Music & Art's Festival July 5th - July 28th
Change Wrexham is a Community group whose aim is to promote positive and change in Wrexham through the arts.
Change Wrexham was born after founder, Beth Jones put an impassioned plea out on facebook asking people to “Change Wrexham For Our Future” by liking a facebook page. The page now has over 3,000 likes and will us this page to promote anything in Wrexham that positively impacts Wrexham, whether its a simple Coffee Morning or a huge event like Comic Con or Focus Wales.
At the heart of the project is the vision of re-generating Wrexham town centre through music, arts and culture. For Organiser Brendan Griffiths the idea was sparked after conducting extensive studies during his degree on urban regeneration in Manchester. Change Wrexham founder Beth Bennett was inspired to action after reading word after word of negative reports on Wrexham in the media. Wrexfest is similar to events like Focus Wales in terms of music but is unique as it combines the arts, the Welsh Language and the people of Wrexham. Wrexfest is the social glue that bonds these elements together.
Our main area of activity is facilitating and supporting community events in Wrexham.
We put on our own Wrexfest and change Wrexham events on on a regular basis. We have up to now hosted four Wrexfests, three without funding and countless smaller events.
Our involvement with other groups in Wrexham has grown from simply promoting them on our facebook and Twitter pages to providing acts, equipment and even venues.
In the last twelve months we have worked with many groups in this including Dancing Shoes, Frack Free Wrexham, Hope Not Hate, THIS Project, Saith Seren, NAS Wrexham and Wrexham Street Festival amongst others.
Our most recent event was the Wrexfest Winter Warmer Festival.