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Wednesday, 15th February 2017

Arts Grants now open for applications

Waterford City and County Council is currently inviting applications for its annual Arts Practice and Arts Act Grants 2017. Full details of the range of supports available under this scheme and the forms for this online application process are available on . The closing date for receipt of submissions is Monday 20th February 2017 at 4pm.

The Diary of a Gulag Prison Guard

Ivan Chistyakov Translated by Arch Tait Granta Price 19.35 Euro by Marco Vichi Translated by Stephen Sartarelli Published by Hodder & Stoughton Price €25

Ivan Chistyakov's diary of the time he spent as a conscripted Gulag prison guard on the second track of the Baikal-Amur Mainline starts in October of 1935 and breaks off a year later in October of 1936.

Chistyakov has been living and working in Moscow when out of the

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Wednesday, 15th February 2017

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust is delighted to announce that soprano Donna Roche will be performing in the foyer of University Hospital Waterford on Monday, 20th January at 1:30 pm as part of its Healing Sounds programme which is funded by the Arts Council and AIB.

Donna’s musical journey began locally before embarking onto the professional stages of both home and abroad. She has performed in Waterford’s Tall Ships’ Festival, the Clifden Arts’ Festival with harpist Lynn Saoirse, Goodwick in Wales with the Waterford Male Voice Choir and Wexford Male Voice Choir, with the Barrack Street Concert Band’s summer concert in Garter Lane in June 2014 and further afield with a recital in the West Bank of Egypt.

Other performances include Cork Opera House in productions of the sell out Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music which was directed by the

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Wednesday, 8th February 2017

With a strictly 'over 23' door policy, table service and a fab menu of quality cocktails, wines, beers & spirits, you are guaranteed a night of sophisticated 'prohibition style' fun at Heery’s Late Lounge, with a soundtrack to match. It’s proving a very popular alternative to the hustle and bustle of John Street’s other late night bars, so if you are looking for something different this weekend, get down and pull up a seat at HEERY'S Late Lounge.


The incredible OATSIE JONES perform a selection of soul and blues tracks with powerful vocals, guitar and drums. They come highly recommended after a few quality pub gigs around the town.


Stars of WLRfm’s ‘The Shift’, The Shellakybookies are well known around the city for their covers of classic singalong tracks with a bit of banter thrown in.

Don’t miss their

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Wednesday, 8th February 2017

In just over two weeks time, David Flynn will return to the Theatre Royal on February 24th with his critically acclaimed show. Back by popular demand, David Flynn went down a storm last year performing his solo concert to a sell out home audience. David will once again thread the boards at the Royal joined by his top class live band, featuring some of the best musicians on the Irish music scene. His special guests will include rising singing star Paula Weldon, International Sean Nòs dancers, The Cunningham Family from Connemara and a 20 piece choir featuring some of Waterford's up and coming singing talent. This is a night guaranteed not to be missed.

Tickets are €20 and are on sale at the Box office 051874402 or online at

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Wednesday, 8th February 2017

Downes’ Bar, Thomas Street, Bermuda Triangle, Waterford is the venue for a FunMusic Table Quiz on Friday 10th February at 8pm.

At €20 for a team (up to four heads) it’s an affordable great night out with questions compiled by Kieran Moore (God help us all!) and vinyl tunes following the quiz supplied by Joe Daly and friends. The quiz will test your music knowledge with great sounds in cool surroundings. Spread the word and most importantly get a few friends to come along for what promises to be a great night in aid of a worthy cause.

Raffle also with excellent prizes. The fundraised money will go directly to the Hope Foundation’s 60+ projects working with street and slum children of Kolkata and their families in the areas of education, healthcare, accommodation, nutrition, training and counselling.

Hope also works in advocacy in

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Wednesday, 8th February 2017

Pieta House presents ‘A Night for Pieta’ in the Theatre Royal, in aid of the Kilimanjaro Challenge 2017.

