Sunday 26th May 2019
Last year Stalham Area Business Forum organised the first Stalham Fringe Festival.
The aim of the day was to let local talents shine forth and for visitors and residents in Stalham to get out into the street and enjoy the free entertainment. And enjoy it we all did, performers and spectators alike. We had Rock bands, a gospel band, a jazz band, a folk band, choirs, dancers, musicians, singers and drummers in a number of locations.
The Town Hall saw Norfolk Step Dancers, Egyptian Dancers, fiddlers, guitarists, Gin City Band and children’s Dance for Fun group. The Baptist Hall and school room hosted a one man band, Reedwarblers choir, Maggie Smith, a gospel choir and Longsword Dancing. In St Marys we had a rock band, Vinyl, The Worstead Choir, The Happisburgh Light Duo and more.
Outside in the High Street were more performers and singers, different stallholders, a hog roast, Stalham Brass Band, a Chuck Wagon and roving Salsa dancers and Native American Dancing. Our grand final was with the Dumisani African Drummers outside the Grebe.
What a varied and mixed selection we had performing and all performers gave their time for free! Amazing people.
We have already had offers of performers from last year and some new acts including Himazas, a well known ukulele duo, a group of young dancers and the Occasional Ceilidh Band.
And there’s a long way to go yet…….
St Marys Church and the Stalham Area Business Forum are also jointly organising an Art Exhibition in the church. It is a while since Stalham held an Art Exhibition. Artists, 2D and 3D and photographers are invited to submit a work into the Exhibition, which will be running from Friday 24th May until Tuesday 28th May, inclusive. Contact Di on 07760115153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Entry forms are also available from Cafe Charlotte.
The Stalham Fringe is the first festival of this kind in this region.. where can you go for free entertainment, music and dance in this area, I ask you?