JestFest kicks off on Friday

The Fanzini Brothers entertain the crowd in the Bullring during last year's JestFest.
THE JESTFEST Comedy and Street Theatre Festival will kick off this coming Friday with an opening gala at the Comedy HUB on Wexford’s quay front, setting the tone for a weekend of laughs and entertainment. Throughout the May Bank Holiday...

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Curtain rises on new theatre company

Pictured at the launch of the Scalder Theatre Company are Billy Roche and the cast of 'Of Mornington' Jack Matthews, Gayle Jordan, Andy Doyle and Michael Dunbar. Pic: Christy Farrell
A LARGE crowd gathered at the National Opera House for the launch of Wexford newest drama group, Scalder Theatre Company, which is being run by stage stalwarts Andy Doyle and Michael Dunbar. The launch fell on one of the busiest...

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Ambitious new trilogy for 1916

A BRAND new trilogy of plays, telling the story of Wexford people during the revolutionary period from 1916 to post...

Wednesday, 09/03/16 - 12:02pm Read More

Huge crowd enjoys Paul’s debut movie

Pictured at the movie premiere 'Staid' in the National Opera House were Stephen Murphy, Paul O'Brien, Adrienne Meyler, Paul Creane, Michael Londra. Pic: Jim Campbell
A HUGE crowd packed into the National Opera House for the premier of ‘Staid’, the first film endeavour by local...

Wednesday, 09/03/16 - 11:56am Read More

‘The River’ to flow through Arts Centre

Lauren Corish-Wallace, Lee Kelly and Jessica Walker will bring Jez Butterworth's play 'The River' to life at Wexford Arts Centre.
WEXFORD’S NEWEST theatre group, Raven Theatre will be back on the Arts Centre stage later this month with a production...

Thursday, 11/02/16 - 3:37pm Read More

Ballycogley all set to bring ‘Cripple’ to life

Sean Carthy plays the lead role of Billy in Ballycogley Players' production of 'The Cripple of Inishmaan'.
AFTER MONTHS of rehearsing, set designing and building, the Ballycogley Players are ready to hit the stage with their latest...

Wednesday, 10/02/16 - 10:34am Read More

Funding found for Music for Wexford

Pictured at the launch of the Wexford for Music's 'Concert Series for 2016' in Greenacres were Mary Gallagher, Betty O'Brien, Mairead Hurley and Tom Molloy. Pic: Jim Campbell
AFTER THE shock of being told that no Arts Council funding would be made available to them, chamber music organisation...

Wednesday, 10/02/16 - 10:33am Read More

Festival kudos for Eamonn and Vivian

A NUMBER of Wexford theatre practitioners will take part in a national theatre festival in Dublin next month, including two...

Tuesday, 26/01/16 - 3:33pm Read More

Tickets on sale for premier of ‘Staid’

Phil Lyons and Adrienne Meyler in a scene from 'Staid'.
THE LONG-AWAITED premier of locally-made film ‘Staid’ will take place on March 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the National Opera...

Tuesday, 26/01/16 - 2:53pm Read More

Bridge to stage Tony winning play

MEMBERS OF Bridge Drama Group are currently busy preparing for their forthcoming play which opens at the National Opera House...

Tuesday, 19/01/16 - 2:06pm Read More

Wexford Proms for Opera House stage

Kate Allen, Gavan Ring, Rachel Croash and Jonathan Stoughton will perform during the Wexford Proms.
A SELECTION of operatic greats will be showcased as part of a new musical evening at the National Opera House....

Tuesday, 19/01/16 - 2:04pm Read More

Superstars Stage Academy Christmas Showcase 

Superstars Stage Academy all set for their Christmas Showcase Show which will be staged in the Dun Mhuire Theatre on Saturday, December 19th. Pic: John Walsh
ROUNDING OFF what has been a very busy year for the Superstars Stage Academy, the group’s Christmas showcase will take...

Wednesday, 16/12/15 - 12:40pm Read More

Billy’s ‘Clean Break’ with RTE

Billy Roche. Pic: Jim Campbell
AFTER MONTHS (and years) of planning, writing, pre-production, re-writing, filming and post-production, the long awaited TV series from the pen...

Wednesday, 23/09/15 - 11:22am Read More

A dazzling array of colourful creations

Exhibitors pictured with Cllr Tony Dempsey (Chairman, Wexford County Council), Deidre Southey (Curator), Brian Hand (Wexford Campus, Carlow IT), John Carley (Director of Services, Wexford County Council), Philip Knight (Assistant Staff Officer) at the official opening of the art exhibition 'Preponderance of Colour' in the Wexford County Council Buildings. Pic: Jim Campbell
VISITORS TO Wexford Co. Council may be inclined to get in, get out and get gone, but with a new...

Wednesday, 23/09/15 - 11:16am Read More

Help fund Michelle’s debut novel ‘Scourged’

Michelle Dooley Mahon is hoping to publish her memoir in October with the help of a crowdfunding initiative. Pic: Jim Campbell
WEXFORD WRITER Michelle Dooley Mahon is appealing to the public of Wexford and beyond to get behind her Fund-it campaign...

Tuesday, 11/08/15 - 12:04pm Read More

Writer to attend local production of his play

Louise Wickham Dillon and Jessica Walker during the rehearsals of Raven Theatre's 'The Audition' in Gaelscoil Charman. Pic: Jim Campbell
THE WRITER of a play, which will have its Irish premier in Wexford next month, is set to attend one...

Tuesday, 30/06/15 - 2:54pm Read More

The Whistling Girl with Honor Heffernan

Honor Heffernan will be performing The Whistling Girl at Wexford Arts Centre.
By Louise McCarthy THE FIRST Irish female rock singer will be performing a unique show with music set to poetry...

Tuesday, 30/06/15 - 12:33pm Read More

A spoon for every life in Bernadette’s ‘196’

A STRIKING new exhibition by a local artist was opened at the Copperhouse Gallery in Dublin recently by Amnesty International...

Tuesday, 23/06/15 - 3:50pm Read More

Colfer swaps film for stage

LOCAL FILMMAKER Eamonn Colfer will swap his clapperboard and camera for stage lighting next week when his two self-penned and self-directed...

Thursday, 04/06/15 - 10:06am Read More

Frankenstein Bolts launch debut video

LOCAL ROCK band, Frankenstein Bolts, will unveil their debut video in Sky and the Ground, Wexford, this week. On Tuesday,...

Monday, 01/06/15 - 3:52pm Read More