Expect the unexpected at new city arts festival

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Audiences have been told ‘to expect the unexpected’ as Little Ed Fringe Festival takes place in Derby for the first time.

Little Ed Fringe Festival runs from Thursday, April 19 to Sunday, April 22.

Billed as ‘not just another comedy festival’, the fringe event aims to bring a taste of Edinburgh to Derby’s Cathedral Quarter and promote positive mental health and social inclusion through a series of free performances, talks and creative workshops at venues across the city.

Highlights include an evening of work-in-progress comedy and poetry performances at QUAD featuring A Rush of Laughter Comedy and spoken word artist Chris Martin.

Saturday will feature The Little Ed-pedition with pop up music, dance and variety performances in unexpected locations and venues across the Cathedral Quarter.

The Doughnotts Free Fringe Stage will feature full length performances from Zahra Barri, Paul Wade, Jowanna Rose and comedy for kids from Leicester Comedy Festival 2018 Nominee Ian Hall. As well as performances, Amanda Solloway and HeadHigh are hosting The HeadHigh Get Together, with food and fun, underneath The Guildhall Arches.

The festival will finish with a special She Speaks UK event at The Victoria Inn on Sunday, April 22, featuring spoken word performances from Sophie Sparham and Nafeesa Hamid.

For the full line-up or for more information check out the website www.furthestfromthesea.co.uk/LittleEd or contact Dan@furthestfromthesea.co.uk

Little Ed Fringe Festival is organised by Furthest from the Sea Music, Comedy & Arts CIC and supported by Big Lottery Fund, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, FFTS Events Ltd and several local businesses.