getting a crowd a guide to an effective publicity campaign for Fringe TheatreFest.
The three 'Taster Sessions' consist of five minute extracts or promos designed to whet the appetite. They will take place in the Tent on the Strand on the Thursday (3pm), Friday (1pm) and Saturday (1pm). They're largely attended by performers and volunteers plus core audience members keen to see as much as possible. Don't under estimate the value of exciting the interest of fellow performers and volunteers. They help to spread the word.
There are still two slots available for the Saturday session. First-come, first-served.
MESSAGE FROM SOUNDWAVE RADIO:
Hello fellow fringe family. Hope you are looking forward to being live at the fringe this year and ready to perform in front of the wonderful fringe audiences.
We are Soundwave radio, a Torridge & North Devon community online and Alexa radio station and we are turning the radio station over to the Fringe from Thursday 23 June, right through to Sunday 26.
We will have our station on Barnstaple Square just outside the museum. We will either be broadcasting from our big stage trailer (council permission pending) or from a gazebo.
Our aim is to help promote the Fringe and your shows during the week and in the run up to the Fringe. Below is how we can help you.
Friday 17th June
On Friday 17th June from 8pm to 10pm we are inviting performers who can get to our Bideford studio to come along and have an interview and to talk about Fringe and their life with performing and acting/writing. We are hoping Gill & Bill may be able to come along as well - time permitting.
If you like to come along we ask people to send me message by email - email@example.com - or Facebook messenger - https://www.facebook.com/soundwavenorthdevon - or just turn up.
Our studio is at 28a Bridgeland Street, Bideford, opposite Bond & Oxborough estate agents. We are in the large brick building and we are the brown door on the left. You come in, go along the corridor and then through the door at the end of the corridor. You then go up the stairs and we are the first door on the right.
During the four days of Fringe we will be on the Square from 11am until around 7pm/8pm.
We are there so that performers / writers / actors / producers / reviewers / organisers and audience members can come and talk about the Fringe shows.
If you would like to go on air during the week then please just pop along and see us - no need to book a time slot.
The interviews will last as long or as short as you want them to be - we give you all the time you need and want. The only restriction is if we have other people waiting to get on air.
And you can come as many times during the four days as you want - once a day or twice or three times a day. You can come everyday.
We are there to help you and to let the community know about arts and culture and community events.
This is our first year with the Fringe as the radio station. It will be a learning curve for us and we hope we can make this a regular thing.
We get around 5,000 listeners a month and we are growing.
We hope to see all of you over Fringe TheatreFest and we hope you feel that this is a good opportunity and addition to the Fringe.
‘Hopps’ who hosts the morning show (7 – 10am) has said that performers can drop-in on Wed, Thu and Fri to chat live about their show. The studio is easy to find - right next the Bus Station. You don’t need to make an appointment - just drop in and if there’s a queue you just wait your turn!
Hopps is a great host. He makes it all very easy! And Voice Radio has a big following in the locality. They always do us us proud. It's very much worth the early start!
You are more than welcome to contact us with specific questions.
"We saw some fab shows as well as making great connections with new audiences and promoters whilst at Fringe TheatreFest - may it go on from strength to strength!"