Qultura Fringe

Qultura Fringe is a system of drama workshops where anyone can learn about acting and drama for free whilst working together with other people and professional actors on an actual Fringe production. This production can result in a video, an independent film, or even a stage production. Qultura Fringe was developed by our founder Stella Baker in 2007 and the first Fringe stage productions at the Duchess were staged early in 2008. Above you can see two extracts of two major productions developed out of Qultura Fringe in 2013 and 2014. The first of the featured films was filmed at our previous space in Sleaford Street.

Both productions involved professional actors and the dark haired actress, Charmaine Bourton is an experienced stage actress who will be leading the drama workshops for children. The second production was developed for a professional actor from Slovakia, Noro Naprivnik, who is completely deaf and this production of The Condemned, based on one of Stella Baker's plays, was designed to provide him with showreel materials so he could get paid speaking roles. This film is about the last night together between a Wehrmacht soldier and his Jewish lover who he has kept hidden in a tenement block in the liquidated Warsaw ghetto. They plan to escape the war together and live in Switzerland, and this is their final night together in Warsaw before planning their escape.

Qultura Fringe workshops are completely free of charge and anyone in the community can take part in them. The workshops for adults are run by Stella Baker and this year feature comedy. The workshops are a lot of fun, you get to meet people and even develop enough acting skills to break into acting.

Professional actors who are offering to work with Qultura Fringe include Louise Green, Patrick O'Halloran from films such as 'Nil by Mouth' and also the singer Julie Allison Harris from the 1980's pop group Tight Fit. This season's focus will be on comedy.

Get involved

To get involved with Qultura Core we're asking people to join the Qultura Core community which you can do by simply completing the form below. This is a special combined form where you get to join both the Qultura community and the Qultura Core project and we give you the option of choosing one of three roles. In all cases you consent to joining our centralized mailing list to be informed of all updates, news, and opportunities by email.

Desired role

This requires you to choose one of the three available roles.

Participant here just means a participant in the Qultura Core community. This is the plain vanilla option where you are not involved in the development of the Qultura Core community. You turn up, take part in an event and project and then go back to doing your own thing.

You can of course change your mind at any time and become either a Qultura volunteer or activist, or if you receive an email of an event or project or something you're interested in and want to help develop. Or you have an idea of your own that you wish to try out and start your own project. You will just need to complete another form to become a volunteer or activist. You can find this form in 'Our Community' section.

Become a volunteer or activist.

You can also choose to become a Qultura volunteer. Volunteer as and when you have the time, the energy and resources. A Qultura volunteer helps develop the community by helping to develop, organize, coordinate and create new projects.

You can also choose to become a Qultura activist. Again you do your Qultura activism as and when you have the time, the energy and so on. A Qultura activist helps develop the Qultura community by bringing people into the community. You do this by connecting to as many different people as possible using empathy.

Please note you can also join our Community Message Board and find us on social media and link up with us there. Information about all this can be found on the links on the left.

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