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Bradford on Avon fringe attendance rising
The curtain came down on another successful Fringe BOA festival on Sunday, with a party at the Three Horseshoes.
Since the festival’s launch in Westbury Gardens on August 31, about 45 events – from music to drama and comedy – have taken place across Bradford on Avon.
Kurt Paulus, the festival chairman, said: “We feel it went very well and the attendance was up on last year. I’m very proud of the musical events which we put on, as they were all of very high quality.
“Other highlights included the poetry competition we held at the Swan Hotel, two shows that The Bradfordians put on and I was particularly tickled by the night at the opera which the White Horse Opera group held at the Castle Inn.”
A new Facebook page, launched to promote the event this year, had attracted more people to events, he added.
A clay sculpting workshop, encouraging children to produce images of the town, was held and the pieces are expected to go on display later this year.
Highlights of the festival’s last weekend included a family fun day at Poulton Fields on Saturday and a finale at the Three Horseshoes, in Frome Road, on Sunday.
Mayor John Potter praised the hard work of the festival committee.
He said: “I got to loads of events and there was a good range for people to enjoy. The amazing thing is that they are nearly all free too, so they offer some jolly family fun.”
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