2017 Highlights

Friday 22nd September to Saturday 7th October 2017

The second oldest Fringe in the country!

Thank You to Our Audiences

Now that the 2017 Fringe has drawn to a close we can all look back on a very successful fortnight. One of the main reasons for our continued success as a Fringe Festival is the support we get from the community in the form of audiences for all our events. We are so pleased that you enjoyed so many events, some to the point of a total sell out of tickets.

We have also enjoyed the collaboration of many organisations in Windsor in bringing events to the town. We owe thanks to The Windsor Festival under the guidance of Martin Denny who we collaborated with on some events along with Eton College and we look forward to developing this relationship. We also appreciate the Windsor & Eton Brewery, Windsor Baptist Church and All Saints in Dedworth for partnership and venue support. We also owe thanks to all the Artists, who welcomed us into their homes and studios, a long-standing feature of the Fringe we value highly. As well as this we have the support and participation of 4Motion Dance Studios and Phoenix Theatre Company and there is room for a lot more artists organisations, so please do get in contact for next year!

An exciting finish to an eclectic Fringe of dance, music, theatre, walks, Artists at Home, comedy etc were the Kenneth Branagh Awards with the announcement of our 14th winner.

The Arts are thriving in Windsor and we will continue to work to make each Fringe better, learning from the previous year. Anyone who would like to be involved, on the committee or at any of the events, do please contact us, see the footer of this page for a link.

“We are delighted that so many people have supported a wide range of activities across the Fringe showing that we offer choice and entertainment for all sectors of the community. As we build up to our 50th anniversary in a few years time we continue to expand the selection of activities we offer and look forward to a strong Fringe in 2018”.

Fringe Chairperson Karen Darville 


The Kenneth Branagh New Drama Writing Award winner 2017 is...

'Fade Out' by writer Lyndsey Honour Directed by Linda Miller

"It's an amazing feeling to have someone respond to your work in a positive way, and to win on top of that feels a bit surreal - especially when the quality of the other plays was so high. Congratulations to the other finalists and a big thank you to everyone involved for all the hard work and effort that went into the productions - and huge thanks to Windsor Fringe for supporting new writers with this award!” Lyndsey Honour

The photo shows Lyndsey Honour accepting the award from the Fringe Chairperson; Karen Darville.

For lots more news, pictures and reviews, go to the Drama Writing Awards 2017 page

Some of the wonderful events from Windsor Fringe 2017...

At the 4Motion Studios and Loading Bay Cafe, Japanese artist Ariko Kimoto exhibited her beautiful handmade ceramic vases, displaying them with stunning Ikebana flower arrangements.

The photo shows Ariko with Dean Soden, one of the creative directors of 4Motion Dance Company.

'Son Con Swing' the Cuban band

The 'Son Con Swing' band are the newest generation of Cuban musicians who have taken their love of traditional Son music and added a modern vibe.

Every one had a great time dancing to the Salsa, Son, Cha Cha Cha, Bolero, Rumba rhythms and more! This was highly successfully hosted by All Saints Church in Dedworth.

'King Donald the 1/5th' by The Rattle’n’Roll Players

"When shall we three meet again?'

A great show performed by this talented and enthusiastic cast. It was very well received by the audience.

"Who can save the country – and the world – from his destructive policies?' - Satire at its best!

This performance was hosted by the Baptist Church in Windsor. We are grateful for their support of the Fringe.

The Phoenix Theatre Company - Windsor presented "Ghostly Footsteps"

This production was written specifically for the Fringe and staged in the ground floor parking area of Kardelton House

The company, who are all local, experiment with staging Drama in unusual spaces around Windsor

The story featured stories and legends from our town's past, all of a spooky and ghoulish genre

Over three nights the show was a sell out and the audiences were very appreciative, particularly enjoying the unusual space

The Wildflowers - Acoustic Concert

The Wildflowers played a highly accomplished and enjoyable gig, very well received by their audience

This was hosted by the Baptist Church in Windsor

Windsor & Eton Brewery put on a highly successful comedy night, which was a sell out. A great effort by the Brewery who are becoming known for their support of the Arts in Windsor, along with some great brews!

Jack Harris

Andy Gleeks

James Lillis

Phil Lucas

WishWorks Children's Puppet Show

The Children's Puppet Show took place at the Baptist Church in Windsor.

The show was highly interactive and got the children involved from the start. This was a lovely family event and everyone enjoyed themselves!

WishWorks and their puppets were back with two classic fairytales...but with a twist!

The plays performed were 'Little Red Riding Rabbit' and 'Snow Grey'