Oyster Fringe Festival takes shape

A potential entry for the Bluff Oyster Fringe Festival. Photo: Dena Gray

THE Bluff Oyster Fringe Festival is taking shape with a fantastic week of events leading up to and around the 2021 Bluff Oyster & Food Festival.

The fringe festival will be a separate event from the oyster and food festival, but has been designed to give both locals and visitors activities to enjoy.

The Fringe Festival begins on Tuesday, May 18, with a nautically themed Fashion Show to be held at the Scout Hall, Barrow St, from 6pm.

Entries are open for designers and are available from monicatoretto@gmail.com, while the admission fee to the show was $5.

The following night, Wednesday, May 19, will be Open Mic Night at Oyster Allsorts Cafe, 72 Gore St, with free entry for performers and $5 for the audience.

A live band will perform on Friday, May 21, at the Bluff RSA, Gore St, and on Saturday, May 22, it will be a big day with the oyster and food festival, as well as a street market on Gore St, the classic film 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea at Oyster Allsorts at 1pm with an admission fee of $5, and a band at the Bluff RSA that night.

On Sunday, May 23, there will be a matinee fashion show at the Scout Hall.

There will also be other activities all week, including five game bases around Bluff for all the family to enjoy, with maps to guide participants.

An art exhibition will also be held at the Lighthouse Gallery, Gore St.

Artists and photographers were welcome to enter and entry forms could be requested by emailing denagray007@gmail.com

Categories included a primary/secondary pupil section with themes including The World Is My Oyster, Boats In Bluff and Southern Sea Creatures.

There will also be a Decorated Oyster Shell section and an Oyster Shell Decor section.

The student section and oyster art will be on show at Oyster Allsorts.

Art From Bluff was open to all Bluff-based artists, and Art About Bluff was open to everyone.

Entries in these sections will be displayed at The Lighthouse in Bluff and could also be put up for sale. There will be a small entry fee for artists, and prizes.

  • Lindsay Beer is the Bluff publicity and promotions officer