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Wrecsam 2025

Chirk Carnival is proud to have been awarded Wrecsam 2025 grant funding to help with the costs of bringing the carnival back to Chirk – We have used this money in Part-payment for the Jousting 

#Wrecsam2025 – Our bid to become the UK City of Culture in 2025!
We’re Wrexham – We’re proud, passionate and ambitious.
We want the opportunity to tell OUR story – Wrexham’s story.
Becoming UK City of Culture allows communities that don’t usually have a platform to share their stories.
We want to do more than just talk about what we have, but showcase who we all are, where we’ve come from, and what we’d like our future to be.
We can celebrate our past whilst raising the bar on our ambitions.
From taking a quiet stroll along our UNESCO World Heritage Site to crowd-surfing at a gig, we’ve got a lot going on.
We’ll use our year as a platform to engage and promote our diverse and vibrant communities, whilst delivering a world-class events programme.
We already know that Wrexham is awesome- but we need your help to spread the word…

#Wrecsam2025: Grants Summary

In support of the #Wrecsam2025 City of Culture bid, Wrexham County Borough Council was delighted to receive over 70 grant applications from local community groups, business owners and third sector providers, who came up with a fantastic variety of ideas for activities to celebrate the vibrant and diverse culture within the county.

For young people, these events will include workshops teaching performing arts and trade skills; play activities for kids; a photography competition for school children (with a masterclass hosted by local university students passing on their knowledge); and school projects to create an anthology of poems about Wrexham, and to design a mosaic on the theme “What Does Wrexham Mean to Us?”

To recognise our proud local heritage, a project to recreate the historic Wrexham Tailor’s Quilt for a new generation will soon be underway; we’ll see the long-awaited return of the Chirk Carnival; Minera Lead Mines will welcome guests to a newly refurbished visitor’s café; and for the older generation, crafting sessions at local care homes, and a special WWII themed costume evening with a swing band to roll back the years!

To celebrate Wrexham’s diverse community, our much-valued refugees and asylum seekers will be welcomed to crafting sessions and entrepreneurial workshops; our vibrant hip hop community will be showcasing female and non-binary performers; an equal opportunities conference will build on grassroots support for marginalised members of the community; local volunteers will be creating an Autistic Sensory Garden; there will be a powerchair football event to highlight Wrexham’s inclusive environment for disability sports; the local Polish community will be hosting a full day of activities sharing their heritage and traditions, and we’ll be celebrating at a special fusion event with African and Welsh food, fashion and music.

We’re also so excited to see a showcase for Wrexham’s chefs and restaurants, performances from local choirs and orchestras celebrating our Welsh heritage, a display of award-winning design and landscaping, the “Wrexfest” event featuring music acts from past, present and future, and an open mic evening with headline performances from the 3 current Welsh poet laureates sharing a stage for the first time ever!

With all this to look forward to, and so much more, we’re incredibly proud of everyone in Wrexham County Borough who has made their pride, passion and enthusiasm a part of #Wrecsam2025.