Fringe benefits

Thank you Bath Fringe Festival for finally putting some life into the dreadfully re-designed space that is the Saw Close square.

Developers – putting in a new hotel, eateries and a now closed casino – missed out on providing an exciting piazza – worthy of the original architecture that surrounds it.

Instead we got bike stands, benches and plastic shrubbery.

Then – on Sunday – along came a bunch of street performers with Bedlam Fair – bringing entertainment and joy to people once more experiencing the thrill of gathered crowds of human beings.

Fringe continues through July – check out