Programme for Zorrofest 2013
There’s loads happening at Wexford’s ZorroFest this May bank holiday weekend.
Fri, May 3
19:30 First Friday Poetry @ Café Fusion, North Main St, Wexford. Readers, writers and listeners are invited are to an evening of poetry about Wexford, its history and its people. And, of course, for the weekend that’s in it, expect to hear of the exploits of one William Lamport and of the legendary figure he inspired, el Zorro. Tel 086 2434360.
20:00 Eleanor McEvoy, Wexford Opera House, High St, Wexford. Eleanor’s GIRL IN A BLACK CAR tour rolls into town for the launch of her new album. Tickets €20. Tel 053 9122144.
21:00 The Cáca Milis “Viva Zorro!” Cabaret, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. All part of ZorroFest 2013. Featuring Hostess Helena Mulkerns and Pianoman Josh Johnston; Su Nami – Circus in the House; Fiction from Margaret Hawkins; 16th Century Mexican Song with Caitriona O’Leary; Comedy with the Wexford Improv Group; Wexford film-maker Laura Way’s Sci-Fi short “Gonadz”. Tickets €17 (includes tapas from D’Lush. BOOK EARLY AS SEATING LIMITED! Online at www.wexfordartscentre.ie. Or tel. 053-9123764.
22:00 Cousin Bill, Maggie Mays, Monck St, Wexford. Long awaited launch of debut album “F1RST” from one of one of Wexford’s best loved bands. For the weekend that’s in it we temporarily re-christen the band “mi primo Guillermo”!
Sat, May 4
11:00 Walking tour of 17th Century Wexford with Brian Matthews, Chairman of Wexford Historical Society. Meet 10.55am at Wexford Arts Centre.
11:00 Little Artist Club, Sugar Skulls and Spanish workshop (Children 4-7 years), Wexford Arts Centre. Tickets – ph 053 9123764.
12:00 “Bones” by Bui Bolg Youth Group, Abbey Street Green – beside Wexford Arts Centre (preceded by a procession starting at Selskar Square)
12:30 Little Artist Club: “Sugar Skulls and Spanish Workshop” (Children 8-12 years), Wexford Arts Centre. Tickets – ph 053 9123764.
13:00 Mariachi San Patricio & The Mexican Folkloric Dance Troupe, Galway, Selskar Square (beside Greenacres)
14:30 Concert: “Viva la Vida” with Camilla Griehsel & Maurice Roycroft (aka Maurice Seezer), Greenacres Gallery. Expect “Hot Huapangos and Raunchy Rancheros”! (Invitation-only event).
15:30 The William Lamport Saga: A Double-sided Tapestry, White’s Hotel. Display of a tapestry made by students of Scoil Mhuire N.S., Schull, Co Cork in which they “unravel the threads of Mexican/Irish historical connections”. Educational supervisor Maria Kennedy; Artistic Supervisor Maria Pizzuti.
16:00 Photography Exhibition: Photographs of Mexican Life & Culture by Padraig Grant, Rowe Street, Wexford.
16:30 Book Presentation: “Don Guillén de Lampart, Son of his Own Exploits” by Dra. Andrea Martínez Baracs with a presentation and reading by the author, Wexford Arts Centre. In this book she takes a warts and all look at Lampart, “the theologian, mathematician, astrologist, rebel, pirate, soldier of the Spanish Empire and a spy for the Crown of the New Spain (Mexico today)”. The book includes original writings by Lampart, never before published.
20:30 Classical Spanish Guitar Concert with Angel Lejarza, Wexford Arts Centre. For tickets ph 053 9123764.
Mexican Food & Drink Trail
Selected restaurants in town will be offering authentic Mexican dishes in their menu on the day. Participating restaurants include Greenacres, La Dolce Vita, The Yard, D’Lush Cafe, Cístin Eile. Mexican fare will also be offered at Library Bar & Central Station, both in White’s Hotel. Bars such as Maggie May’s and The Sky & The Ground will also be serving up mojitas, margaritas and, for los hombres duros, a lick of salt, bite of lime and shot of Tequila!
“El mercado de la Plaza de Toros”
All weekend The Bullring Market in the middle of Wexford will be tipping the hat to all things Zorro. Expect this to take in all manner of Iberian and Mexican elements.