Newly Appointed Brighton Fringe Chair Celebrates 50 Years Commitment To The Arts

England’s largest arts festival, is proud to announce the appointment of Colin Matthews as its new Chair of Trustees.
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Brighton Fringe has appointed Colin Matthews as its new Chair of Trustees.

Brighton-born Matthews, who has been on Brighton Fringe Board of Directors as Deputy Chair since 2006, takes over this coveted position from Heather James who stepped down in December 2018.

Celebrating 50 years commitment to the Arts, Colin started his journey in 1969 as a DJ. His passion for music saw him work with music legends including: Nina Simone and Boy George, and has played a part in the rise of comedy giants such Lenny Henry who started off his career on the Brighton club circuit.

On the announcement of his new appointment, Colin Matthews said:

“Brighton Fringe has always been a huge passion of mine having been involved for over 23 years. I take great pride in seeing the Fringe grow from humble beginnings to become the largest Fringe in the country. Also, that the Fringe has enabled and nurtured so many emerging artistes in all art forms over the years. My hope is to promote the Fringe to a wider audience giving it the recognition it so richly deserves.”

Julian Caddy, Brighton Fringe CEO added:

“Colin has been a founder member of the board at Brighton Fringe and as such has been an integral part of its development for more than ten years. I am delighted that he has been appointed Chair and look forward to working with him to help develop Brighton Fringe even further in the years to come”.

Brighton Fringe runs from 3 May – 2 June 2019 and the official programme launches 28 February 2019.