Stockport Fringe Keeps Getting better


Street theatre, graffiti art, live music and dance were among the attractions at another successful Stockport Old Town Fringe Festival.
The programme began with the monthly Foodie Friday event where there was free face painting and performers posing as French waiters mingling with crowds.
John Barratt, one of the festival organisers, said: “This year’s fringe festival has been a great success in bringing culture and entertainment to the community of Stockport.
“Our ambition is to be able to organise more events like this on a regular basis as they are such a massive boost to the local economy and bring a great feel-good factor to the town.”
The event was sponsored by Orbit Developments, Robinsons Brewery and Stockport Council.
Through the weekend there was also street magic, craft workshops including animal mask making, circus skills, a knife juggling tightrope walker and a high pole balancing act.
The Stockport Ukulele Players ran a free ukulele workshop in Seven Miles Out which had more than 30 participants.
The three day event was followed by Stockport’s first Beer Festival.