Switch Fringe 2014

Dear Ipswich, We would like to invite you to the Switch 'One Day Free' Fringe Festival taking place this Saturday 4th October at The Steamboat, 11am till 11pm, free entry! Join us as we celebrate the creative & cultural talent of our home town, alongside the regional d├ębut of the hilarious stand up poetry show 'Pete The Temp Vs Climate Change' at 7pm.

For the past two years we have run 16 day Switch Fringe Festivals, taking place in multiple venues, with up to 40 events taking place all over the town. This year due to lack of resources we've holding this 12 hour event to invite you see Ipswich through our eyes, meet the talented folk we love to put on, and maybe even to join the Fringe team for 2015?

Our primary purpose is to raise the profile of the Ipswich Creative Community. We support promoters and musicians by exposing their work to new audiences, and we have a particular expertise and passion for spoken word, in all its forms. We also work with closely with local venues, supporting them to host quality live and original performances. In the future we would like to help local musicians, artists and event staff access advice and resources to aid them into a full time career in the Arts.

Pete The Temp Vs Climate Change

Pete the Temp is a poet, a lover and a damn fine administrator! Watch him solve the climate change using only his mouth!

In this multimedia, theatrical, stand up poetry show, Pete tells the story of some of the sticky situations he gets into on his quest to stop climate chaos. Will he succeed? A personal tale of temp jobs, bank sieges, oil orgies and arrest.

Mr The Temp has featured on BBC Newsnight, Wold Service and Radio 4. He is the former Hammer & Tongue National Poetry Slam Champion on BBC Radio 4 South of England Slam Winner.

Tickets are free but limited, click here to reserve!

Full Line Up

  • 11am : Access To Music presents : Bessie Turner, Alaska Hart & friends
  • 12pm : Backwater Records presents : Buffalo Road
  • 1pm : Ipswich Ukulele Society, bring your own Uke, song sheets provided.
  • 2pm : Ipswich School Young Poets Hour - A collection of young wordsmiths taking the stage for the first time.
  • 3pm : Lee Turner / James Nunn / The Decibel Kid
  • 4pm : All Ages Open Mic
  • 5.30pm : George Edwards & Sam Washington
  • 6.15pm : Keith Sadler
  • 7pm : Pete The temp Vs Climate Change - ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED , SEE ABOVE
  • 9.15pm : Ammudiction presents... Conor Johnston / Dan Clark / Chris Miller / Tess Gardner
  • 10pm : ELLY TREE : Suffolk acoustic roots 5 piece, upbeat, intelligent and damn catchy! We love them.

Artwork & photography exhibited at the event, from Lee Turner & Ian Bareham.

We are also recruiting Switch Fringe committee members to help plan & produce the Festival in 2015 so please come and say hi if you want to get involved. Switch Fringe exists to celebrate & serve our wonderful community so join the family & help shape an incredible event, into something spectacular.

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