Your living room is the place to catch the freshest theatre, dance, comedy, music and art this month with Wandsworth Arts Fringe (WAF), which is hosting its annual festival of cutting-edge arts and culture via a new online platform.
Since the cancellation of this year’s physical festival due to COVID-19, WAF’s innovative artists have spent lockdown busily developing a new festival programme to enjoy from the
comfort of your home. WAF 2020 will now take place as ‘WAF In Your Living Room’, an existing strand of the WAF programme that was introduced a couple of years ago as a provision for housebound audiences.
Live events and performances will be streamed daily throughout the festival (8–24 May), and additional pre-recorded events and creative activities will continue to be added during the entirety of the lockdown period. As usual, the WAF programme is surprising, varied and suitable for all ages and artistic tastes. Some of this year’s treats include potent and daring plays by award-winning theatre companies, collaborative dance performances, gritty performance art, and a dazzling show of circus and capoeira.
Other special highlights include a bold performance by Max Morton, who combines spoken word, hip hop and home video to dig into the dark depths of depression; as well as a showcase of artwork by the talented artist Louis Morel, who suffers from severe sensory processing problems.
There will be improvised and verbatim theatre from The Baked Bean company, who have been adapting their services during COVID-19 to address the impact of social isolation on people with learning disabilities. ActionSpace will present a screening of four short films featuring the work of its Wandsworth artists Pardip Kapil, Nnena Kalu, Linda Bell and Claudia Williams.
How to tune in:
- The live programme will run between 8 – 24 May 2020 on our website , with pre-recorded content remaining available online throughout the lockdown period.
- Subscribe to the WAF YouTube channel.