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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Deserter's Songs 20Th Anniversary Show

Theatre Royal Thursday 19 April

The Theatre Royal hosts a very special gig this Thursday (19 April) when legendary alternative U.S. band Mercury Rev celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their opus 'Deserter's Songs', one of a select number of shows around Europe for this landmark event. Mercury Rev last visited Waterford in 2008 when they played the intimate setting of Electric Avenue, for what many local music fans consider to be one of the best gigs ever held in the city. Now 10 years on, the anticipation for their return is high with just a limited amount of tickets available at the venue on the night. When Mercury Rev's Deserter's Songs was released in 1998, it kick-started one of the greatest, and most unexpected second acts in music history. They had been known for making indie rock

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

It's anoTher BIG weekend of live music at Shortts with 3 top notch, high energy, rock and pop covers acts from Friday to Sunday (see details below). Evan Marshal hosts Boogie Box on Friday night on the terrace with a set of dance music classics to get your weekend off to a flying start while the Good Times Crew bring the funk, disco & house on Saturday night.

FRIDAY

High Definition + Boogie Box

High Definition are 5 young Waterford lads who look sharp and play even sharper. Their set list is filled with feel good rock, pop and funk classics, a perfect soundtrack to kick start your weekend. Evan Marshal hosts 'Boogie-Box' out on the Terrace with a great party mix of dance music classics.

Saturday

No Hot Ashes + Good Times Djs

Shortt's long-time resident band, No Hot Ashes, return to their favourite Saturday

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

ReTech are delighted to welcome the Waterford debut of COSMIN TRG, alongside our their resident Alan Harris on Saturday April 21st. Tickets 10/12 euro and available from EventBrite.

A singular voice, an idiosyncratic approach of Techno and a firm command of the dancefloor have turned Cosmin TRG into one of dance music's ubiquitous figures. Throughout a career spanning almost a decade, Berlin-based Romanian producer and DJ Cosmin Nicolae has released music with Hessle Audio, Hemlock, Running Back, Rush Hour, 50Weapons, buidling a diverse and iconoclastic catalog in the process.

Taking cues from 90s era leftfield electronics, warehouse techno, the pioneers of early lab recordings and minimal film scores, Cosmin TRG has created his own brand of modern, textural sonics in a contemporary context. His flair for abstract, low-end drum section methodology and a natural propensity for sculpting arresting soundscapes out of contrasting

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Saturday, 6 May

Donegal's Little Hours have announced a string of new shows for Spring 2018 (including a stop off at Shortts in Waterford on the May Bank Holiday Saturday), following their sold out headline tour across Ireland & UK and a whirlwind 2017, which included a show stopping set at Electric Picnic. This run of gigs will lead in to the biggest show of their career, when they play the 40,000 capacity RDS Dublin in June with Picture This and Clean Bandit.

Led by vocalist / pianist John Doherty, Little Hours released their number 1 EP "Too Much Patience" which received support from Elton John on his Beats 1 Radio show, especially the track 'Water' which has racked up over 3 million plays on Spotify and 600,000+ views on Youtube . Latest track 'Heavy On You' is also receiving massive national

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Underworld - Rise Of The Lycans

If you've ever watched one of the Underworld movies, and God knows there are a lot to choose from, then you'll know that the whole premise of the films is about the war between vampires and werewolves and how great Kate Beckinsale looks in skin tight rubber. Kate Beckinsale isn't really in this movie which is a bit of a surprise considering that she is the main character in all of the Underworld franchise but the film still is about the war between vampires and werewolves. In this particular case the vampires have the upper hand and have a lot of werewolves working as slaves for them. They also provide protection for humans who have to deal with werewolf incursions on their land. These werewolves are feral and never revert to their human part and

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

From Land & Sea -Ón Talamh & Ón bhFarraige the group show of new work in Joan Clancy Gallery attracted a very nice crowd to the opening last Friday night (April 13).

"We are featured on West Waterford Festival of Food Art Trail and a designated stop on Bus Bia tour of An Gaeltacht so be sure to pop in!"said Joan.

Discover a different view of art at this extraordinary gallery overlooking the sea, which showcases some of the country's best painters which is open daily 11am -5pm until April 22.

"We are delighted to introduce Fiona Cawley who graduated with Distinction from Galway Mayo Institute of Technology in 2015 with a BA in Art & Design and is the recipient of a GMIT Academic Achievement Award.She is shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Art Summer Show 2018 which is quite a strong

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Since its official opening by Senator Grace O'Sullivan on February 15th the 'treelines & skylines' exhibition has been seen and enjoyed by many visitors to Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery. The collection features works from the Waterford's Municipal Art Collection and artwork by Transition Year students whose work references images from the collection.

The student work was created during a short series of workshops during winter 2017. Pupils from Ard Scoil na Mara, the Presentation Convent, De la Salle College and Waterpark College took part. Waterford artist Christine O'Brien

facilitated the workshops and curated the exhibition.

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

When you read a book that is part of a series usually they can also be read as a standalone. Not so this novel. The story of Henning Juul and his quest for justice for his young son Jonas who was killed in a fire stretches back to 2006 and has unfolded over several books.

Some of them have been standalones but this, the finale to the series certainly isn't and you do sort of need to know more than a bit of the back story to understand what is going on. For a start the book begins at the end with Henning being shoved over the side of a boat into a lake with a breeze block tied around his ankles.

It looks as if he is going to his certain doom but you only find this out, plus a lot

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Metallitia play their 2 hour tribute to Metallica at Shortts this Friday (13 April) with doors at 8pm and admission €10, pay at the door. Waterford’s BIGGEST Saturday night out is back with 'Access All Areas’ which has 3 rooms of top quality music [Shortts + Project + Terrace] and 2 heated smoking areas, all through the Shortts alley door. Entertainment details for the rest of the weekend ahead are:

Friday

The Saucebirds + Boogie Box

After the early Metallitia gig, The Saucebirds hit the stage at midnight with 2 hours of the very best of Britpop, including all the BIG tunes from Oasis, Blur, Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, Ocean Colour Scene and all the rest. Evan Marshal hosts 'Boogie-Box’ out on the Terrace with an always 'up for it’ party mix of dance music classics to kickstart your weekend.

Saturday The Renegades +

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Mercury Rev Deserter’S Songs

20Th Anniversary Show Theatre Royal, Thursday 19th April

The Theatre Royal hosts a very special gig next Thursday (19 April) when legendary alternative U.S. band Mercury Rev celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their opus 'Deserter's Songs', one of a select number of shows around Europe for this landmark event. Mercury Rev last visited Waterford in 2008 when they played the intimate setting of Electric Avenue, for what many local music fans consider to be one of the best gigs ever held in the city. Now 10 years on, the anticipation for their return is high with 80% of the tickets already sold. Remaining tickets can be purchased online at http://www.theatreroyal.ie, the Theatre Royal box office or at 051 874402, with a limited amount also available at the venue on the night.

When Mercury Rev’s Deserter’s Songs was

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