Arts Council England

Step Out of The Ordinary and into The Carlisle Fringe

band playing at the Carlisle Fringe festival

Today one of the UK’s friendliest cities unveiled the third edition of one of the UK’s fastest growing cultural festivals, Carlisle Fringe, which takes place from 24th August to 2nd September.

Placing community and artistic collaboration at its core, Carlisle Fringe is centred around the historic city and its people. The jam-packed programme is a reflection and celebration of the city, showcasing the hugely creative local talent alongside national work, harnessed and embraced by the collaborative spirit and passion for cultural creativity over ten days and nights of cultural class.

Stars line up for Sunderland’s summer streets festival

Summer Streets festival

One of the North East’s leading music festivals, Summer Streets festival, has unveiled its biggest line up yet as it joins forces with the Tall Ships Races Sunderland 2018.

As start host port for the international sailing event, the city will welcome 55 sailing vessels and their crews along with an estimated 1.5m visitors, for four days of theatre, circus, music and dance, from 11 to 14 July.

And Summer Streets – a free annual festival founded five years ago by The Futureheads guitarist and vocalist Ross Millard – is moving from its usual Southwick home to Seaburn Recreation Park to be part of the event.

On Saturday 14 July, stars such as Little Comets and the world famous Royal Northern Sinfonia will be among a packed line up performing across three stages.