Mill Road Fringe

The Mill Road Winter Fair Committee doesn’t just organise the annual Winter Fair. Thanks to funding from Love Mill Road, we also run Mill Road Fringe events throughout the year. These nurture and celebrate Mill Road’s creativity by delivering local projects and encouraging community interaction.

In 2023, we held the Summer Shindig, a film evening and a poetry evening.

The 2024 Mill Road Fringe programme will emerge over the next few months. So far, our plans include:

  • Mill Road EcoChic Fashion Show on Saturday 2 March – a fashion show with a difference featuring clothes from Mill Road’s fabulous charity and vintage shops, plus pop-ups from local designers.
  • Summer Shindig on Sunday 14 July – a relaxed mini festival on Romsey Rec with live music and family fun.
  • A series of Poetry Evenings at Hot Numbers – the huge success of the Fringe’s poetry evenings over the past couple of years has generated a new Mill Road Poetry Group, which will host four meetings in 2024. The spring series will be Thursday 14 March and Thursday 30 May; the autumn series will be Thursday 10 October and Thursday 28 November.
  • A Film Event in September (date TBC) – showcasing arthouse films curated to reflect Mill Road’s spirit of creativity, diversity and independence.
  • Comedy – we’re exploring options for an inaugural comedy event. Please do get in touch via [email protected] if you’d like to be involved.

More information and tickets will be available here as plans develop, with links to reserve tickets for indoor venues.

All Mill Road Fringe events are funded by charity Love Mill Road, which underpins so many of the community activities that make the Mill Road neighbourhood special, including the annual Mill Road Winter Fair.

Please help to expand this wonderful network of community activity by a donation to Love Mill Road or by getting involved – or both!

Contact [email protected] if you’d like to contribute your ideas, volunteer your time, or help organise Mill Road Fringe or the Winter Fair.