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The first Southampton Fringe took place from September 2016 to Jan 2017 and worked with over 260 artists in 33 Southampton venues. British Art Show 8 was our catalyst and the Fringe was seen as an opportunity for increasing engagement in the arts and raising awareness of the talent within the city.

We are inviting artists, organisers, participants and audiences to share their experiences and thoughts on what happened and how we move forward. What went well, what could have been done better and what should the legacy of Southampton Fringe be?

‘What Next?’ will take place 10 - 5pm on 18 March at The Stage Door Southampton.

Part 1 10am to 1pm Evaluating the impact and process of the BAS8 Fringe
What happened, what did we get right, what worked, what didn’t? An exploration of the BAS8 Fringe, with platform discussions Q&A sessions with Associate Artists, commissioners and partner organisations.

Part 2 2pm to 5pm So what next?
In the afternoon we welcome guest speakers including Plymouth Big Weekend, Bristol Biennial and Visual Arts South West to talk about their experiences and work. Offering the eyes and experiences of outsiders. Then an Open Space session will allow attenders to discuss with colleagues what they believe are the important topics and opportunities.

What Next? is a chance to share experiences, develop plans for the future and see what needs to happen next to make the most of the BAS8 fringe legacy. Lunch will be provided between 1 and 2pm for morning participants only.

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BAS8 Associate Programs and Fringe Events Information - If you are looking to get an Associate Programme commission or be part of the Fringe, please read this essential information.

BAS8 Fringe Listings Application Guide - Read this to make sure that you can give us the relevant information in the submission form below.

BAS8 Fringe Listings Submission Form - If you have an event that you would like included in the Fringe Events Calendar, please read the Listings Application Guide and then fill in this online form.


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