The city of Preston now has it’s own fringe festival taking place, the Preston Tringe is taking over venues across the city for a range of comedy, drama, music and much more. Here’s some events that might take your fancy over the coming week:Tuesday 28th July 2009Advertisement
8 PM – Wordsoup 4. The New Continental’s arts space is taken over by a bunch of authors and poets for the evening, reading live from their stories based around the subject of booze. So grab a drink and hear what they’ve got to say on the matter. It’s hosted by Preston Writing Network. It’s £4.
Wednesday 29th July 2009
6.30 PM – John Cage’s Disco Classics. No, we don’t really know what to expect either but the title of this play is interesting enough. Written by Cliff Laine and put on by Pantygirdle Productions. It’s upstairs at The Adelphi, it’s £4 and it continues through to Friday 31st July.
7.30 PM – Tales from the Blackjack Table. Get absorbed in the world of a casino. The action takes place in a casino and you get to overhear the saucy tales of the punters. It’s at The Angel, starts at 7.30 PM and it’s £4 and runs until Friday 31st July 2009.
Thursday 30th July 2009
8 PM – Mobius Loop. A bit of music in one of Preston’s award-winning parks? Sounds like a good night to us. Mobius Loop bring their reggae, jazz, blues and acoustic offerings to Avenham Park Pavillion. It’s £4.
9.15 PM – I Don’t Wanna Grow Up, Connor McGinley. Some comedy comes to the Tringe in the form of stand-up Connor McGinley who brings his cynical take on life to The New Continental. It’s only £3 and he’s won something called “Anything for Laffs” which is Manchester based.
9.30 PM – Project Adorno’s Top 10 of Popular Culture. A wordy, geeky, count-down of all things pop. This is one for all the geeks out there, as a range of songs and poems come flooding one after the other. It’s at The Adelphi, it’s £4 and it continues on Friday 31st July.
Friday 31st July 2009
6.30 PM – Liz & Rachel Get In Touch With Their Feeling. Performed at Avenham Park Pavillion this is one not to be missed, finish work and grab some culture. It was hailed by Three Weeks (that’s the magazine that covers the Edinburgh Festival) as one of the highlights of the whole thing and they have it five stars. So, if those Scottish arty types know their drama then this is one to be seen. It’s £4.
9.15 PM – How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse. This is going to be one of the highlights of the festival, complete with a Zombie Ball afterwards it sold out The New Continental last time it was on. Get your zombie get-up on and find out just what would happen if the world did wake up to zombies everywhere. It’s £5.
That’s our picks for the Preston Tringe. We recommend you get out there and see as much as you can, download a programme and also catch all the latest Tringe happenings on two Preston FM shows: Chat City (9.30 AM, Monday – Friday) and a special show just for the Tringe, Under The Tringe (6 PM – 7 PM, Monday to Friday). Preston FM is on 103.2 or you can listen online.
If you’re going to any of the shows at the Tringe and would like to write a review of what you’ve seen, get in touch with Blog Preston and we’ll take you up on the offer. You can see all the Blog Preston Tringe reviews we’ve done so far.