News Wrexfest

A two day event that aims to promote and celebrate the positive aspects of Wrexham will return this weekend.

Now in its second year, WreXfest will return this weekend for two days of live entertainment and activities. Taking place in three venues on Friday and Saturday the 1st and 2nd August, this year’s event looks set to be bigger and better than last year.

WreXfest was started last summer organiser by Beth Bennett as a reaction to the bad press the town had been receiving. The ‘Change Wrexham’ Facebook page was established and over the last 12 months it has received nearly 3000 likes.

Speaking last year, WreXfest organiser Beth Bennett said: “Wrexham is getting bad press and this got me thinking about where the town has gone wrong and how can we put it right. Even if it is just small things, lots of small things make big changes.”

A committee of like-minded people, formed last year, has been providing support to Beth in getting more events off the ground and now WrexFest 2014 is just around the corner,

Llwyn Isaf and Queen’s Square will host all day music, dancing, fairground rides, a fashion show, bouncy castles, food and drink, activities and trade and charity stalls from 11am until 7pm on Saturday.

Over thirty bands are taking part in this year’s event with live bands throughout the day on Saturday on Llwyn Isaf and Friday and Saturday nights in Saith Seren on Chester Street and UnDegUn Art Space (the old JJB building)

Beth said: “There’s no public money being put into the event, with individuals, groups and businesses in the town helping us raise sufficient funds to pay for it all.”

All the events are free apart from the bands in UnDegUn, but tickets for there are available at just £5 each.

There is still space for a few more charity and trade stalls available on Saturday, from 11am until 7pm, priced at £10.

Any local charity, fledgling business or established business can book a space by contacting the group by email to changewrexham@live.co.uk, via the Facebook group ‘Change Wrexham For Our Future’ or by phoning Beth on 01978 290563