Hop to it – the hops festival also has a three-day fringe. Hopfestfringe will feature acts performing at locations around the town centre throughout the weekend.
A total of 30 acts from drama and magic to stand-up comedy, storytelling, dance, and poetry, will be laid on by organisers Ribs Norman and Jude Sach for the second year.
Six acts are coming straight from the Edinburgh Fringe, such as stand-up comedian Harun Musho’d, hypnotist Ben Dali, and magician Craig Stephenson, while there will also be homegrown talent such as Whitstable’s Chris Guy, bring his new musical, LOSER! and Canterbury-based Elliot D Huxtable with his play, The Value of a Reasoned Argument.
Ribs said: “Last year was a pretty whirlwind affair, so it has been good to have more time to plan this year’s festival. You know when a festival has truly ‘arrived’ – when it gets its own fringe.”
There will be three venues – the Arden Theatre, the Fleur de Lis hall, and Shepherd Neame’s Old Brewery Store.
The fringe runs from 7.30pm on Friday, September 2 to 6pm on Sunday, September 3. For details and tickets go to hopfestfringe. co.uk