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The treasure trove of creativity that is WAF bursts into Wandsworth for two weeks every May.

For the eighth May in a row, WAF will be shaking up South West London with an eclectic programme of arts and culture that thrills, moves and inspires audiences from across the city.
 
Wandsworth Arts Fringe is brought to you by Wandsworth Council, supporting the arts and culture industries across the borough. The festival is funded by Wandsworth Council with generous contributions from Arts Council England, Greenland and Southside Shopping Centre. Organised by Enable Leisure and Culture.

Part of Wandsworth Council’s arts and culture programme, WAF brings together over 100 creatives in an array of nooks and crannies throughout the borough-  some indoor, some outdoor, and some truly unexpected – revealing a Wandsworth you never knew existed.

The festival is emphatically inclusive and welcomes participation from artists across all art forms- including  street performances, exhibitions, comedy, theatre, music, dance and everything in between.  This is your opportunity to try something new, take creative risks, test new ideas and reach new audiences.


WAF also offers development support such as professional and peer advice, networking events and marketing toolkits to actively support its participants to realise their ideas to excellent standards.


One of last year’s participants said the effect of their involvement with WAF was:

“ Greater understanding of my work, excellent chance to collaborate with other artists, a new audience venue and a new fringe to work with in future years”

See last year’s programme here

Cllr Cook gives you a warm welcome to this year's Wandsworth Arts Fringe:

Welcome to Wandsworth Arts Fringe - WAF 2017!

Delve into the treasure trove of creativity that is this year’s Wandsworth Arts Fringe – the annual arts and culture festival that thrills, moves and inspires audiences from across the city.

The annual two week festival is brought to you by Wandsworth Council and is the pinnacle of the brighter borough’s cultural calendar. It brings together more than 100 new and established creatives, and takes place in an array of nooks and crannies throughout the borough - some indoor, some outdoor, and some truly unexpected. 

Watch the borough come alive as a plethora of arts and culture bursts into the area. This is your chance to experience something truly different - street performances, comedy, spoken word, theatre, music, dance and everything in between. What is guaranteed is that you’ll experience something completely unique!

Thanks, as always, to our fantastic and diligent steering group, Enable Leisure and Culture, Cath Mattos, as well as the ambitious team of young producers all of whom have helped develop another wonderful Fringe event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 Cllr Jonathan Cook

Deputy Leader of Wandsworth Council