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Estuary Fringe Festival 2014

August 2, 2014 - August 10, 2014


Estuary Fringe Festival 2014

The Estuary Fringe Festival is an alternative art festival, aimed at taking back art from the “pretentious art elites” and instead making it accessible to everyone in all its forms. Giving it back to the hands of the community, where it belongs. Following the success of 2013’s festival, 2014 is shaping up to be even better!

This years’s Estuary Fringe Festival will have:

  • Local, national and international artists of all genres
  • Musicians
  • Painters
  • Graffiti artists
  • Poets
  • Performance artists
  • Independent films
  • Theatrical productions

Completely free, as art should be. Just turn up, join in and have fun!

(Though donations would be nice…)

Estuary Fringe Festival 2014 Programme

Estuary Fringe Festival Info Hub and Contact Centre

2nd – 10th August (11am – 6pm daily)

It’s like tourist information but with extra bits. Tea, coffee, drink and chat…

O’Neill’s Public House, 119a High Street, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1LH

12 Hours of Live Music

Saturday 2nd August 2014 (12pm – 12am)

A whole bunch of bands for 12 hours, including some: Blues, Reggae, Rock ‘n’ Roll and a whole load more!

  • 12:00 – Lee Pasiful
  • 12:30 – Jillian Winter
  • 13:00 – Owen Williams
  • 13:40 – Fashoda Crisis
  • 14:30 – Joan and Grim
  • 15:20 – Under the Hat
  • 16:00 – Lizzie Bing
  • 16:30 – Matt Linen
  • 17:10 – The Peoples Free Republic of Pandemonia
  • 17:50 – Bob Dresner
  • 18:30 – Chased By Karma
  • 19:10 – Roy Mette
  • 19:50 – Glass Brides
  • 20:40 – 54 Plates
  • 21:30 – Phazed
  • 22:45 – Tallowah

O’Neill’s Public House, 119a High Street, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1LH


10 Hours of Drama

Sunday 3rd August (1pm – 11pm)

Acting and stuff. Home-made scenery, plays with kids, plays with adults, short films.

  • 13:00 – The Great War by Starlight Productions
    • An interactive theatrical presentation to mark the centenary of The Great War. The Great War by Starlight Productions
  • 14:00 – Fairies & Pirates by The Kooky Theatre Co
    • Come and see the pirates and fairies of Kooky Theatre and make a pirate flag, fairy ward or get your face painted!Fairies and Pirates by Kooky Theatre Company
  • 15:00 – The Great War by Starlight Productions
    • An interactive theatrical presentation to mark the centenary of The Great War.The Great War by Starlight Productions
  • 16:00 – Mushroom Theatre Company
    • The Mushroom Theatre Company is a fully inclusive dance and drama group based in Rayleigh, Essex. As a fully inclusive theatre company, The Mushroom Theatre Company integrates able bodies performers alongside disabled children, or those with  special needs.Mushroom Theatre Company
  • 17:00 – Short Films
  • 19:00 – Disadvantage Point by Gill West
    • Starring: Alphas Ndhlovu, Khabi Abrey and Leo Eaglewood. Kofi is 59 years old, he is homeless and thousands of miles away from his homeland. He is also the key witness to a violent incident on the street but the police won’t believe his version of the events. In a desperate attempt to let the truth be heard he tells a journalist about the attack and also shares some of his life story in order to add weight to his argument. During the discussion the audience plays the part of the (silent) journalist.Disadvantage Point by Gill West
  • 21:00 – Modern Romance by The Silly People
    • Starring Lucy Bishop and Chris Yarnell. A Modern Day Romance, is a piece of new writing from the comedy musical duo “Silly People”. In this mini folk-opera, helf together with nothing more than some microphones, a guitar, a ukulele, and any other instruments the two can get their hands on! The story follows Charlie Wayne and Emily Clewitt, in their quest for love via social media. The two accept friend requests, fall in love, update status’, drift apart, send a tweet or two and both learn a valuable lesson covered in hashtags! Almost everything is made public and much is based on true stories! Original music written by Lucy Bishop and Chris Yarnell.A Modern Day Romance by The Silly People
  • Various – Estuary Fringe Shorts
O’Neill’s Public House, 119a High Street, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1LH

Opening Night at the Estuary Fringe Pop Up Gallery

Monday 4th August (6pm – 9pm)

No invitation needed, just pop in for drinks and stuff. Fringe Awards for best artist in their chosen field, as decided by raffle. Plus the drama of the coveted Fringe awards for best artist in their chosen field. Presented by internationally renowned conceptual situationista Renate Leerkopf from Berlin’s Zwekkunst Arkive…

O’Neill’s Public House, 119a High Street, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1LH

Estuary Fringe Pop Up Gallery

5th – 10th August (11am – 6pm daily)

All the art stuff in this pop-up art gallery was chosen by raffle, art mimicking life, it’s a lottery.

O’Neill’s Public House, 119a High Street, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1LH


Art BBQ – Eat The Art

Wednesday 6th August 2014 (7pm – 11pm)

BBQ food, music and art.

  • John Bulley – Painting live
  • Morgan A-Lefey – Live difficult art
  • Justin Derrick – Eat the art
  • Kaylen Castle – Guitar virtuoso
  • The Accordionettes – Acoustic accordion band
  • Ghanaian acappella quartet
Esplanade Public House, Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1EE


Dangerous Poetry VI – Something For The Ladies

Thursday 7th August 2014 (6pm – 9pm)

The highly acclaimed dangerous poetry of Utopia.

  • Rosa Banks
  • Sarah Connolly
  • Sammy Crooks
  • Sadie Davidson
  • Adrian Green
  • Kate Keeble
  • Olmo Lazarus
  • Carol Anne Lintern
  • Chris Port
  • Sioni Richards
  • Amber Eleanor Rose
  • Cherry Scott
Utopia Coffee Lounge, Unit 2 The Royals Shopping Centre, High Street, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1DG


One Love Reggae Marathon

Friday 8th (8pm) – Sunday 10th (12pm)

Weekend-long reggae marathon!

Know Your Roots 13 is going to be the heaviest, nicest, most unique roots rockin’ reggae session. Some of the oldest and most respected sound men and women are coming to play.

  • Coxsone Sound (original festus coxsone himself)
  • Jah Tubby’s World System
  • Kula Roots Youth
  • Southall Raggea Regulars Fable Sound
  • Youthman International Sound
  • John Bulley Art
  • 40 Selectors and artists

Full 50 hour live streaming via dubforceradio.com

The One Love Foundation UK hopes to raise enough from this event to replace the existing roof with solar panels on the One Love School.

The Borough Hotel, 12 Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2EJ


Graffiti On The Beach

Sunday 10th August 2014 (2pm – 9pm)

The Estuary Fringe Festival finale, with some local graffiti artists doing their thing, jamming with One Love Reggae sound system and One Love Caribbean BBQ food.

  • Jungle Taktikz – Local Graffiti collective
  • Brave Art’s Scotty B – Graffiti artist
  • Youthman International Sound System
  • One Love Caribbean BBQ – get your curried goat

Southend seafront on the beach!

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