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Wednesday, 31st July 2013

Saturday August 4th – 9pm

Continuing with Oskars' monthly tribute acts, Saturday, August 3 sees the turn of James Bermingham performing the songs of international superstar, George Michael. The show consists of two hours of George Michael's finest hits such as Faith, Fast Love, Outside and Amazing.

James looks and sounds like the real thing and provides an amazing musical tribute experience to one of the finest singer song-writers of the last three decades.

James hopes to keep the musical brilliance of George Michael alive in his tribute performances to one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time. I don't think you'll be disappointed if you can make it out for one of his great Tribute shows. But hey, make your own decision.

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Wednesday, 31st July 2013

Celtic Championship Wrestling will make its debut at Forum Waterford on Saturday August 10th and is considered Ireland's premier wrestling entity. Founded by Corkonian Lee Cahalane, the company premiered with their debut event the 'Showdown in Bishopstown' in the summer of 2012. Wrestling has always been big business in both Ireland and the UK. Fans clamber for tickets when international brands like the WWE and TNA come to town. Although the Irish fans cherish the opportunity to see world famous superstars like 'John Cena' and 'The Rock' up close and in the flesh, their annual visits leave fans desperate for more hard hitting entertainment. With the inception of Celtic Championship Wrestling, Cahalane honed in on this massive opportunity. His vision alone has attracted fans from all over, with each event selling out weeks in advance. Celtic Championship Wrestling's online presence

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Wednesday, 24th July 2013

Joe Harney and Peter Vogelaar performing in the Waterford Regional Hospital

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust is delighted to announce that Joe Harney and Peter Vogelaar will be performing in the Waterford Regional Hospital (WRH) on Tuesday, July 30th at 1:30 pm as part of its Healing Sounds programme.

Joe and Peter are both well established musicians in Waterford, who started playing together two years ago.

Joe Harney, who currently performs under the name Deaf Joe, released his first album "Burrowings" in 2012. Joe started his musical career as the front man for local Waterford rock band the Deaf Animal Orchestra and then played with Waterford-born folk singer songwriter Katie Kim before going solo.

Peter Vogelaar has been heavily involved in the Jazz scene in Ireland for a number of years and plays regularly as a session musician throughout Europe.

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Wednesday, 24th July 2013

Join us this Saturday 27th of July as we welcome Waterford's hottest talent for the Sunday Sessions at Shortt's Live Music Venue.

The unusual suspects are an energetic, fun band that is no strangers to the stage, both big and small. The boys have been working hard of late both on the push bikes and in the swimming pool, it is well known they look as good as they sound!!

The suspects are quickly becoming known as one of Irelands hardest working bands. With a fusion of music genres and the addition of screaming brass they cater for all ears of all ages and leave audiences pleading for more.

With hundreds of gigs under their belts here at home and further afield you can be sure to have a great night in the very capable hands of The Unusual Suspects.

So see you all

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Wednesday, 24th July 2013

As one of Re:Publik's favourite live acts / production team over the past 10 years, CRAZY P Soundsystem make their Waterford debut at Crystal on Sparoi Bank Holiday Sunday alongside house legends, FISH GO DEEP. Classics such as "Stop Space Return" and "Changes" will be performed live by vocalist Danielle Moore from Crazy P while Greg Dowling & Shane Johnson bring their usual deep style house to set the tone for the night. Tickets are 15 euro and doors open 10.30pm. More info in the coming weeks of Re:Publiks next event to mark their 8th Birthday with one of the best DJs on the planet. Check http://www.republikmusic.net for updates

With one of the best live dance music shows on the planet, Crazy P have

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Wednesday, 24th July 2013

Saturday July 27th Get Down Edits Return to The Terrace @ Shortts Bar John St Waterford for their monthly residence & continue to do what it is they set out to do when they were honoured with the opportunity to run a monthly night in their home town, The aim of Get Down Edits monthly Terrace gig is for the lads (Daz & Martin) to invite some of the likeminded DJ`s they meet on their travels to Play in Waterford alongside them & this time round it's the turn of good friend Maurice Collier who the lads have Dj`ed with @ Fever in Dublin & Electric Elephant Croatia,

