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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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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

On Saturday and Sunday, June 8th and 9th 2013, the Dunmore East Rambling Festival, a not for profit community group, welcomes visitors to explore the wonderful walks around our stunning coastline. The Dunmore East Rambling Festival is a bi-annual weekend walking event that takes place in and around the picturesque fishing village of Dunmore East. The Rambling Festival has been successfully running since 2010, organised and coordinated by a group of local volunteers with a passion for walking. The festival offers a range of easy to moderate walks, from 5km to 11km in length and taking from 1.5 hours to 3.5 hours in duration. There are a total of six different walks scheduled at various times over the weekend so you can choose a preferred trail. The Rambling Festival is open to everyone from beginners to experienced walkers, from old

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

As the original 2,500 tickets put on sale for Madness at Daytripper have now sold out, the organisers have just put another 2,500 on sale for Saturday 29 June, to satisfy the demand for the first visit to Waterford by the Nutty boys from London. Tickets for Madness and the other Daytripper headline acts; Imelda May (28 June) and The Coronas (30 June), are on sale now at Next Door (Forum Waterford), 051 87 11 11 and http:www.daytripper.ie.

The event organisers are also happy to announce a second stage for Daytripper in association with Waterford Credit Union. Over the weekend this stage will give a platform to some amazing new acts from around the country (Roisin O, Cat Dowling, Big September, The Scenes) and from the city itself (The Dead Heavys, Fighting Spiders, Skazoo, Kodakid, Gypsi Swing). And as announced last

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

WIT students from BSc (Hons) Entertainment Systems, have been shortlisted for a major International Radio Award at the annual New York Festivals Event. This is the equivalent of the Academy Awards for radio production and the students have been nominated alongside some of the best broadcasters in the world, including the BBC, ABC, American NPR and some closer to home, RTE Radio 1, Lyric FM, Newstalk and Today FM.

WIT has been shortlisted in the Best Radio Drama category for its 'Alternative Nativity Play', a comedy retelling of the classic nativity story set in modern day Ireland. It was scripted, performed, recorded, edited and mixed by 4 third year students from BSc (Hons) Entertainment Systems: Sarah Loh, Paul Hassett, Lukas Pinczura and Stephen Walsh. The radio play was their final assignment in the Broadcasting Technology module and was broadcast on Beat

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

After their last gig here arriving early is highly advised Saturday 15th of June is one for your book as we welcome back the high flying Solar Taxi.

On the live scene, the band has won over many new fans on stage, having shared the bill with 50 Cent & The Faithless Sound System, and more recently opening for Roxette in the O2 Arena in Dublin.

And now they are ready to release their debut LP on September 21st. Energetic, diverse, soulful & rammed with catchy tunes, the much anticipated debut album Broken Brother's Secret Bells is the result of a year and a half's intensive song-writing and recording. It soaks up a wide range of influences ranging from Goldfrapp and Fever Ray to Daft Punk to Nikka Costa. The album delivers an eclectic mix of sounds which makes it hard to

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

Friday 7th of June welcomes the Saucebirds back to Waterford's No.1 Live venue, Shortt's and once more we will be guaranteed another slick performance, since the bands conception a few months back they have been working hard to cement themselves as one of Waterford's most sought after live acts.

Their set list comprises of brit pop classics through to gritty rock anthems all of which combined with some serious musical talent makes for nothing short of a show not to be missed.

Waterfords newest cover band The Saucebirds is not new to Waterford audiences at all. The band consists of five talented handpicked musicians who have played the Waterford music scene over the years with Soul Reazon, Beef, Resin, The Remedees, Empire and Mad Ferritt.

Picking the best rocking tunes from these sets including The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, Blur, Oasis, Supergrass, The Arctic

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

is coming to town!

From the people that brought you Cats and the people that brought you Guys and dolls/Seussical, Ignite Productions are delighted to announce the fusion of Vicki Graham and Richie & Erica Hayes for this summer's hottest ticket in town. This production will star some of Waterford's best known and loved performers!

THE BROADWAY MUSICAL FOR ADULTS

Irreverently witty and outright uproarious, Avenue Q is the musical story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate who arrives in New York City looking for love, a job, and his purpose in life. The only neighbourhood he can afford is the multicultural Avenue Q, where Sesame Street-esque puppets rub shoulders with humans. Part felt, part flesh, Avenue Q is packed with songs that are surprisingly poignant and only occasionally PC.

On Sun 9th June Ignite Productions will hold auditions for the parts of Nicky,

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

Saturday 8th of June welcomes the return of Waterford's hottest property, be prepared to be infected by a musical performance that will leave you nothing else but short of breath, The Suspects are a Waterford based band who in their brief yet exciting life so far has managed to climb the entertainment ladder and perform in some of Ireland's top venues and alongside some of the countries most sought after bands. With a jam packed calendar this is certainly one of Ireland's hardest working groups. The powerful stage performance creates an almost enigmatic symbiotic relationship between the crowd and the band as people are brought through dynamic and diverse genres of music, from the trumpet grooves of Stevie Wonder, the reggae beats of Bob Marley, the classic scream of Led Zeppelin, the modern flow of Bruno Mars and the spine

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    Rush to CriticismThere are not many people who at this stage have not heard about the Cash family and what happened to them. The mother and six of her children had to seek accommodation in the Tallaght Garda Station last week as they had absolutely nowhere to turn to. It led to an outcry as pictures of the young children sleeping on seats were posted to social media by the mother.Understandably there were a lot of people who were saddened to see that in this day and age that a family had to resor …

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