The arts fringe festival is returning to Wandsworth next month.

Across the borough, more than 170 events including comedy shows, music workshops, dance performances and outdoor carnivals will be taking place at 55 venues.

The festival will run from Friday, May 4 until Sunday, May 20.

WAF Producer Cath Mattos said: “WAF 2018 is set to be our biggest and most inclusive festival yet! We have new pop up and touring venues coming to town for the festival and over 180 events will make all corners of Wandsworth in May so exciting and vibrant. We encourage you to explore our shows and events and take a risk on something new.”

Over the 16 days, Battersea, Balham, Nine Elms, Putney, Roehampton, Tooting and Wandsworth Town will become immersed in a world of art, circus performances and spoken word for the ninth year.

This includes Balham Literary Festival: Beach beneath the street 50 years since May ‘68, where contemporary activists will explore 50 years of student protest.

The Royal Academy of Dance in Battersea square will be holding a free guided tour around their studios, as well as a display of their collection of shoes, costume designs and photographs.

Fragility, a partnership of performers based in London, will be making their third appearance at the festival and will be performing more than 30 shows.

The festival is funded by Wandsworth Council and has received contributions from Arts Council England and Southside Shopping Centre, Wandsworth.

Mayor of Wandsworth Leslie McDonnell said: “We are delighted that Wandsworth Arts Fringe is back for its ninth year. With events and activities taking place across the borough, WAF reflects the vibrancy of the borough and helps create and cement a sense of community in the area. Wandsworth Council is proud to support WAF”.

Tickets and more information about the festival can be found here: