|* Victoria Coren Mitchell.|
Sara added: “Sometimes we take a risk to do more interesting things and present things you wouldn’t see anywhere else.
“One of those things we are doing this year is a screening of the film The Extremist, on Sunday July 20.
“It stars Llangollen actor Dyfed Thomas, who is a good friend of the Fringe, and tells the story of the Welsh nationalist terrorists who mounted a bombing campaign in the late 1960s in the run-up to the Investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales.”Llangollen Mayor Bob Lube, who was among guests at the launch evening, said: “The council is always very happy to be associated with the Fringe, which has become one of the main cultural events of the town whose reputation has spread far and wide.
Headliners at the festival include stand-up comedian Paul
Sinha on Thursday July 17, an evening
with TV presenter and writer Victoria Coren Mitchell on Tuesday July 22 and a
performance by former Squeeze frontman Glenn Tilbrook on Thursday July 24.
“Although it is organised by a dedicated band of amateurs it is by no means amateurish.”
Festival Programme 2014 highlights:
Thursday 17th July - Stand-up Comedy
The Fringe Comedy Night Double Bill presents two well-known names from the comedy circuit, Paul Sinha and Gary Delaney.Friday 18th July - Shakespeare’s As You Like It
Indulge yourself and let Taking Flight entangle you in this tale of sibling rivalry, love, lust and mistaken identity.
Fringe Acoustica is back for another orgy of unplugged aural delights.Saturday 19th July - The Neville Staple Band
Former singer with The Specials and Fun Boy Three Neville Staple will get you skanking to ska and Two Tone hits plus some reworked Jamaican ska classics and brand new original material.Sunday 20th July - Band For A Day
Band for a Day will give you the opportunity to develop your musical ensemble skills.Sunday 20th July - Blues Steam Train
5.45pm departure from Llangollen Steam Railway Station. Get into the right frame of mind listening to a live blues band on the platform before boarding your steam train.
A rare opportunity to enjoy a journey on the Llangollen Canal cruising along our own World Heritage Site with musical accompaniment from a clarinet quartet (clarinet, violin, viola and cello) playing as you travel through the beautiful Dee Valley.
Festival Tickets are now on sale, in limited numbers.For £80 you can get into all the evening concerts.