LIVERPOOL has yet another festival to add to the city’s already impressive offering. The Liverpool Fringe Festival is a brand new open-access, fringe festival set up by Liverpool based arts organisation Korova. The festival is a mix of theatre, comedy, dance, music, circus and more in a selection of venues, initially in the Hope Street area, with the aim of expanding across the city in future years. The festival welcomes all performers from the world of theatre, comedy, dance, music, magic and more, whether a seasoned professional or a novice. The aim is to help the development of the arts in the North-West, in a friendly and supportive environment, encouraging artists and audiences to mix with each other in a way that no other fringe festival does. The festival organisers don’t select or censor any of the shows and the festival remains completely open-access. The inaugural Liverpool Fringe will take place in multiple venues across the Hope Street area from 17 June – 2 July. One of the venues to play host to the festival is The Casa on Hope Street. They’ll be hosting 10 productions in the space of a week with everything from original contemporary drama on the subject of racism, the refugee crisis or treatment of women to classics such as Edward Albee’s Zoo Story and Shakespeare’s History plays as well as bit of Improv chucked in for good measure. Details of the full festival programme can be found at http://liverpoolfringe.co.uk/subdomains/shows/ where you can also book tickets.