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Wednesday, 15th March 2017


There was a big brouhaha about this film as it came out around the time that it's star Brad Pitt was divorcing Angelina Jolie.

After watching the movie you'll probably be thinking that this is the sort of film that needs all the publicity that it needs, good, bad or indifferent. From the very beginning the movie is weighed down with cinematic history. If you are going to set a Second World War love story in any place on earth then setting it in Casablanca has to be one of the most audacious moves that a screen writer can make. It is in this city that Brad Pitt, a Canadian who has signed up to fight for the British, meets up with a French resistance fighter, played by Marion Cotillard, to plan and carry out the killing of a top German

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Between Land And Sea & Further Beyond involving drama about Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor, who comes to the aid of a group of nuns, many of whom have been raped by Soviet soldiers.

Based on real events, director Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel) explores this fraught situation with great humanity and sensitivity.

Mathilde protects the nuns not only from further attacks but also from the Mother Superior who'd prefer to conceal the scandal at all costs.

The Innocents is an emotionally layered, tender and insightful drama. The complexities of trauma and shame are deftly and sensitively handled through the prism of faith and compassion.

The Innocents screens in Garter Lane Arts Centre on Sunday, March 12th at 7.30pm. Booking 051-855038 &

Two contrasting Irish made documentaries are on the running order in Garter Lane Arts Centre next week. Between Land and

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Applications are now being invited for the thirteenth annual Ted & Mary O’Regan Arts Bursary.

The Bursary was inaugurated in 2005 to honour the memory of one of Waterford’s best loved and respected couples. The purpose of the Award is to assist an individual or individuals, either from or with a strong connection to Waterford City or County, to pursue and develop their chosen arts discipline.

Applicants should note that the criteria for the Bursary are open and flexible and that people of all ages may apply. Whilst the Bursary has, in the past facilitated recipients to attend a third level arts course, this is not a pre-requisite. The Award will aim to fill the financial gap which prohibits an arts worker or arts student of any age or any arts discipline achieving their artistic goal.

The Bursary is funded by a combination

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Author: David Young Price 8.99 Euro

by Marco Vichi Translated by Stephen Sartarelli Published by Hodder & Stoughton Price €25

The first novel in this series, published just a couple of years ago, won the Crime Writer's Association's award for Best Historical novel.

Now the follow-up, Stasi Wolf, is on the shelves continuing the story of Karin Muller, a detective in the East German police. What made the first novel such a success was the time period, the 1970's, that the book was set in, where it was set as well as the sheer lack of understanding that most people here in the West had/have for what went on there. What we do know is that the Stasi, the secret police, were everywhere and controlled practically every section of East German life. Their reach was enormous and if you got on the wrong

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Quangodelic band leader Pat Allot says that April Fool’s Day is the perfect time for a gig by the fourteen-piece ensemble, whose performances include papier maché animal masks, frequent mutiny in the form of break-out jams, and lots of dancing. “We don't care how stupid we look; we just care about FUNK,” says Pat, who frequently plays while wearing a home-made puffin mask. “Pure wonky Funk. We play live music that people can get sweaty to. We play party music. We are the party.”

Quangodelic have been building up a cult following with regular gigs in their hometown of Cork, as well as in DeBarra’s in Clonakilty, Townlands Carnival in Macroom, Elysian Circus and Kfest in Killorglin.

But Waterford holds a special place in their heart; several band members hail from the Déise, including Tramore-born drummer Conor Gilligan, and gigs in The

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Art encourages us to take brief moments out of our hectic lives to pause and reflect and it is with this in mind that a group of local artists from the South East are exhibiting their creations at an event aptly named ‘Art on The Island - A Celebration of Irish Art’. It takes place on The Island at the Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort.

Running over a weekend in April - Saturday 8th 12- 6pm, Sunday 9th 12-5pm it will feature an exhibition and sale of original watercolours, oils on canvas, acrylics on canvas, mixed media, prints at the golf club house, watercolour demonstrations, a masterclass & meet the artist session, an outdoor walking art trail and much more.

Some of the artists involved include Mailo Power, Alfonso Santoni, Jonathan Frisby, Julie Dowling, kate Kos Studios, Sarah Hogan and Ludmila

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Theatre Royal, Saturday 18th March

On Saturday 18th March the critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Declan O’Rourke returns to the Theatre Royal stage following the release of his brand new album “In Full Colour” featuring the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. The album includes re-worked and reimagined material from over a decade’s worth of music across Declan’s career, along with some brand new tracks including the acclaimed ‘Children Of 16’.

A consummate and versatile performer, his songs mesmerize, whether performed solo, with a band, a string quartet, or full concert orchestra.

Declan plays to sold-out crowds here in Ireland and regularly tours in Europe, America and Australia.

Show Starts at 8pm – Tickets: €22. Available from the box-office. Phone 051-874402 or go to

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

Thursday 16th March in the Tower Hotel. Tickets €15

Music By Seattle, Avalon, Pat Comerford, Bim Connors, Dasher Bolger & Troy-Baldwin Academy Dancers.

Tickets available at the Solas Centre or the Tower Hotel. Contact Frankie McEvoy on 087-6853975.

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017

SOME of Ireland’s finest acting talent are getting back together for a nationwide tour of Jim Nolan’s brilliant Johnny I hardly knew ye , which kicks off in Garter Lane Theatre for one night only Monday, March 20th at 8pm before playing a further nine venues around the country, funded by the Arts Council and Waterford City & County Council. It is a cast of extraordinary talent, which includes Michael Hayes, Garrett Keogh, Ciaran McMahon, Ema Lemon and Deirdre Monaghan, directed by the author. Tickets €21/€16 Garter Lane Friends & concs on 051-855038 or

Garrett Keogh plays the role of Stephen Coyne, an old school journalist of the highest, and finest order. An experienced actor of stage and screen, Garrett played major roles at the Abbey and the Gate, on Broadway, the West End, Australia, New Zealand, Hong

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Wednesday, 8th March 2017

You don't want to miss the stage production of Alan Parkers world famous musical Bugsy Malone that will hit the Theatre Royal stage for six performances from Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th April at 7.30pm nightly and also a matinee performance on Saturday 15th at 2.30pm.

Southeastern Theatre Group Waterford make a welcome return to the Theatre Royal following their recent stunning production of Starlight Express. Bugsy Malone is packed with fantastic songs that include Fat Sam's Grand Slam, My Name Is Tallulah, Tomorrow, Bad Guys, So You Wanna Be A Boxer, I'm Feeling Fine, You Give A Little Love and many many more. What better way to keep the kids occupied during the Easter mid term break than a visit to this all action musical comedy that tells the story of two half-witted street gangs that go head to head.

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Letters to the Editor


    Republican Icon diesThe death of Martin McGuinness in Derry yesterday morning brings to an end the life of one of the most remarkable Republicans ever in the history of the movement. A person who made the transition from violent militarism to a key figure in the peace process in Northern Ireland. He died aged 66 in Derry’s Altanagelvin Hospital with his family by his bedside.A former member of the IRA’S Army Council he became Sinn Fein’s Chief negotiator in the peace process. He led the Sinn Fein P …

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