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The Blue Fringe 2020 Virtual Exhibition is now Open!

- 24 Oct 2020

The Blue Fringe Arts Awards originated as the Adrienne Brown Awards in 1992. Adrienne had schizophrenia and found relief through her love of poetry, the arts and music. After her death in 1990, her family created the Awards in memory of Adrienne’s battle with schizophrenia. The family recognised the valuable role that artistic expression played in their daughter’s life. From this, emerged the Blue Fringe Art & Literature Festival, now in its 28th year.

Through its life Blue Fringe has showcased the talents of thousands of poets, artists and story tellers. For many it is the first time they have shared their work publicly and for some the experience is life changing… 

The Blue Fringe Art and Literature 2020 Exhibition has been made possible through a partnership between Blue Fringe and the Springwood Neighbourhood Centre Cooperative Ltd and Belong BM as the backbone organisations and in partnership with Stride, BM Women’s Health and Resource Centre and dedicated volunteers.  

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 Exhibition is online.  Visit the online gallery:

Voting for the People's Choice in art is open until 11:59pm on Thursday 29 October 2020. The awards will be announced on Saturday 31 October at 2pm.

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