Maurice has been a lover of electronic dance music since the late 80's but is a relative newcomer to the art of dj'ing through the emergence of sites like soundcloud and mixcloud he

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Wednesday, 24th July 2013

On weekday evenings, the Coastguard Centre will hold its usual classes in Tai Chi (Tuesday at 7pm), Unislim (Wednesday at 6.30pm) and Yoga (Thursday at 7.30pm). The centre also hosts a weekly meditation group every Saturday morning at 9am. The weekly Life Drawing classes have now finished for the summer but will be starting again in a few months.

The centre sees the opening of three exciting exhibitions this week. In the downstairs gallery, talented and eclectic local artist John Cullinan will begin displaying his work on Thursday, while the upstairs gallery sees the opening of an exhibition by photographer Sinead Boyle on Friday. A new exhibition will also open in the centre's lobby featuring work by Norma Boyle this Thursday.

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Wednesday, 24th July 2013

No Hot Ashes return to Shortt's this Thursday the 25th July to once more rock the house.

No Hot Ashes are an energetic four piece that have been building quite an impressive following over the last twelve months, Playing songs from a host of Genres from Rock, Pop to Hip-Hop Dance and Country.

They are a lively energetic band that play with instruments such as keyboard, guitars, banjos and flute.

Their influences are drawn from artists such as, Men at Work, Johnny Cash, Specials, Calvin Harris, Oasis, Butterfly Band, Estelle, Tina Turner, Adele, Beatles, Jason Mraz, Elbow, Stevie Wonder, Dire Straits, Kings of Leon, Sterophonics, Blood Hound Gang, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Paolo Nutini, Steppenwolf, Jimi Hendrix, Lenny Kravitz, Proclaimers, Bruno Mars, The Comittments, Lynard Skynard and more.

So get on

down to Shortt's for another night of great live music, band is on stage

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Wednesday, 24th July 2013

This Sunday sees the return of the Jam Tarts to the stage at Masons Live Music venue wrap up your weekend in style with the in demand Jam Tarts this very popular 4 piece has been around for over 10 years and in that time has built up a large and loyal following. The band play a wide and varied array of covers from the Beatles, Al Green, Monkees, Cure, Stone Roses to name but a few. The band a very well known for delivering a highly energetic and powerful set catch the Jam Tarts this Sunday 28th July 11.30pm Masons Live Music Venue.

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Wednesday, 24th July 2013

To sit atop a grassy knoll in a blazing summer's day,

To hear the popping furze gold-yellow flowered explode its offspring into being

Like a fireworks show in the bright of a July day.

John Colfer

CREATIVE SUMMER SATURDAY SCHOOL

27th July ~ Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford all classes start at 10.30 – 4.30 pm

Try out a new creative skill this Summer.

Introductory and fun courses in writing, batik and architectural sketching.

Everything is provided (even a small lunch).

Writing for children & young adults

Facilitator: Claire Hennessy from The Big Smoke Writing Factory, Dublin

Unleash your inner JK Rowling and Roald Dahl and kick start that children's book that you've always thought of writing. Great for illustrators, playwrights and budding storytellers too! No experience – to intermediate level. €65.00 per day. Over 18's only.

NB This course is filling up so book early!

Architectural sketching and drawing

Facilitator: Eddie O'Keefe.

Eddie hails from

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  • A Wonderful Harvest

    Even though the weather Gods didn’t exactly play ball over the weekend it doesn’t take away from the fact that this years Waterford Harvest Festival was yet again another wonderful success. It was great to see the streets of the centre of the city so beautifully and thoughtfully decked out. The various food stalls offering tastes from all over were great to wander around. The information and background that each of the stall holders were able to give on the provenance of their food was really interesting an …

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