Limerick Fringe to bring 'vibrant and accessible arts to a wider audience'

Fintan Walsh

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Fintan Walsh

Pictured at the Limerick Fringe Festival launch are Blanca agus Rua from Kadira Theatre Picture: Sean Curtin/True Media

Pictured at the Limerick Fringe Festival launch are Blanca agus Rua from Kadira Theatre Picture: Sean Curtin/True Media

A HOST of artists will descend on the city for the annual Limerick Fringe, returning for a second outing this spring.

Organisers of the festival launched the extensive three-day programme of events at the George Hotel last Wednesday.  The second Limerick Fringe will take place from April 4-7.

The “award-winning, vibrant, multi-genre” festival is a not for profit organisation run by volunteers “who are passionate about bringing new, vibrant and accessible arts to a wider audience, utilising non-traditional spaces such as pubs, cafes and even a bingo hall.

“This year we are bringing international artists to the streets of Limerick with a free programme of Street fringe for all ages,” a spokesperson said.

While homegrown acts are supported at the festival, which will be held at multiple venues across the city including the Belltbale, Chez le Fab, Dolan’s, Narrative 4, No 1 Pery Square, Mother Mac’s and St John’s Pavilion, they are also welcoming a diverse range of national and international acts “with open arms”.

“Our artists hail from as far away as USA, Brazil, Iran, Denmark, Catalonia, Belgium, Poland, UK, as well as Dublin, Galway, Tipperary, Clare and of course Limerick,” a spokesperson said.

“You are guaranteed to experience daring new work, some of which has never been performed in Ireland before.

“With over 30 performing companies taking part in eight venues across the city, this is a festival for everyone from one to 101 years,” they added.

For full details on all shows and to book tickets, see www.limerickfringe.com.