The Spirit of the Fringe Award trophy was created by Ventnor artist Paradox Paul, and the trophy is given alongside a cash prize to the winner. Ventnor Fringe would like to thank all of its sponsors for their ongoing and vital support.
Ray Durham (1934 – 2019) , born in Suffolk, had fought in the Korean war, then lived with his family in N. Ireland, before arriving in Ventnor in the 1990’s. He was a loquacious, friendly and engaging person, well known and liked throughout the town. He loved his music, entertained on the piano, did a mean Freddie Mercury impersonation, and enjoyed any visit to Shanklin Theatre, The award in his memory is sponsored by Plumridge Self Storage where, over 20 years, his humour and engaging character were much appreciated by customers and colleagues alike.
Ventnor Fringe will return over 10 days from Friday July 22nd – Sunday 31st July 2022.
The deadline for artists to register to perform at the festival is midnight on Monday 18th April 2022