What's on this spring?
Spring has sprung and with the weather (hopefully) getting better, it’s a great time to get out and about in the local area.
Whether you’re looking for something to do at the weekends or after lectures, there’s some pretty big events heading to Wrexham in the next few weeks and being here at WGU means you’re right at the heart of it.
Check out some of the best bits coming up in April and May.
It’s always a good weekend when Comic Con comes to town. Even if you don’t go, don’t be surprised if you bump into a Storm Trooper in the queue at Subway.
Over two days meet your favourite personalities, artists and writers from TV and Film, get their autographs and pose for photos with them. This year’s guests include Nick Moran (Scabior, Harry Potter) James Cosmo (Jeor Mormont, Game of Thrones) and Kevin Nash (WWE Hall of Fame)
For the cosplayers out there, why not enter the Masquerade on Sunday 9th, show off your cosplay, and you could be in with a chance of winning some pretty great prizes too.
If you’re looking for a good laugh, comedian Sara Pascoe comes to the William Aston Hall at the end of April.
After appearances on 8 out of 10 cats, Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo, Sara head’s here talking about everything from sexuality and art to selfies and RuPaul's Drag Race.
Sara’s critically acclaimed book ‘Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body’ will be available to buy with a signing after the show.
Chester food, drink & lifestyle festival
Make the most of the Easter bank holiday with a trip across the border to Chester’s food and Drink festival. Hop on the Train at Wrexham General or take a bus from King Street.
Master Chef’s Gregg Wallace and Marco Pierre White are headlining the event, with a host of other top quality chefs and TV personalities doing demos too.
And with over 100 exhibitors across the weekend, there’ll be plenty of tasty treats to try and take home!
You can buy tickets online or its £8 on the day. If you take your Student ID with you, you can get your ticket on the door for £6!
Wrexham carnival of words
29th April – 6th May
There are lots of literary events taking place around Wrexham for this year’s Carnival of Words (including three events here at Glyndwr).
Hear from best-selling authors, playwrights and local writers as they share their experiences, inspiration and perform extracts from their work.
There’s also an open mic (Viva Voce) for poets and writers to share their work with guest reader Alys Conran, author of Pigeon, who has read her work at the Hay Festival and on Radio Four.
Wales is a country known for its musical talents. And each year Wrexham hosts some of the best up and coming musicians at Focus Wales.
With over 200 bands playing over 3 days and 20 venues, there’s sure to be something to suit your music taste. This year’s performers include Cabbage, Georgia Ruth, Lucy Spraggan and Gulp.
There’s also loads of other stuff going on, like comedy shows, art and film events and interactive sessions you can check out too.