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Chunky Fringe 2023

Harrow Arts Centre, 29th July, 11am - 5:30pm.

Uploaded 11-03-2023.

Chunky Fringe is somewhere dry for the old technology lovers to mingle and demonstrate their work. It will feature teletext, old and new, and is strategically located to snare Digitiser Live punters who can't find the main hall.

Everyone visiting Harrow Arts Centre that day will be welcome to dip in and out as they please, no ticket required. However, a live episode of the Teletext Sofa Club will provide context and stupid puppets, followed by a special gap-in-our-schedule presentation.

What's On

The Teletext Crew, who form the backbone of these events, will bring their old televisions, remote controls, and video tapes. Chunkytext, our very own teletext service, may also be refreshed for 2023. Here is our confirmed attendee:

More exhibitors are welcome, full details here.

The scheduled seated events are:

Play Safe

Harrow Arts Centre reserve the right to display "life drawings and other images which may challenge some customer's sensitivities". This also applies to historic teletext service and attitudes, so parental discretion is advised. Parents of unattended children may be removed and destroyed by social services.

Despite the best efforts of those using blockchains to make sharing blocks more difficult, there's no money in the modern videotex scene. Even if you used to work in teletext for a living, the most fame you can expect is five minutes with Angela Rippon. This ensures that the prospect of commercially-motivated malicious or vexatious behaviour at this event is vanishingly small.

However, this is a public venue, so please do report anything that seems wrong. Mr Biffo's continued freedom demonstrates that social awkwardness is not a crime, but we will gather impartial evidence regardless. Genuine misunderstandings are expected, and for the rare exceptions, we will be prepared to report exactly what we saw in court.

While Chunky Fringe is no substitute for broken mental health services, it is a pleasant place to meet people pursuing niche interests for their own sake. Vulnerable adults who aren't starring in Digitiser Live must be accompanied at all times, but the venue is otherwise accessible to all. We might have missed something though, so please let us know if you have any concerns or requests.


David Walford (that's me) is the idiot responsible for this event. I occasionally appear in the Teletext Discord, but prefer email because it's harder to miss. Address at the bottom.

Chris Bell is our respectable social media face who remembers his hand-coded HTML roots. Follow him for all the latest news, because it probably won't matter by the time I add it here.

Mr Biffo and Sanja are the authority on Digitiser Live and our sort-of hosts, so we defer to their judgement in all matters overlapping our event. Ask them first if your question straddles both camps.

Mr. T will not be appearing for security reasons.

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