Local creatives mark FBTS 2020 as festival supports shop local – Fringe by the Sea
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Local creatives mark FBTS 2020 as festival supports shop local

FBTS 2020 was not to be but we marked the dates the festival would have run with a visual reminder in North Berwick, curated by local artists.

A pop-up photography exhibition by artist and filmmaker Holger Mohaupt of Room8 Studio featured his images of last year’s event plus additional pictures of FBTS over the years.

The images sat within a specially designed frame designed to represent a Spiegeltent, our iconic venue in the harbourside, and created by North Berwick based designer and architect Michael James Lewis.

A campaign was also launched to encouraged people to shop local and support North Berwick businesses during summer 2020, a tough time for retailers who felt the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Shoppers who spent more than £10 in participating stores could enter a prize draw to win a £300 Fringe by the Sea VIP package, including £150 worth of tickets, £50 food and drink vouchers and £100 North Berwick gift vouchers.

Taking part were: Anderson’s Quality Butchers, Barker & Bone, Cake Café, Coastal Kids, Emma Combe Hair, etc…, Fingers & Thumbs Arts & Craft Centre, Heart & Sole, Meg Maitland, No 12 Hotel & Bistro, Rock & Bird, Scottish Seabird Centre, Steampunk Coffee, The Herringbone and Westgate Gallery.

The winner picked was Mairead Stewart from Fife who we look forward to seeing at FBTS 2021!