• 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.


Festival Tours @ The Talbot Hotel Car Park
November 1, 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...
Little Artists Club @ Wexford Arts Centre
November 1, 2014 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Little Artists Club  @ Wexford Arts Centre | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
Through making and playing, your budding little artist will explore a wide range of art materials and techniques and be kept busy patting and rolling...
Saturday Art Club @ Wexford Arts Centre
November 1, 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,...
November 1, 2014 @ 11:00 am
Irish Fantasy: Irish Heritage Music @ Jerome Hynes Theatre | 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...
November 1, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Discovery Club: Invasion of the MontersBOTS @ Wexford Arts Centre | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
In this workshop, children will unleash mayhem as they give life to a beastly army of monster robots.  Using a box, a variety of art...
November 1, 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...
Valda Chamber Choir @ Wexford County Council Offices
November 1, 2014 @ 1:05 pm
Valda Chamber Choir @ Wexford County Council Offices | Wexford | Ireland
Lunchtime concert. Join the award winning 9 piece acapella group Valda for a concert of everything from madrigals to popular classics, with guest artist Conor Sheil...
Photo & Frets @ The Sky and The Ground
November 1, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Photo & Frets @ The Sky and The Ground | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
A Photographic Exhibition of local and national musical acts.  This is a collection of Photograph’s by Kenny Ruttledge and Peter O’ Hanlon of their work...
November 1, 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; Don Bucefalo @ Wexford Opera House
November 1, 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...
Wexford Drama Group presents "Bombshells" - Play by Paul O'Brien @ Wexford Arts Centre | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
Directed by Jayne O’ Sullivan. A collection of six brilliantly diverse monologues that tell the tale of ‘The Teenager’, ‘The Bride-to-be’, ‘The Exhausted Young Mother’,...
November 1, 2014 @ 9:30 pm
Stuart Burns - Music: Thomas Moore Tavern @ Thomas Moore Tavern | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
Innuendo – Music @ Jack Baileys's Pub
November 1, 2014 @ 10:30 pm
Innuendo - Music @ Jack Baileys's Pub | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
Joyeux Noël @ Wexford Opera House
November 2, 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...
Craft Market @ Irish Agricultural Museum
November 2, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Craft Market @ Irish Agricultural Museum | Johnstown Castle | Wexford | Ireland
A colourful craft market will be held in the picturesque setting of the Irish Agricultural Museum, Johnstown Castle.  The market will feature a wide range...
Festival Book Fair @ Talbot Hotel
November 2, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Festival Book Fair @ Talbot Hotel | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
This Event has been an integral part of the Festival for 30 years.  It brings together book dealers from all over Ireland.  For Wexford’s many...
Photo & Frets @ The Sky and The Ground
November 2, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Photo & Frets @ The Sky and The Ground | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
A Photographic Exhibition of local and national musical acts.  This is a collection of Photograph’s by Kenny Ruttledge and Peter O’ Hanlon of their work...
November 2, 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; Silent Night @ Wexford Opera House
November 2, 2014 @ 5:00 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...
Wexford Drama Group presents "Bombshells" - Play by Paul O'Brien @ Wexford Arts Centre | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
Directed by Jayne O’ Sullivan. A collection of six brilliantly diverse monologues that tell the tale of ‘The Teenager’, ‘The Bride-to-be’, ‘The Exhausted Young Mother’,...
November 2, 2014 @ 9:30 pm
Stuart Burns - Music: Thomas Moore Tavern @ Thomas Moore Tavern | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
Roger Maguire – Music @ Jack Bailey's Pub
November 2, 2014 @ 10:30 pm
Roger Maguire - Music @ Jack Bailey's Pub | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
November 4, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Frank Nugent, mountaineer-explorer, will discuss his most recent book “In search of Peaks, passes and Glaciers: Irish Pioneers in the Alps and beyond”. An experienced...
Little Artists Club @ Wexford Arts Centre
November 8, 2014 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Little Artists Club  @ Wexford Arts Centre | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
Through making and playing, your budding little artist will explore a wide range of art materials and techniques and be kept busy patting and rolling...
Saturday Art Club @ Wexford Arts Centre
November 8, 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,...
Little Artists Club @ Wexford Arts Centre
November 15, 2014 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Little Artists Club  @ Wexford Arts Centre | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
Through making and playing, your budding little artist will explore a wide range of art materials and techniques and be kept busy patting and rolling...
Saturday Art Club @ Wexford Arts Centre
November 15, 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,...
November 18, 2014 all-day
Dine at Phelim Bynre’s Seasuir in the Ivy Room Please visit www.wexfordraces.ie for more information
Little Artists Club @ Wexford Arts Centre
November 22, 2014 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Little Artists Club  @ Wexford Arts Centre | Wexford | Wexford | Ireland
Through making and playing, your budding little artist will explore a wide range of art materials and techniques and be kept busy patting and rolling...
Saturday Art Club @ Wexford Arts Centre
November 22, 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,...

 

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