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Tuesday, 11th June 2013

Some fifty years after her death and largely forgotten by the city that informed so much of her work, renowned playwright Teresa Deevy was finally acknowledged by Waterford Civic Trust on Wednesday evening June 5th at a reception in the Medieval Museum. A Waterford Civic Trust Blue Plaque has now been erected in her honour on her Waterford home place of Landscape on Passage Road.

Teresa Deevy was born in Waterford in 1894, the youngest child of business man Edward Deevy and his wife Mary.

At the event on Wednesday night last in Waterford two of Ireland's foremost literary scholars attended and spoke about the importance of Teresa Deevy's work. Dr. Eibhear Walshe BA, MA, PhD, Ceard Teastas, is a senior lecturer in the School of English at UCC and a recognised writer and biographer of some of Ireland's great literary figures.

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Tuesday, 11th June 2013

There has been a change to the venue and date of the Summer Evening with Jane Austen in Lismore. Owing to the early summer closure of The Design Workshop in Lismore, this event will now take place on Sunday 23rd June at The Deanery alongside Lismore Cathedral.

Empire Line Productions is hosting this salute to Jane Austen and to all "things Regency", in commemoration of this much loved writer.

If you are a fan of Jane Austen and her novels, or interested in Regency handicrafts and etiquette, or simply wish to enjoy a sedate evening of refreshing Regency tidbits, sublime conversation, edible Regency delicacies and general hilarity – then this event is for you.

Savor some typical Regency delicacies, taste a glass of tipple of the day and hear all about forgotten handicrafts such as - drizzling, quilling, paper-cutting, netting and much more…

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Tuesday, 11th June 2013

In late 2012 Waterford Youth Arts asked James Rockett to put pen to paper and see if he could make the JFK story relevant to today's teenagers. James has a lifelong interest in US history, politics and particularly John F. Kennedy and when we saw that 2013 was JFK's anniversary of his death and his visit to Ireland we asked James to have a go. The result is a new play called 'Brothers of a Dream' which will be staged in garter lane in early September. James has created a story around three brothers living today and their lives and one of them has an obsession with JFK and so the audience will see parallels with the Kennedy story. Director Jason Byrne is very happy with the play and feels the young people in the WYA summer theatre project will

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Tuesday, 11th June 2013

Festival of Travel Writing, Lismore

Lismore, County Waterford will be the place to a literal journey across the globe this June 13 to 16, a wordy programme of events is in place for the 11th Immrama Festival of Travel Writing, which takes place in the picturesque town of Lismore in county Waterford.

Some of the world's top international travel writers will descend upon the heritage town of Lismore enthralling audiences with tales of their travels and adventures including one of the world's most highly-regarded travel writers, Paul Theroux who will take to the stage at Immrama on Saturday, June 15 at 3pm. Perhaps best known for Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and The Great Railway Bazaar, his most recent work is The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari.

Later on June 15, British writer, journalist and broadcaster, Simon Winchester

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Tuesday, 11th June 2013

The Theatre Royal on The Mall in the cultural heart of the city is looking forward to welcoming visitors both local and tourist into the historic building this summer. From Tuesday 25th June the theatre will host guided tours to the very bowels of this historic building. For only €5 get a taste of what it's like to stand on the stage in all its glory.

The summer box office hours are Tuesday and Friday from 10am to 1pm and Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 3.30pm. Ticket purchases can be availed of by phone on 051 874402 or in person and online ticketing is available 24 hours a day on http://www.theatreroyal.ie.

The venue continues to house the Waterford Municipal Art Collection and invites all to come and view while enjoying the excellent facilities of the Cafe Royal which is complimented

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Tuesday, 11th June 2013

After an amazing first two previews and a triumphant opening, On the Razzle by Tom Stoppard at Garter Lane Theatre continues for two weeks only until Saturday 22nd June. Directed by Jim Nolan, the amazing cast and crew have created a fabulous evening's entertainment in the theatre which will make it the smash hit of the summer season, supported by the Arts Council and Waterford City Council. Tickets from €12.50 on 051-855038 or http://www.garterlane.ie (no booking fee).

"Apart from Jumpers and The Importance of Being Earnest there may be no script in English funnier than On the Razzle." London Observer.

Tom Stoppard has had an illustrious career in writing for radio, television, film and the stage, receiving four Tony awards and in 1998 an Academy Award for the screenplay for the film Shakespeare in Love. On the Razzle is a

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Tuesday, 11th June 2013

Andrew Lloyd Webber's record breaking Musical The Phantom Of The Opera will be staged at Waterford's Theatre Royal in October this year by South Eastern Theatre Group and now is your chance to to be part of this stunning production. Open auditions will be held on Sunday 30th June at David Hennessy Stage School Lacken Wood Business Park Waterford at 11am to 2pm for singing and 3pm to 5.30pm for call backs and a dance work shop. You will be required to attend both the singing and also the dance work shop & call backs. If you are aged between 16 and 21 and you would like to be part of South Eastern Theatre Group who recently brought Les Miserables and Miss Saigon to the Waterford stage this is your chance, all those intending to audition will be required to

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

Waterford Kickboxing Association (WKA) in conjunction with Forum Waterford are running "FIGHT CLUB AT THE FORUM" a white collar boxing tournament in aid of local charities. This tournament, the first of its kind in Waterford will run for the month of July at Forum Waterford on every Friday and Saturday night. With teams taking part from Kilkenny, Carlow and Dublin this event has become a regional competition and now County pride is at stake. With Waterford being well represented in the tournament hopes are high that one of the Deise teams will take home the inaugural title. Besides being a great way to stay fit over the summer, training for all who wish to compete will be available at the Waterford Kickboxing Association's gym at the Northern Industrial Estate and details of how to sign up can be obtained by

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

A fabulous night was enjoyed at the Theatre Royal Friday 24th May at South Eastern Theatre Groups last night production of Miss Saigon when Mary Aylward became the first recipient of The Tommy and Tina Carey (T&T Coaches) sponsored Denny Corcoran Unsung Hero Award.

David Hennessy and Brian Collins felt it was time to honour those who have

giving their life voluntarily to help the cause of Musical Theatre in Waterford City. It was an emotional night for many reasons, especially when Denny

Corcoran appeared onstage and the audience collectively rose up out of their seats in appreciation and applause of a man who has dedicated most of his life to making musical theatre in Waterford city. Mary Aylward, a woman who has worked 40 years in the theatre business was overwhelmed when she became the first recipient of this prestigious award, she

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

Kidnap Alice a top uk band who have played Glastonbury & Bestival are touring Ireland for the 1st time and are due to play at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford on Weds 12th June in aid of Comhairle na nÓg. Members of Nuada, the national award winning young trad band are the support act. Tickets are only €5 and are available now from Seasons, Blasta Wholefoods and members of Comhairle na nÓg. Doors Open at 6.15pm.

Info available from Ria on 087 2257983 or check out our facebook page Charity Vintage Tea Rooms.

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