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Arachas Insurance Brokers sponsor Wexford Festival Opera’s Pop-Up Events Programme

William Kyle
Wexford Festival Opera will take to the town again this year with a series of daily Pop-Up Performances. These surprise free multidisciplinary performances will feature music, drama, singing and dance. The events will be performed in various shops and businesses around Wexford town. A map can be picked at box office in The National Opera House which will show the time and location of these daily events, but what they will be will remain a surprise!

The very popular Pop-Up Programme is proudly sponsored by Arachas Insurance Brokers, Ireland’s largest nationwide broker. Arachas have been proud sponsors of Wexford Festival Opera since 2018 and now has a new office in Castlebridge, Wexford. The support of this element of the Festival’s programmes showcases their commitment to supporting the Arts and culture within communities. The nature of these events means that they can be equally enjoyed by a regular festival-goer or someone who just happens to pass by!

With over 20 Pop-Up Performances happening over the course of the Festival, there will be something for everyone. The performances will include members of the Wexford Factory, the Festival’s academy for young Irish singers, and artists from the Festival main stage programme, so you never know who you might see singing from the window of Barkers on main street or performing in the local bookshop.

For those who can’t make the performances in-person they are also streamed via the Festival’s social media and YouTube channels.

Peter Mulvany, MD Advisory at Arachas Insurance Brokers said, “With a stronger presence in Wexford, Arachas is delighted to continue our partnership with Wexford Festival Opera and to see this unique event back on stage and live on the streets. The Pop-Up events are a wonderful addition, giving our wider community the opportunity to enjoy spontaneous performances and celebrate the up-and-coming talent who bring this festival to life and who are so vital to the future of the Irish Events and Entertainment sector.”

Randall Shannon, Executive Director of Wexford Festival Opera said of the partnership,
‘’We are very grateful to Arachas for their continued support of Wexford Festival Opera, the support of such a vital community element of our programme, our Pop-Up events, demonstrates Arachas’ commitment to making the Arts accessible for everyone to enjoy’’.

Download Pop Up Map here.

Photo courtesy of Leon Farrell