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Newly-released figures reveal that this year's Wandsworth Arts Fringe was the most successful in the history of the event.
Wandsworth Arts Fringe has been running for nine years, and each year the festival has grown in stature both locally and internationally and is now a popular fixture in the Wandsworth summer calendar.
This year, more than 700 artists took part in 180 events, while more than 20,000 participated.
Launched for the first time this year was 'WAF in your sitting room', which allowed users to listen to or watch performances from Wandsworth Arts Fringe in the comfort of their own homes. The launch was a huge success, with well over 1 million people tuning in.
But the Wandsworth Arts Fringe has been successful in other ways. 98% of visitors to this year's event rated their experience as excellent or good, while 86% of visitors said the event enhanced the sense of community and was an asset to the borough.
The festival, largely funded by Wandsworth Council, is an open access event which promotes arts and culture across the borough.
A mixed schedule of theatre and dance performance, music, comedy, circus acts, art exhibitions, and creative workshops were organised for visitors, with events held at numerous venues in the borough.
Of this year's success, Cllr Steffi Sutters said: "The Fringe had something for every taste in all corners of the borough. It reflects the diversity and vibrancy of our borough, helps bring together local communities and brings thousands of visitors to Wandsworth each year."
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