7 February 2017
Focus Wales and Wrexham Glyndwr University unite for star-studded music and comedy festival
FOCUS Wales has again partnered with Wrexham Glyndwr University for a bumper three days of music and comedy.
The two organisations will be presenting and co presenting a wide range of activities in and around main campus on Mold Road and at other affiliated locations during the seventh edition of the event this year.
Shappi Khorsandi: As seen as on Live At The Apollo, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, 8/10 Cats and Have I Got News For You. FOCUS Wales and Glyndwr offer festival goers access to the Iranian comic and bestselling author’s one woman stand up show, at the William Aston Hall, with their FOCUS Wales wristband. (Friday 12th May).
Lucy Spraggan: She has since gone on to headline packed houses across the UK, has released music on both her own and major record labels and has started work on her fourth full-length effort. The record, entitled I Hope You Don't Mind Me Writing, will be released in late January 2017.
Lucy, who now lives in Cheshire, will perform a special headline show as part of FOCUS Wales 2017 to promote the release of her new album at Wrexham’s Centenary Club. (Saturday 13th May).
The Street Of Crocodiles: The Theatre, Television and Performance (BA Hons) degree programme from the School of Creative Arts, Wrexham Glyndŵr University, present an adaptation of Complicitie’s The Street of Crocodiles. Inspired by the life and stories of Polish writer Bruno Schulz (1892 – 1942), the production creates a vision of provincial Poland in the early part of the century as a restless ocean of unending flux, giving life to Schutz’s stories as a piece of vividly imaginative theatre. In this ensemble production physicality, music, text, object manipulation and images are used to create a dance of memory and an endless shifting mirage, where people become birds and books fly through the air. The production is presented at the Catrin Finch Centre as part of the final showcase for third year students
on the degree programme. Register to enter with FOCUS Wales Wristband here: http://www.focuswales.com/arts_eng/street-of-crocodiles-theatre/ (There will be 3 performances: Thursday 11th – Friday 12th May 7pm, and Saturday 13th May 4pm).
There will also be other events happening at various Glyndwr sites, including TV Sessions, featuring live bands at the TV studio and live sessions for Calon FM in the Centre for the Creative Industries.More Glyndwr events as part of FOCUS Wales 2017 will be announced in the coming months.
This is part of the three day music industry and arts festival that will, once again, see FOCUS Wales take over the town centre of Wrexham, programming over 200 of the hottest new live acts as well as established names from Wales and beyond, and presenting music industry and tech panels, and interactive workshops and events, featuring expert speakers from across the globe (interactive panels and workshops are free to access for Wrexham Glyndwr Students).
A limited number of Early Bird Tickets, priced at just £35 each, which grant access to all shows and interactive sessions over the three days of the festival, are also on sale now for a limited period.
For the complete list of acts announced and to buy Early Bird Tickets visit www.focuswales.com
FOCUS Wales 2017 takes place over the May 11-13 at multiple venues in Wrexham, North Wales
FOCUS Wales is supported by Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government