• Wexford Fringe 2014

Welcome to the Wexford Fringe Festival 2014


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62nd Wexford Fringe Festival

Wexford Fringe Festival is an annual open-access arts festival which will run in parallel to Wexford Opera Festival from Friday, 17th October to Sunday,  2nd November 2014.   Now in its 62nd year, Wexford Fringe offers an eclectic mix of over 300 events over 17 days including cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, theatre, puppetry, music, and visual art, many of which are free to attend.

Unlike a curated festival, the open-access nature of Wexford Fringe means that anyone with a show, exhibition or cultural event is able to register and be part of one of Ireland’s largest Fringe Events. The result is one of the most diverse fringe festivals in Ireland, renowned for fresh ideas, spontaneity and fun.

Artists from around Ireland and further afield participate alongside home-grown talent, in art forms spanning cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, theatre, puppetry, music, visual art and design.

Wexford Fringe literally takes over the entire town with over 300 events staged in pop up venues as well as established venues such as theatres, hotels, art galleries, cafes and civic buildings.

What differentiates Wexford Fringe from many other Fringe Festivals is that alongside the ticketed open access programme are the Fringe produced and/or supported special free events, which run throughout the programme. These events add to the carnival atmosphere that engulfs the town and includes the Wexford Festival Opera and Wexford Speigeltent Festival.

For independent artists, Wexford Fringe is an inspirational environment to showcase their work. For audiences, it’s an opportunity to see exciting and entertaining contemporary work in an atmosphere that encourages taking a chance and seeing and discovering something new.

The Wexford Fringe Guide 2014 will be released in early September. Some tickets and information will be available from the Wexford Fringe Festival Hub, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Contact www.wexfordartscentre.ie or 00 353 539123764. Tickets will also be available from  the various venues across town.

The programme includes, but is not limited to, a variety of art forms including cabaret, children’s events, comedy, circus & physical theatre, dance, film, theatre, music, visual art and design. In 2013 there were over 300 events with something for everyone.

