2014 Wexford Fringe Calling for Event Listings

fringe collageNow in its 62nd year, Wexford Fringe is calling artists, performers, choral & drama groups, singers and musicians to submit their Event Listings by Friday 18th July for inclusion in the pocket size Wexford Fringe Guide and on www.wexfordfringe.ie.  Wexford Fringe 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.

For the first time ever, a massive 20,000 copies of the Fringe Guide will be distributed internationally, nationally and locally throughout the South East in early September.  Reaching a wide audience the Fringe Guide provides essential information on events, ticket information, festival tours, historical attractions and much more.

Wexford Chamber, who co-ordinate the Guide, is delighted to announce ESET Ireland as sponsors of the 2014 Wexford Fringe Guide. ESET Ireland has been one of the top Wexford-based IT security expert since 1991, with offices at Westgate for the past three years.

Commenting on the upcoming festival, Richard Foley, Managing Director at ESET Ireland said, “ESET Ireland is delighted to partner with Wexford Chamber to support Wexford Fringe 2014. We’re very excited to play our part in making this festival happen and bring new life and colour to Wexford. We hope to meet many of our fellow Wexfordians whilst enjoying the excellent performances Fringe will offer.”

Over 300 Fringe events, many of which are free to attend, literally engulf Wexford town over 17 days and includes the Wexford Festival Opera and Wexford Spiegeltent Festival.

The open-access nature of Wexford Fringe means that anyone with a show, exhibition or cultural event is welcome to participate and perform.  Artists from around Ireland and further afield will be participating in this year’s Fringe alongside home-grown talent, in all art forms spanning cabaret, comedy,  theatre, historical walking tours, literary recitals, book fairs, music and visual art.

Madeleine Quirke, CEO of Wexford Chamber said, “Wexford Fringe is not just important for being one of Ireland’s largest Fringe events, or for being completely open access, this vibrant festival also brings visitors from far and wide to Wexford to see the incredibly diverse array of creative activity it has to offer, and promotes Wexford’s rich culture and distinct heritage on the world stage.”

The booking fee is €40 which includes an event listing in the Fringe Guide and website. Event organisers who are looking for an inspirational environment to showcase their work to an estimated 50,000 visitors expected in Wexford this October, are asked to contact Katie O’Connor at Wexford Chamber on 053 9122226 or email admin@wexfordchamber.ie.  Alternatively see www.wexfordfringe.ie to download the Fringe Event Listing Form.