Festival Fringe

Have fun and meet friends at the Fringe

Get your social groove on

Speed Networking

Hosted by Tessitura Network

13.30 Day 2

Come and meet fellow festival-goers and hear what’s going on with them. Start conversations, swap contact details – this could be the start of something beautiful…

What is the Fringe?

The Arts Marketing Festival Fringe is full of activities designed to spark connections and conversations. We don’t want you to miss out on the happenstance meetings that take place over tea-breaks or lunch, that we take for granted when we’re in the same space. 

More than that, it’s also a space to recognise that we’re all humans, many of which are working under immense pressure and stress right now, and that our wellbeing is important too. 

Watch this space for more activities coming soon, including morning meditations to get you primed for your day.

Book Club

13.30 Day 2

Join our readalong group – “How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division” by Elif Shafak.

Thanks to support from the Wellcome Collection and Profile Books, we have a number of copies to give away – ‘How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division’ explores how staying optimistic can make our world better. Or you can buy a copy online.

Join the group or find out more


Breaking the ice while shaking the ice

16.30 Day 1

Join us and Cog Design online at the end of Day 1 and be guided through the mocktail / cocktail process in real time. We’ll share the ingredients list with you in advance – there will be an alcoholic and non-alcoholic version. We’ll all make drinks together, then enjoy a good chat over our creations.

Download the ingredients list

Virtual Tours

Thanks to ArtFund

13.00 Day 1

Step right up… and join a virtual tour of the 5 Museum of the Year winners.

From the comfort of your home, but in the company of other festival-goers, get a glimpse of some great arts and culture.

Buzzword Bingo

16.30 Day 1

Call out those overused and under-performing marketing buzz-words and phrases in this fun game – and learn some essential copywriting tips. Hosted by AMA Copywriting trainer Jo Taylor from Rambert.

Yoga & Breathwork

9.00 Both days

Start your day with yoga teacher Sally Balfourth for a grounding session that will help you get creative for the rest of the day. Suitable for people of all abilities, just find a quiet space and join in. 

Streaming live from Instagram

Plus Learning Lounge

Resources, reading, podcasts and more

The Learning Lounge will have content released throughout the Festival. Access All Areas ticket holders will be able to access this content for up to 3 months after the event.

Visit the Learning Lounge

And with thanks for the support of our sponsors:

Art Fund logo, PatronBase logo, Tessitura logo

Plus our live subtitling partner: