The Wandsworth Arts Festival and Fringe is an annual borough-wide festival run by the Council’s arts team. The Brick Box produced an original performance piece for The Shimmy in 2012 and were invited back to take a bigger role in 2013. In 2014 we produced The Toast Temple and 2015 was our fourth year of supporting the festival!
In May 2013, we produced the Wandsworth Arts Festival and Fringe Hub in partnership with Wandsworth Council and Assemble Studio, and with funding from Arts Council England. The site of The Hub was an under-used piece of public realm land in Wandsworth Town, overlooking the river Wandle and the old Rams Brewery. Here a temporary structure in the form of a giant cabinet of curiosities was adorned with items pulled from the river during The Wandle Trusts monthly river clean-ups. By using items from the river, the cabinet told the story of decline of the Wandle and says something about the people of Wandsworth.
The space hosted free and ticketed events, from Bolivian folk dancers to sock monster workshops, physical theatre performances to film screenings. The art project was conceived as a practical exercise in place-making. Although this was a temporary project, Wandsworth Council are using the results to inform longer term plans for the area.
For information about our contribution to the Wandsworth Arts Festival 2014, please go to The Toast Temple page.