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Thousands attend Focus Wales and Wales Comic Con

Thousands of music and movie fans visited Glyndŵr University as it hosted two of North Wales’s biggest annual events.

The organisers of Focus Wales for the fourth year and Wales Comic Con for the sixth year chose to stage their events at the university’s Wrexham campus.

Appearances from Creation Records founder Alan McGee and BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens kicked-off the string of star name appearances as Focus Wales got underway at the Catrin Finch Centre on Thursday.

X-Files and Walking Dead actor Charlie Adlard, Game of Thrones’ Mark Addy, Willow star Warwick Davis and TV presenter Jonathan Ross were among the stellar acts at Wales Comic Con on Sunday April 27.

Lynda Powell, Glyndŵr University’s director of campus management and commercial services, said: “Glyndŵr University is delighted to have hosted two of Wales’ top events in the past week – Focus Wales and Comic Con.

“These events attract thousands of people from all over the world to Wrexham and showcase the facilities we have here and in the town, as well as building on Glyndŵr’s reputation as a top venue for music, comedy and the arts.

“We hope everyone who came to both Focus Wales and Comic Con had a great time. We look forward to seeing you all here again next year.”

More than 4,000 people alone flocked to the Focus Wales festival, which was held at multiple venues across Wrexham over four days.

Festival co-ordinator Andy Jones said: “The festival was brilliant. We are growing Focus Wales year on year and we hope it’s just going to get better and better.

“Ninety per cent of visitors to the festival this year are from outside Wrexham county, which is fantastic, and hopefully businesses in the town will benefit from this.

“When we started Focus Wales we wanted to create a festival which Wrexham could take ownership of and it’s great that we now have so many partners which is enabling us to grow the event.”

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