2014 Wexford Fringe Guide is sponsored by ESET Ireland and grant aided by Fáilte Ireland.


October 21, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Jesus Christ Super Star, Oyster Lane Theatre Group @ Dun Mhurie Theatre | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
Proudly presents “Jesus Christ Superstar”.  Celebrating the Group’s 20th Anniversary with this amazing Rock Opera created by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, this is...
October 22, 2014 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Vintage Tea Drinking at Whitford House Hotel @ Whitford House Hotel | Forestry Road | Wexford | Ireland
Why not indulge in a beautiful selection of delectable treats including specialty teas, scrumptious cakes, scones and pastries all served with fine vintage china.  Our...
Evening Opera; Salomé @ Wexford Opera House
October 22, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Evening Opera; Salomé @ Wexford Opera House | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
Salomé, portays the emotional extremes, passions and secret terrors of the dysfunctional family of Hérod, Tetrarch of Judea, his second wife Hérodias (who was also...
October 22, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Jesus Christ Super Star, Oyster Lane Theatre Group @ Dun Mhurie Theatre | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
Proudly presents “Jesus Christ Superstar”.  Celebrating the Group’s 20th Anniversary with this amazing Rock Opera created by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, this is...
October 22, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Wexfour @ Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
To celebrate Wexford Arts Centre’s 40th Anniversary as the oldest regional arts centre in Ireland, a very special production will take place at Wexford Arts...
Poetry Work-Out @ Wexford Library
October 23, 2014 all-day
Poetry workshops in Wexford Library by poet Jean O’Brien.  Jean will provide a mix of children and adult workshops.  She will work on creative writing...
Festival Tours @ The Talbot Hotel Car Park
October 23, 2014 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Wexford Festival Opera Tours are organised by Nicholas Furlong on behalf of the Wexford Historical Society.  They are led each morning by expert guides...
Saturday Art Club @ Wexford Arts Centre
October 23, 2014 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Saturday Art Club  @ Wexford Arts Centre | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
In this season’s Saturday Art Club, children will paint, draw and create mixed media pieces. Taking a close look at the work of famous artists,...
Irish Fantasy, Irish Heritage Music: St Iberus Church @ Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
Irish Heritage at Wexford is curated by Una Hunt to showcase the music of Ireland. Irish Fantasy: a family affair is a celebration of the...
October 23, 2014 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Vintage Tea Drinking at Whitford House Hotel @ Whitford House Hotel | Forestry Road | Wexford | Ireland
Why not indulge in a beautiful selection of delectable treats including specialty teas, scrumptious cakes, scones and pastries all served with fine vintage china.  Our...
October 23, 2014 @ 3:30 pm
Shortworks; The Wandering Scholar + Trial by Jury (Double Bill) @ Whites of Wexford
- Sung in English The Wandering Scholar, a one-act chamber opera which was Holst’s final opera. It is set in thirteenth century France where Louis’...
October 23, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Rebecca’s series is aimed at Parents who wish to inspire their children to read will continue on 23rd October.  This session will outline reading strategies....
Evening Opera; Don Bucefalo @ Wexford Opera House
October 23, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Evening Opera; Don Bucefalo @ Wexford Opera House | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
Don Bucefalo is a delightfully good-humoured comic opera distinguished by its melodic inventiveness and is reminiscent of Rossini and Donizetti. Don Bucefalo introduces himself as...
October 23, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Jesus Christ Super Star, Oyster Lane Theatre Group @ Dun Mhurie Theatre | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
Proudly presents “Jesus Christ Superstar”.  Celebrating the Group’s 20th Anniversary with this amazing Rock Opera created by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, this is...
October 23, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Wexfour @ Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
To celebrate Wexford Arts Centre’s 40th Anniversary as the oldest regional arts centre in Ireland, a very special production will take place at Wexford Arts...
October 23, 2014 @ 8:30 pm
Night of comedy and Drama: Ballycogley Players  @ St Michaels SVP Hall | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
Present a four night run of their popular “Night of Comedy and Drama” – But the emphasis is firmly on comedy in these short plays.
October 23, 2014 @ 9:30 pm
Helena Bates - Music: Thomas Moore Tavern @ Thomas Moore Tavern | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
Festival Tours @ The Talbot Hotel Car Park
October 24, 2014 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Festival Tours @ The Talbot Hotel Car Park
The Wexford Festival Opera Tours are organised by Nicholas Furlong on behalf of the Wexford Historical Society.  They are led each morning by expert guides...
Joyeux Noël @ Wexford Opera House
October 24, 2014 @ 10:30 am
The film that inspired Silent Night, will be screened in the Jerome Hynes Theatre in Wexford Opera House at 10:30 on the days of the...
October 24, 2014 @ 1:05 pm
Lunchtime Recitals: St Iberius Church @ St Iberius Church | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
Continuing a long-established Wexford tradition, the popular Lunchtime Recitals (approx 50 mins) will be given in St Iberius Church in the centre of Wexford.  These...
October 24, 2014 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Vintage Tea Drinking at Whitford House Hotel @ Whitford House Hotel | Forestry Road | Wexford | Ireland
Why not indulge in a beautiful selection of delectable treats including specialty teas, scrumptious cakes, scones and pastries all served with fine vintage china.  Our...
Shortwork; Il Tabarro @ Whites of Wexford
October 24, 2014 @ 3:30 pm
Shortwork; Il Tabarro @ Whites of Wexford
-Sung in Italian The Cloak – ‘Il Tabarro’ Is a verismo melodrama set among the barges on the river Seine in Paris in 1910; a...
October 24, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
On this spooky evening tour hear tales of Supernatural & sinister.  Learn the Legends of Wexford’s ghostly ghastly past. (May not be suitable for very...
Wexford Male Voice Choir @ The Friary Church
October 24, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Wexford Male Voice Choir  @ The Friary Church | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
Festival Concert 2014 featuring Matthew Sims & Angharad Morgan,
Evening Opera; Silent Night @ Wexford Opera House
October 24, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Evening Opera; Silent Night @ Wexford Opera House | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
Silent Night by Kevin Puts will receive its European premiere at Wexford.  The opera’s multilingual libretto by Mark Campbell was inspired by 2005 film Joyeux...
October 24, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Jesus Christ Super Star, Oyster Lane Theatre Group @ Dun Mhurie Theatre | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
Proudly presents “Jesus Christ Superstar”.  Celebrating the Group’s 20th Anniversary with this amazing Rock Opera created by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, this is...
October 24, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Pub Quiz - WSPCA @ Gaelic Bar | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
Pub Quiz in aid of Wexford Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
October 24, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
Wexfour @ Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
To celebrate Wexford Arts Centre’s 40th Anniversary as the oldest regional arts centre in Ireland, a very special production will take place at Wexford Arts...
October 24, 2014 @ 8:30 pm
Night of comedy and Drama: Ballycogley Players  @ St Michaels SVP Hall | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
Present a four night run of their popular “Night of Comedy and Drama” – But the emphasis is firmly on comedy in these short plays.

 

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