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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

South East Culture Award Winners Stagemad Theatre Company continue to embrace and support new Waterford playwrights and this May is no exception when they bring The World Premiere of ‘Salvation' by Alan Cliff to the Garter Lane Stage. Salvation is running from Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th @8pm.

With a preview night Tuesday 21st @8pm. Tickets are now on sale at Garter Lane Box Office 051 855038 or online http://www.garterlane.ie Wed 22nd to Sat 25th tickets €15. €12/50 concession. All tickets for the preview are €10 you are strongly advised to book early for a night of pure theatre! Salvation is a murder mystery. Come and see this spellbinding drama. Can you spot the killer? Twists and turns a plenty! A play that delves into the lives of our ancestors. Set in an Irish Workhouse mortuary in 1850, Salvation

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

Exhibition at Tramore Coast Guard Station

An exhibition by artist Teresa Moran is on display from 5th to 28th April at the Tramore Coast Guard Station, an historic building with an Arts Centre and coffee shop.

Teresa, who grew up in Carrick-on-Suir, studied the techniques of the old Masters in Italy for two years. Some of her landscapes, which include the Comeragh Mountains and Slievenamon, can be viewed at http://www.artbyteresamoran.com Her angel artwork is done in the style of Italian Renaissance artists, as featured on her website http://www.halosandwings.com .

The Coast Guard Station art exhibition features Teresa's latest Landscapes and new Angel paintings. It opens at 7pm Friday 5th April and Teresa would be delighted to welcome visitors there until 8.30pm. Enjoy a stroll along the Doneraile Walk with breathtaking views over Tramore Bay, and call into the Coast

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

Dr.Peter Jordan To Open New Exhibition L'armoire By Kathleen Delaney In Garter Lane Arts Centre Friday 5 April At 7PM.

Garter Lane Arts Centre is proud to announce, L'Armoire; an exhibition of painting, textiles and sculpture by Kathleen Delaney. Join us on Friday 5 April for a wine reception with special guest Dr. Peter Jordan.

In L'Armoire, there is a dialogue between the inner and the outer worlds, the external reflecting the internal, a mirror in time. These works investigate the armour worn out into the world. Kathleen Delaney takes the image of a wardrobe merged and entwined with a living root system that serves to ground the object. In her series of drawing/collages she uses the written word along with a reworked image of a Chippendale press. Images of clothing appear in some of the pieces, where in others there are

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

Did you catch Kodakid's last gig in Shortt's? It was one of those nights that made you proud to be from the Deise!!,

The sultry sounds of original rock and roll was drifting across Johns street, It acted as a magnet as music lovers flocked in their droves to support one of their own as the continue their assault on the Irish music scene, and boy did the foursome deliver that night, Friday the 5th of April is one for your book, be there!! "Waterford foursome Kodakid clearly did their homework before creating 'Shake Skin', a sultry, swagger-drenched piece of blues rock that could easily be a lost Black Keys number. Look out for the dirty guitar solo at the end - totally predictable yet totally worth it." Celina Murphy

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

Check out the Dead Heavys Friday the 12th of April as we welcome them back to Shortt's Live Music Venue, Waterford Five-Piece The Dead Heavys Burst Onto The Irish Music Scene From Seemingly Nowhere In 2012, Armed With A Set Full Of Modern Day Anthems Set To A Pyschedelic Groove. Their Debut Ep Produced By Jagz Kooner( Kasabian,Primal Scream) Was Quickly Snapped Up And Playlisted On Irish Daytime Radio While Uk Trade Bible Music Week Selected The Band For Their Best Of Irish 2012 Playlist. With A Successful Run Of Summer Gigs, Including Spots At Some Of The Major Irish Festivals Already Under Their Belt, The Dead Heavys Look Set To Make A Big Impression In 2013. What The Critcs Say

'The Dead Heavys deal a psychedelic-tinged guitar-pop that could easily grab a whole stadium full of post oasis fans as

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

Sunday the 7th of April welcomes the Saucebirds back to 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 Monkeys,

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Tuesday, 2nd April 2013

Saturday the 6th of April is set to rock in Shortt's as we welcome back one of our favourite bands Lebowski will be on stage from 11.30pm. Waterford has always been proud of its musical heritage and we have a rather large pool of talent to pick from. Lebowski will be on hand to help you forget your troubles for a while as they transport you on what can only be described as a musical journey. Over the past number of years the band has been drawing their influences from many genres and produce a slick no nonsense live performance every time. In short you will not be disappointed with the bands energy as they never fail to disappoint. So that's your Friday night sorted, so get on down to Shortt's Live Music Venue, band on stage from 10.30pm.For all

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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

"U Can’t Touch This", "Rhythm Of The Night", "Gangster’s Paradise", "It’s My Life", "Maniac", "Ice Ice Baby", "Pump Up The Jam", "I Like To Move It", "Mr Vain", "Free From Desire", "Jump Around", "Never Forget", "Imsonia" and "Born Slippy" are just some of the 90s Club smashes that Ireland’s favourite party band, SMASH HITS, will be playing at The Forum this Bank Holiday Sunday as they return to their favourite Irish venue for a MASSIVE Easter Party. Their Easter Party for each of the last two years have been full houses, so get down to The Forum early, doors are 10.30pm with the band on stage at 11pm, followed by a retro 90s DJ set by Beat 102 103’s Pete Windle. Smash Hits’ mission as always is to bring FUN back to the clubs of Ireland and their winning formula

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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

Irish tour 2013

"Reginald D Hunter joins the top rank of stand-up comedians working today…A comedian going for broke, flying in the face of received opinion in a way that is simply exhilarating." Times

One of the most supremely talented comedians working today, Reginald D. Hunter has been embraced by Irish audiences over the past few years. He has headlined festivals across the country including Electric Picnic, The Cat Laughs, and Galway Arts Festival. He is one of those rare talents who consistently delivers insightful, intelligent humour while making it all look easy. Reginald D. Hunter returns to

Ireland for a sixteen date tour in March/April, including a Waterford debut at The Forum on Saturday, 6th April. Tickets are on sale now at Next Door (Forum), 871111 and

http://www.forumwaterford.com , service charge applies.

"His presence

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Wednesday, 27th March 2013

Mack Fleetwood, Europe’s premier tribute to the super-group Fleetwood Mac, make a return visit to Forum Waterford on Saturday, 27th April, after a fantastic debut show at the same venue last summer. Mack Fleetwood will bring you on a magical musical journey from the Peter Green blues era to the multi-platinum selling Anglo/American band that still tour today. They deliver a spellbinding show and will be playing Fleetwood Mac classics from all eras including "Dreams", "Don’t Stop", "Go Your Own Way", "Rhiannon", "The Chain", "Little Lies", "Albatross", "Black Magic Woman", "Gypsy" and "Oh Diane". Tickets (?15) are on sale now at Next Door (Forum Waterford), 051 871111 and http://www.forumwaterford.com

Originally the "Best White Blues Band" to come out of the 60s, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac

had several memorable hits

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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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