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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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Wednesday, 24th July 2013

Substance 3rd of August – The best place for electronic music during Spraoi, and over the bank holiday weekend.

Substance is back again with an all day beat bonanza on The Terrace in Revolution. Another jam packed day with only the best in electronic music for Waterford's passionate fan base. The Waterford scene is on the rise again and this time Substance brings you 8DJ's with 8 hours of beats and free food included. The day will provide a wonderful mix of Waterford's best talent, moving through Tech House and Techno throughout the day. Line up includes Niall Power, Dean Myler, Sean Quinn, Kieran Bolger, Karsten Cullen, Alan Harris, Tom Bolger and Smurf. Full details check out http://www.facebook.com/substancewaterford

The event is being run in partnership with BPM Junction. Tickets are just €5 for music all day with food included. All

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Wednesday, 24th July 2013

waterfordfilmforall and Garter Lane Arts Centre presents

Good Vibrations (15A)

Terri Hooley is a music loving rebel in 1970s Belfast when the bloody conflict known as the Troubles shuts down his city. As all his friends take sides and some even take up arms, Terri opens a record shop on the most bombed half-mile in Europe and calls it Good Vibrations. Through it he discovers a compelling voice of resistance in the city's underground punk scene. Good Vibrations is one of the few films about the troubles that leaves you with a smile on your face.

Winner of Galway Film Fleadh Audience Award Good Vibrations proves that teenage dreams are so hard to beat. It screens for one night only in Garter Lane Cinema on Sunday July 28th at 8pm. Tickets €7.50 & €6.00 concession available in

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Wednesday, 24th July 2013

The inaugural Visual Artists Ireland (VAI) Pop-Up 'Common Room' Café takes place on Saturday 27th July at Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford, between 2 to 5pm. It is being hosted by Christine O'Brien Shanahan in conjunction with VAI and Avenue Festival.

Guest speaker Mr Noel Kelly, Director of VAI, will lead a facilitated discussion around 'the morphology of artist led structures'. Visual artists based in the South East are invited to get together for coffee. The event, which is open to non VAI members, is particularly relevant to artist collectives.

VAI developed 'The Common Room Social Network' web site for the Visual Arts to assist artists, art professionals and public in meeting people and staying connected. 'The Common Room' seeks to promote mutual understanding among members by highlighting practices, commonalities, and experiences through forums, blogs, photos, and videos.

The afternoon

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