! We all know how much Janners love a natter and how quickly word spreads through the city. Wax lyrical about how excited you are about the festival in the staff break room/waiting to pick the kid up from school/down the pub and watch as they get excited about festival week!
- Join our Facebook Event – this helps the world see that you’re planning on coming along and might give them the nudge they need to get planning their evenings next week.
- Buy a loved one a ticket as a gift. Everyone loves a present, and with this one you can see their face lighting up next to you in the audience.
- Grab a copy of Saturday’s Herald. It’s gonna have a big ol’ feature about the festival with a guide to the events and an interview with our Dan.
- Hire an open top bus, ask the driver to take you down Royal Parade, and throw Plymouth Fringe Festival programmes from the roof. (Actually maybe don’t, this might get you, and us, in quite a bit of trouble).
We are hugely grateful of everyone who’s talked us up over the past months and look forward to seeing you all around the festival!