Wexford Arts Centre has been shortlisted for the prestigious IMRO rest of Leinster Best Music Venue award. We need the public vote to help us win. Last vote date today Tuesday 19th February. Click on this link to vote and please share - you could win an Apple Ipod too. Thank you. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/imrovenueawards
D'Lush cafe nominated for a Good food best cafe award is delivering the perfect Valentines feast this Thursday 14th February. A 3 course meal with chocolate in every course including a welcome sparkling wine, tea/Coffee and homemade truffle after. Served in the historic ambiance of the Pillar Room Gallery in Wexford Arts Centre and including music entertainment from the Featherhead trio and Helena Mulkearns of Cáca Mílis Cabaret and Kate McKenna playing cupid on the harp. Share the love for yourself, partners and friends in this unique banquet event not to be missed. Book Now!
Wexford Arts Centre was deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing away of Dr. Billy Colfer who was buried in Templetown near his home in Fethard on Sea today. Billy made a great contribution to Wexford Arts Centre in its early days as a board member and chairman. He will be remembered as an inspiring teacher, historian, author and artist and to his family a loving as well as inspiring father and husband. We can only take solace in the fact that his inspiring creativity lives on through his family and their contributions to Wexford Arts Centre which include Eoin's writings, Niall's music or Eamonn's movies and from what's to come from the grandchildren.
We miss Billy also as regular visitor to D'Lush cafe with Noreen to meet with friends for weekly banter catch up.
Rest in peace Billy and thank you for the inspiration, the history and the fond memories.
It may not be spring weather outside but we are spring boarding new writing at Wexford Arts Centre with the upcoming Papa Bear, Baby Bear this Friday 8 and Saturday 9th February. Dominic Palmer is a Wexford based writer and this stellar new play is directed by Fionnuala McMullin and follows novice security guard Barry (Kris McGuire ) on his first night at Navitec Security who is introduced to his mentor, long-time security guard Paul “Papa Bear” Brady (Dominic Palmer), a man experiencing a slow and increasingly dark breakdown. This is a well paced dark comedy and at just over an hour and only €10 or 2 for €10 for students - suits 16+ - worth checking out new talent in town - you won't be disappointed!
And from the new to the well established - the London based Godot Company has visited us before with great Beckett productions. This year they return with Beckett Publisher and friend John Calder who will deliver after show talks. Catch Eh Joe & Footfall at 1pm or Eh Joe, Footfalls & The Old Tune at 8pm on Friday 15th February - watch out for coverage on The Works RTE 1 Thursday 7th Feb.
In between all the good drama - treat yourself to our Valentines chocolate banquet on Thursday 14th Feb. 7.30pm with D'Lush cafe. Music entertainment from the Featherhead trio, Helena Mulkearns and Kate McKenna on harp providing some sultry classics as one feasts at this unique banquet in the ambiance of the pillar room gallery of historic Wexford Arts Centre. All welcome, singles, couples, and groups for this divine feast.