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Over 250 events lined up for 59th Wexford Fringe Festival

WEXFORD'S Fringe Festival features over 250 events this year.

Local culture vultures were out in force at the launch of 59th Wexford Fringe Festival last Thursday night in Greenacres, where the festival guide was also unveiled.

The Fringe Festival will take place from October 20 until November 6 in venues and galleries throughout Wexford town.

There will be over 250 events throughout the 18 days, spanning live gigs, theatrical performances, photography and art exhibitions, literary recitals and much more.

Festival regulars include the ever-popular 'Hits from the Musicals' presented by the Wexford Light Opera Society. Switching to classical music, Wexford Festival Singers will perform 'Faure Requiem' and 'Vivaldi Gloria', conducted by Professor James Cavanagh.

The festival is not exclusively about music and theatre, as literary fans will enjoy readings from Dermot Healy's new critically acclaimed novel ' Long Time, No See' and Christopher J Wilson will read extracts from his great uncle Dr Edward A. Wilson's Antarctic Notebooks, which record a rare glimpse into Antarctic life in the early 1900s.

The Agricultural Museum at Johnstown Castle will host ' No Matter Where You Go, There You Are' a video and live performance conversation about migration, travel and belonging. The performance will feature two women, one living in Ireland and the other in Australia, sharing their stories of relocation and offering a unique perspective on the current Irish emigration phenomenon.

For full information see www.wexfordfringe.ie or follow the festival on Twitter @wexfringefest.