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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Have you got your tickets yet?

Enjoy an intergenerational party atmosphere where all ages are welcome so bring the whole family for a magical night out to remember.

Put your glad rags on and have a ball dancing the night away to live music from the amazing and versatile 7-piece band 'Turn You Loose'. There will be entertainment, prizes, refreshments and surprises for only a Tenner!!

The evening will include the first screening of a short film made in Waterford. 'The Green Dress' is a beautiful and tender exchange through dance and conversation between two women across the generations.

The theme is GREEN so come dressed head to toe or just a hint! Get your green outfit ready and be in for a chance to win the 'Best Dressed' prize!!!

THE BIG GREEN BALL Saturday 25th May at 7.30 in the Tower Hotel. Tickets only

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

The College of the Ozarks Concert Band, a 35 piece concert band from Missouri, USA will perform with Cór Fear na nDéise, the men's choir from Co Waterford Gaeltacht of An Rinn.

This cultural extravaganza will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday May 23rd in Lawlors Hotel, Dungarvan in aid of Helvick Lifeboat Station. Tickets costing €15 each or two for €25 will include a wine reception at 7pm.

Conducted by Dr Bruce A. Gerlach, the Ozarks Concert Band is quite varied and often includes Toccata (Girolamo Fescobaldi), Symphonic Suite from Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves (Micahel Kamien), Shenandoah (Frank Ticheli), Overture from The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart), Washington Post and Stars and Stripes Forever marches (J.P. Sousa), Festive Overture (Shostakovich), Concertino for Clarinet, Op.26 (Carl Maria von Weber), The Hellcat Concerto, a medley of traditional bugle calls arranged in an upbeat

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

"African Renaissance"

The 50th African Union (AU) Day celebrations, organised by the Pan – African Organisation will be held on Saturday June 1st at Forum Waterford, The Glen, Waterford.

The Waterford Pan-African Organisation consists of members from the diverse African countries in Waterford and its environs. Its mission is to promote, preserve and stimulate African Cultural Heritage and intercultural values that aim to incorporate the values of our own society. The group also aims to promote patriotism, good sense of responsibility, discipline and moral uprightness among Africans with the view to projecting the positive image of Africa as a whole.

It is a free family oriented event with a program that will showcase a rich African cultural heritage. The schedule of events on the day will include African Traditional Cultural Dance, African Singers/Dancers, Fashion Show, Eyo Masquerade Display, Ethnic Food Tasting, Afro/Irish Choir,

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Mowgli's Adventures

Embark on a thrilling, adventure-filled journey of a boy named Mowgli as he makes his way to the man village with Bagheera, the wise panther at the Theatre Royal on Saturday 1st June at 8pm. Along the way he meets jazzy King Louie, the hypnotic snake Kaa and the lovable, happy-go-lucky bear Baloo, who teaches Mowgli "The Bare Necessities" of life and the true meaning of friendship. Swing into a jungle of fun with the students of Centre Stage School of Dance. A night of entertainment for all the family at the Theatre royal on Saturday 1st June and tickets are €20/ €15 con and are available through the box office on 051 874402 or online at http://www.theatreroyal.ie.

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

A family picnic day will be hosted in the Ballybricken green area to showcase the beauty, talent and history of the area and to highlight the vibrant community spirit which exists in this old and historic inner city area of Waterford.

In acknowledging the richness and diversity of this tradition we envisage the day offering a platform for interested groups and individuals to present and explore opportunities for the area to be revitalised and reinvigorated. The day is not solely a celebration of the area's past but an opportunity to build upon that history in a way which ensures its continuing vibrancy and relevance- culturally, economically and socially.

Taking place on July 6th with music by local musicians to follow.

Mrs Doyle cuppa tea workshops and prized cuppa tea competition.

Sports skills workshops with the GAA and FAI.

Sports Day: 4 different competitions every hour.

Community

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Tuesday, 21st May 2013

Waterford's Kodakid named in Final Five of National Search for Ireland's Next Big Thing

The public has spoken. Hot Press is pleased to announce that Kodakid from Waterford has been selected in the Final Five of The Big Break brought to you by Alcatel One Touch.

The other contenders still in the running, as we enter the final stage of competition are: Katie Laffan, Miracle Bell, The Scenes and Third Smoke.

It's been a roller-coaster ride, votes came in, in their tens of thousands, from all over Ireland and further afield which shows the support out there for the finalists.

With support slots for The Minutes, Delorentos and The Noisettes under their belt, Kodakid are four young men in a hurry. Formed three years ago, they've honed an energetic indie sound ripe with cross-over potential. With radio starting to get behind the group, bright

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

End Of Exams Blowout

UV5 are one of Ireland's high energy party bands, comprising of four accomplished musicians,the bands sound is quite similar to that of Ireland's top nightclubs.UV5 cover the most up to date artists such as LMFAO. Jason Derulo,Neyo all the way back to Gun's n Roses.

With such a versatile and hit filled set and electric on stage energy and presence UV5 are a sure crowd pleaser.Don't miss your chance to see these guys you wont be disappointed Wed 15th May @ Masons live music venue.

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

End Of Exams Blowout

UV5 are one of Ireland's high energy party bands, comprising of four accomplished musicians,the bands sound is quite similar to that of Ireland's top nightclubs.UV5 cover the most up to date artists such as LMFAO. Jason Derulo,Neyo all the way back to Gun's n Roses.

With such a versatile and hit filled set and electric on stage energy and presence UV5 are a sure crowd pleaser.Don't miss your chance to see these guys you wont be disappointed Wed 15th May @ Masons live music venue.

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

Mike O' Riordan is a singer/songwriter with a vast array of material from the classics to modern he has the ability to get the crowd on the dancefloor and keep them there so be advised comfy shoes are advisable as you will find yourself getting down on the dancefloor. Mike is live Thursday 16th May 11pm @ Masons Bar

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Wednesday, 15th May 2013

Mike O' Riordan is a singer/songwriter with a vast array of material from the classics to modern he has the ability to get the crowd on the dancefloor and keep them there so be advised comfy shoes are advisable as you will find yourself getting down on the dancefloor. Mike is live Thursday 16th May 11pm @ Masons Bar

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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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