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is a Canadian
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annual fringe theatre
Fringe theatre is theatre that is not of the mainstream. The term comes from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which name comes from Robert Kemp, who described the unofficial companies performing at the same time as the second Edinburgh International Festival as a ‘fringe’, writing: ‘Round the fringe...
and related arts festival
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in London, Ontario
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. Founded in 1999, it runs for ten days at the end of June. Prior to 2009 it began on the province
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's Civic holiday
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weekend, but was moved that year to take advantage of the east-to-west circuit of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals.