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 we will us this page to promote anything in the town that positively impacts Wrexham, whether it's a simple Coffee Morning or a huge events like Comic Con, Focus Wales etc. 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 a series of negative media reports on Wrexham. After numerous meetings the group decided the best way to realise their goal was to host a local festival and Wrexfest was born.
In 2019 Wrexfest held a special celebration for World Peace Day and will be back for a series of events in 2020.
Wrexfest is a Community Festival which is aimed at the regeneration of Wrexham through the Arts.
Wrexfest shares the basic structure of musical Festivals like Focus Wales and Chester Live but is unique as it combines the arts, theatre, spoken word, the Welsh Language and the people of Wrexham but retains a grass routes ethos and wants to be distinct and original.
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 seven Wrexfest Festivals, three without funding and countless smaller events.