Brighton Fringe and The Pebble Trust Announce £10k Support Package

You Can Do Anything by Ethereal Theatre. PHOTO: Monica Romero

Brighton Fringe and principal funder The Pebble Trust are delighted to announce that they will be giving out funding worth over £10,000 to the events and venues taking part in the Brighton Fringe 2020 Autumn Season. 

This funding will take the form of small grants to cover participation fees for artists, with an additional contribution to venues based on the number of live, in-person events they are hosting at the festival, which runs until 31 October (with some events continuing on until 9 November).

Jamie Arnell, Trustee of The Pebble Trust and Chair of the Brighton Fringe board said: “We are delighted to support Brighton Fringe in recognising the courage and determination of artists and venues to get live work back in front of audiences, both physically and digitally, this October. We can easily forget how lucky we are to have such a stubbornly optimistic arts community in our city. The way we see it: you can get too much of Netflix, but you can never get enough of the Fringe! Thanks so much to those who have taken the plunge and entertained us this autumn.”

Julian Caddy, Brighton Fringe CEO added: “We are so grateful for the fantastic support from The Pebble Trust, and these grants are a way to thank all those that took the leap of faith with us this autumn. We hope that this extra help will mean these participants and venues can come back stronger in 2021. There is still much more of Brighton Fringe to enjoy, dive in for more great creative work, whether socially-distanced in venues or online. 

The Brighton Fringe 2020: Autumn Season is running until 31 October (some events continuing on until 9 November) with 50 events still to enjoy, both online and offline. These include eight live performances at Sweet Venues, including; Jekyll & Hyde: A One-woman Show by local award-winning actor Heather-Rose Andrews and Unquiet Slumbers: The Haunting of Emily Brontë; a psychological thriller in which Cathy Earnshaw ('Wuthering Heights') meets her maker, Emily Brontë.

You can also enjoy Brighton Fringe from the comfort of your own sofa with 30 digital events available to watch over the next week and a half. This includes Brighton Ceilidh Collective’s Halloween-themed virtual ceilidh on 31 October, a telling and retelling of a suburban murder story performed to Max Richter’s musical re-compositions of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in A Murder Story, Retold and We, The Lost Company, a physical theatre piece inspired by acclaimed Australian artist Brett Whiteley’s beach paintings.

To see the full Brighton Fringe listings and book tickets visit brightonfringe.org.