This year’s Fringe Festival runs over two weeks, from Friday, February 18 to Saturday, March 5. Festival chairwoman Miranda Clayton said the festival, which is in its 21st year, normally runs for three weeks, but has been cut back due to funding difficulties because of the recession. ‘‘If we can survive in this kind of economic climate, there’s no stopping us,’’ she said. ‘‘Turning 21 is definitely something to celebrate and is a credit to all the performers and organisers who make Fringe happen.’’ There are nearly 60 arts experiences, including a city-wide game of rock, paper and scissors; comedies about grief, love and robots; a simultaneous live performance between Wellington and Berlin; and a horror staged on Matiu/Somes Island. The Fringe 2011 programme is online at fringe.co.nz and a printed programme will be available from cafes, libraries, brochure stands and various retail stores.