Kapi-Mana News - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

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 and a printed pro­gramme will be avail­able from cafes, li­braries, brochure stands and var­i­ous re­tail stores.

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