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The Brewery Fringe Festival to entertain crowds at shopping centre

PUBLISHED: 15:13 06 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:58 09 February 2018

Dance act Lit 5 and guests will be at the festival on March 4 at 5pm. Picture: ©Jimmy Lee

Dance act Lit 5 and guests will be at the festival on March 4 at 5pm. Picture: ©Jimmy Lee

©Jimmy Lee

From comedians to circus acts, a fringe festival will be taking over an empty unit at a shopping centre to bring the town centre to life.

Gospel singer Rebecca Amissah will be singing on February 16 at the festival.Gospel singer Rebecca Amissah will be singing on February 16 at the festival.

Community Interest Company (CIC) Made Public will be working in partnership with The Brewery shopping centre to put on the pop-up cultural event, which will take over the empty Carphone Warehouse unit from February 16 - March 4.

With a variety of performances including theatre, comedy, dance, music and even ballet, no stone has been left unturned in Made Public’s quest to bring a diverse and eclectic range of entertainment to Romford.

Creative director Lauren Martin said: “Its been an absolute delight working with The Brewery to launch Romford’s first ever Fringe Festival.

“At Made Public, we strongly believe that art is for everyone and in that we include theatre, dance, comedy and everything in between.

Michelle Payne will perform her act Full Circle on February 23 at 3.30pm and February 24 at 7.30pm.Michelle Payne will perform her act Full Circle on February 23 at 3.30pm and February 24 at 7.30pm.

We’ve brought together a range of acts that are both local and from further afield, ensuring that our offer is diverse and has something for absolutely everyone.”

The Brewery Fringe Festival is sponsored by a range of businesses in the borough, including Dor-2-Dor Romford, Mullis & Peake and Ollie Ford & Co.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit thebreweryfringe.co.uk

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