This fundraising night for the Pieta House Kilimanjaro Challenge will feature a host of Waterford talent including the stylistic vocals of David Flynn, Glenn Murphy, Richie Hayes, Waterford Choir Intonations, The Bilberry Goats and will be hosted by WLRfm’s Mary O’Neill.

The newly opened Pieta House in Waterford provides help to people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm.

The fully qualified and professional staff provide a free service to clients and 90% of their income comes from fundraising events such as this.

Tickets for this worthy cause are available from the Theatre Royal box-office from 10am to 4pm daily - phone 051-874402 or from the Theatre Royal website at

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Wednesday, 8th February 2017

The Eigse Players bring their latest production ‘Where’s the Missus’, written by Valerie Sweeney to St Mary’s Hall Slieverue for a run of three nights from

23rd -25th February starting at 8.00pm. A hilarious comedy set in the living room of a small farm holding, it revolves around the attempts of a widow Mary Mulgrew (Marley Irish) to find a

suitable wife for her bachelor son Michael (Michael Shalloe). Michael doesn’t seem as keen as his mother so when all else fails she resorts to speed dating with hilarious results. Their best friends are neighbours Kitty Relihan (Joan Aylward) also a widow and her son Mossie (PJ Irish). The play also features Mary Bennett, Teresa Cranley, Paddy Drennan, Breda Tobin, Angel O’Dwyer, Ann Curran, Kieran Barry and is produced by James Rockett. Will Michael find love, to find out be sure to

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Wednesday, 8th February 2017

Sunday 12th February at 3pm

The Lambert Puppet Theatre is now widely recognised as the premier touring puppet Theatre Company in Ireland.

Hansel and Gretel is a beautifully produced show with large puppets, colourful sets and exquisite lighting. Paula Lambert was the voice of Bosco on TV for seventeen years and indeed Bosco is still a firm favourite with younger children and will make a nostalgic appearance in the opening part of the show.

This show Suitable for ages up to 10 years.

Duration 1 hour 15 min.

Tickets for this beautifully produced show are available from the Theatre Royal box-office (open 10am to 4pm daily) – phone 051-874402 and online at

€12 pp or Family of Four: €40

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Wednesday, 8th February 2017

There’s BIG excitement in John Street this week as GAVIN JAMES comes to play a sold out gig upstairs in Project. Shortt’s will be throwing an After Party for all you Gav fans with plenty of his tunes being played and some great merchandise giveaways. The full line-up for the weekend ahead is as follows:

Friday (10 Feb) – FUSE + GROOVE DJs

Fuse cover a huge range of classic sing-alongs from The Beatles to The Kinks, Creedence to Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen to Bruno Mars, and Primal Scream to Oasis. They are all delivered with brilliant musicianship, super tight harmonies and an infectious energy. Out on the Terrace it’s all about getting into your Friday ‘Groove’ with a party mix of disco, funk & house music.

Saturday (11 Feb) – THE RENEGADES + GOOD TIMES DJs

After raising the roof on many a Friday

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Wednesday, 8th February 2017

With the release of Trainspotting 2, we're going back to the 90s for one night only this Friday 10th January! Think of Preachers, Club LA, The Roxy, Flomotion, Shakedown and you get the picture. We're very lucky to have legendary Preachers Resident DJ Shay Searson in The Reg who loves a bit of Dance & Trance!

Party starts at 10pm so get on your Baggy Jeans and Denim Skirts and Join the Party . . . . anyone in Xworx Jeans gets a free bottle of Prosecco!

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Letters to the Editor


    Travel chaos as strike likely to go aheadWith the Bus Eireann strike for February 20th looking as if it will go ahead it seems that the workers in that particular section of the C.I.E. company will get the overwhelming support from their co-workers in Bus Eireann and Irish Rail. This will mean that public transport in the country will effectively come to a standstill next week. Considering that some bus stations share the same facilities between Bus Eireann and Dublin Bus it is understandable that some p …

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