Festivals and Events

2020

A celebration of the arts, culture and wellbeing 

After the success of last year’s Guild Fringe Festival and Pink Party in aid of Breast Cancer Now, the event organisers were really looking forward to showcasing these two wonderful events again even bigger and even better. Unfortunately due to COVID we are now unable to hold these events this year, but instead, having been inspired by the amazing virtual coffee morning that Guild member Kay Banfield hosted earlier this summer which raised a huge amount of money for Macmillan, we are really excited to be bringing you a brand new virtual event that we hope will capture some of the essence of our previous festival and charity events.

Saturday 10 October 2020
 

The Good Stuff Festival in Kent, a virtual celebration of living well across Kent, whilst raising funds for five fantastic charities/causes.
 

This one-day event will consist of workshops, activities, competitions, and a prize draw all held virtually via a private Facebook group.
 

There will be two types of ticket available to purchase to join in with the festivities from the comfort of your own home or another setting of your choice that adheres to social distancing and COVID rules.
 

  1. Standard tickets (unlimited number available): Allows you access to the group and the links to all the workshops and activities as well as one entry into the prize draw.
     

  2. VIP tickets (limited to a maximum number): We took inspiration from Kay’s virtual coffee morning in a box for these tickets, and they therefore come complete with a festival goodie bag of festive treats obtained from local and independent businesses as well as two entries into the prize draw.
     

The tickets will be available to purchase shortly. We are currently in the process of creating the goodie bags and would therefore love to hear from anyone who wants to support the event and donate any appropriate goods to our bags or donate a prize to our draw. Please email: guildfringefestival@gmail.com if you’re interested in helping to support out event and chosen charities.
 

We are also currently creating the programme for the day and would therefore also love to hear from anyone interested in holding a workshop, performance of original material, talk about something important to you or promote your businesses. To find out more please email: guildfringefestival@gmail.com stating your interest and to receive an information pack. Please note however our event does not receive funding and is run purely by volunteers, therefore we are looking for people willing to donate their time for free in return for free marketing and the possibility of generating future interest in your business/activity.  

Please put the date in your diaries and come and join us for a day of celebrating living well across Kent (albeit bringing the community together virtually) and helping raise much needed funding for our find wonderful causes.

Competitions

  • Photography

  • Paint a Rock

  • Create a Picture

More information coming very soon. In the meantime please read about the charities we are supporting below.

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The Charities

Anim-Mates Animal Rescue

Private Animal rescuers, private sanctuary and re-homing service based in Kent run purely on donations and by volunteers

www.anim-mates.org.uk

The Blurt Foundation

A foundation dedicated to helping those affected by depression

www.blurtitout.org

 

Breast Cancer Now

Providing world class research and life changing care for people affected by breast cancer

www.breastcancernow.org

Coppafeel

Educating young people about breast cancer and aiming to give the best possible chance of surviving breast cancer

www.coppafeel.org

 

Beams

Kent Based Charity supporting disabled children and their families

www.wearebeams.org.uk

 

2019

1 venue, 10 days, 19 acts, 31 events

Festival Line-up 2019

The National Autistic Society, Artrack day service

Charity Coffee Morning

Tomfoolery: Beans on Toast Show

HAGS Ahoy: Right of Entitlement

Dani Baylis: The Reunion

David John Griffin: Short Stories

Phoenix Gongs: Gong Bath

Paul Doust: Second Circle Workshop, Don't Act Think Workshop, Lady Bracknell's Confinement

Mark Bowsher: World Building on Page & Screen

James Dand (Inner Anthem): The Creatuve Warrior Formula Workshop, The Music Mindset Mastery Method Workshop, Empowerment Songs Live Performance

Gina Uden: Singer

Open Mic Night

Ian Nicholson: Tales With A Twist

James M'Kay: The Popular New Reciter

Alternate Shadows: Where There's A Will - written by Tony Layton

Kevin McCarthy: How Did it Happen?

Fringe Festival Finale Fundraiser 

Local Business who advertised in our programme:

No 84 Tearoom

Three Daws Riverside Inn

Little White Dress Bridal Outlet

Julis Creations Dressmaker & Alterations

Laptop World, Parrock Road

Artistic Florist, Cross Lane West

Artifical Lawn Company

Yoga Class, Clarence Place

Planet Game Hub

Ruth Mcmanus: Foot Health Practitioners & Facials and Massage

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