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Festivals offer bursaries and mentorship

Help from Manchester and Brighton

Greater Manchester Fringe is offering a mentorship for a comedian preparing their first full-length show.

Stand-up Justin Moorhouse, pictured, dramatist Tim Firth and playwright Ben Moor are lined up to give advice, depending on the style of the act chosen.

The Fringe will also support the comic chosen by covering fringe entry costs, rehearsal space, venue hires, PR, and pay for the performances at the festival, which runs throughout July.

A spoken work artist and a writer with an idea for a duologue will also be chosen for mentorship.

For details of how to apply – by December 10 – click here.

Two bursaries are also available for the Brighton Fringe, across all artistic disciplines.

BN1 Magazine will offer one successful applicant a bursary worth over £2,000. It is open to anyone who considers themselves to be from an underprivileged background and whose work reflects their experiences. Applications must be made by  January 14. Details are here.

Brighton Lions is offering five free festival registrations (worth £176 for a short run after the early bird deadline) to participants aged 60 and over who live in the city. Apply here.

Published: 5 Dec 2018

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