¡ZorroFest! A Celebration of William Lamport of Wexford - "The Irish Zorro"

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¡ZorroFest! A Celebration of William Lamport of Wexford - "The Irish Zorro"

Time: May 4, 2013 from 10am to 9pm
Location: Commercial Quay, Arts Centre (Cornmarket Square), Selskar Square / "Greenacres", Bull Ring & Main Street
Street: The Gathering site -- http://disq.us/8cnx7v
City/Town: Wexford, Ireland
Website or Map: http://wexfordzorro.wordpress…
Event Type: gathering, 2013, history, culture, international, ireland, mexico, food, dance, music, heritage, roots
Organized By: Karla Sánchez Zepeda de Ó Conail
Latest Activity: May 4, 2013

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ZorroFest 2013 will be a celebration of the life of 17th-century Wexfordian William Lamport (Guillèn de Lombardo), the "Irish Zorro", and the many links between Ireland and Mexico.

It will include a performance by the Mariachi Band San Patricio alongside traditional Mexican dancers (baile folklórico), a concert of Spanish Classical Guitar music, a Mexican-inspired parade by Buí Bolg, lectures, a photography exhibition, children's workshops, Mexican food, and much more.

As a Mexican living in Ireland, Karla (the organiser, my wife) could not give more credit to the extraordinary life of William Lamport. Who would have ever imagined that an Irish adventurer and poet would be so influential in Mexican history?

His avant-garde ideas and texts set the basis for what was to become an independent nation 2 centuries after Lamport's death.

Did you know there is a statue dedicated to Mr. Lamport (Guillén de Lombardo) at the base of one of Mexico's most important monuments in Mexico City: La Columna de Independencia?

His life and adventures were arguably one of the strongest inspirations for the story of Zorro.
This May Bank Holiday come join Wexford in our Mexican Zorro-esque "fiesta".

Programme for Zorrofest 2013

11:00 Walking tour of 17th Century Wexford
12:00 Bui Bolg Youth Group (Location to be Confirmed)
13:00 Mariachi San Patricio & Folkloric Dancers (Selskar Square)
14:00 Concert: Camilla Griehsel & Maurice Roycroft (aka Maurice Seezer) sing Hot Huapangos and Raunchy Rancheros (Greenacres Gallery)
15:30 Tapestry Exhibition Opening
16:00 Photography Exhibition Opening
16:30 Book Presentation about William Lamport by Dra. Andrea Martínez Baracs (Wexford Arts Centre)
18:00 Bui Bolg Parade
20:00 Classical Spanish Guitar Concert with Angel (Wexford Arts Centre)

There will be Spanish and Mexican-themed children’s workshops at Wexford Arts Centre throughout the morning.

Fabulous Mexican food trail at participating restaurants: Greenacres, The Yard, La Dolce Vita, D’Lush Cafe, Cappucinos, Cístin Eile, White’s Hotel.

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Comment by Oisín Ó Conail on April 1, 2013 at 11:51am
Above Zorro/Mariachi Street Photo Credit & Copyright: Gerard Hore, 2012.
77 South Main Street, Wexford, IE.
+353 53 914 1192
Comment by Fionntán Ó Súilleabháin on April 10, 2013 at 5:08pm

Well done Karla and Oisín!


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