WELSH folk dancing, jazz concerts and a samba-themed carnival are just some of the treats in store at the forthcoming Wrexham Arts Festival 2009.
The festival, now in its 33rd year, will have plenty on offer with a number of concerts, exhibitions, workshops and recitals throughout the county borough from May 2-June 6.
Councillor Bob Dutton, lead member for communities and performance, said: “Wrexham Arts Festival 2009 is shaping up to be one of the best yet.
“We will be celebrating the best in the local, national and international arts scene and the festival has something for everyone.”
Highlights include the Wrexham Print International 2009 exhibition at the Oriel Wrexham.
This year’s poetry competition revolves around the subject My Wales and will be judged by Gillian Clarke, the current National Poet of Wales.
The best in Welsh and world music will be performed, including performances from the Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir and Welsh folk group Mabon. Glyndr University will also hold Zonefest 2009, a 12-hour festival bringing together the best local music and arts under one roof. Jazz enthusiasts are also in for a treat with the All-Wales Jazz concert at Llay Royal British Legion.
There will be Strictly Fun Dancing classes for all ages at Coedpoeth Parish Hall, organised by North Wales Dance, as well as Carnival Fun Making workshops at Oriel Wrexham.
For a full calendar visit www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/ leisure_tourism/publications/ artsfestival.htm or call 01978Š297488.