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Wednesday, 29th March 2017

The Ashes of Berlin

Author: Luke McCallin Published by No Exit Press Price e15

by Marco Vichi Translated by Stephen Sartarelli Published by Hodder & Stoughton Price €25

The war is over but still Berlin is in a fevered state of paranoia as people try to rebuild their lives and their city. A major part of

rebuilding some semblance of a normal life is bringing in a new and completely non partisan police force. Gregor Reinhardt used to be a policeman starting out in the old glory days of the Kripo before the Nazis got their hands on the force. During the war he worked in the war crimes commission and in the later stages in the elite Brandenburger corps.

Now he is back in Berlin trying to put his life back together, living with the elderly widow of an old colleague and another colleague

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Wednesday, 29th March 2017

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT)

presents a return performance by singer song writer Susan O’Neill (SON) in the foyer of

University Hospital Waterford on Monday, 3rd April at 1:30 pm as part of its Healing Sounds in the foyer programme.

Susan O’Neill is no stranger to the stage, for the last four years she has sang with festival favourites King Kong Company and Waterford Rock band Propeller Palms.

Her music is inspired by many genres and influences including KT Tunstall, Stevie Nicks, Norah Jones, Simon and Garfunkel and many Irish folk legends.

She now releases her own album summing up her younger years with an energetic and dramatic approach. The album ‘Found myself lost’ captures the journey from teenager to adulthood with a lyrical reflection of autobiographical truths. Written from the heart, this empowering debut forces the listener to confront their own passions.

Her song

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Wednesday, 29th March 2017

Easter Concert at The Folly

On Friday April 7th at 8pm a beautiful evening will take place in the surrounds of the Sacred Heart Church, The Folly.

As we approach Easter what better way than a concert of reflective music and poetry to enhance the spiritual season that it is. Local, National, and International musicians will come together to deliver repertoire from opera to pop, in what will be one of the most unique and inspiring events in the city this month.

Project Music Management will bring you an evening not to be missed, as they continue to deliver on their philosophy of unique and innovative events, accessible to all, with positivity, honesty and openness at the core of all they do.

Award winning musicians, top class repertoire, beautiful poetry, all bound together by the dulcet tones of Harry Flynn, will leave you spiritually

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Wednesday, 29th March 2017

An upright piano will be placed in John Roberts Square, Waterford City, for the public to play as part of international celebrations of Piano Day on Wednesday, 29th March, between 9am-6pm. Waterford is the only city in Ireland that joins worldwide Piano Day events this year thanks to support from Waterford City and County Council.

The date of the event falls on the 88th day of the year, which represents piano’s 88 keys. Tim Jackson from Comeragh Pianos kindly donated a nearly 100 year- old high end George Rogers piano for this occasion. Everyone is welcome to play it, regardless of one’s skills, at their leisure and pleasure. Tim will be present on the day to talk to those interested in pianos’ construction, restoration and tuning. There will be also surprise performances by musicians to add more harmony to cacophony of

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Wednesday, 29th March 2017

A great weekend of music at Central Arts this April Fool’s!

Central Art brings kicks off April with a great weekend of music with two gigs and no less than five bands - and no it’s not an April Fool’s joke!

Up first on this busy weekend is the amazing Quangodelic, pictured, with support from local dudes The Silk Road.

Quangodelic is an ever-growing funk collective featuring anywhere between eight and fourteen free spirited musicians on the stage.

Joining them is The Silk Road a Waterford-based original alternative funk band. That’s your Saturday sorted!

The night after that on Sunday April 2 there’s a triple headliner to knock your socks off! Brought to you by Veta Records, The Big Giant Head Tour consists of Harbouring Oceans, above,

Hawk, below and Barq right.

Harbouring Oceans is a melodic rock band from Kilkenny; HAWK is an edgy London-based indie

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Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

Theatre Royal, Friday 24th March

‘Relentless wacky comedy and quirky routines…Bryan Murray works wonders…’ Mail on Sunday on In Search of Mr B’ by Brian MC Avera

From the team that brought you ‘In Search of Mr B’ comes a sparkling new comedy that celebrates the work of Dave Allen, the iconic Tallaght comedian who broke through internationally as one of the most challenging yet fondly remembered Irish comedians of his day. Funny, irreverent and touching, ‘Dave at Large’ reinvents Allen’s fabled comedy routines about politics, sex, religion and family for a modern audience. Three actors take up the challenge of portraying Allen as this new play daringly explores the complex life of a master comic.

Starring Bryan Murray, Michael Bates and Tara Breathnach.

Show Starts at 8pm – Tickets: €19/€17 conc. Available from the box-office. Phone 051-874402 or go to http://www.theatreroyal.ie/events/dave-at-large

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Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

You don’t want to miss the stage production of Alan Parker’s world famous musical Bugsy Malone that will hit the Theatre Royal stage for six performances from Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th April at 7.30pm nightly and also a matinee performance on Saturday 15th at 2.30pm.

Southeastern Theatre Group Waterford make a welcome return to the Theatre Royal following their recent stunning production of Starlight Express. Bugsy Malone is packed with fantastic songs that include Fat Sam’s Grand Slam, My Name Is Tallulah, Tomorrow, Bad Guys, So You Wanna Be A Boxer, I’m Feeling Fine, You Give A Little Love and many many more. What better way to keep the kids occupied during the Easter mid term break than a visit to this all action musical comedy that tells the story of two half-witted street gangs that go head to head.

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Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

12 years and 35 NEW Waterford plays later presents ‘THE JANUARY SHOW’

This year James Power and his Stagemad Theatre Company are 12 years old.On Thur 6th,Fri 7th and Sat 8th of April at Garter Lane Arts Centre they present their 35th play, by Waterford native playwrights.

Speaking recently James said, “The January Show by Waterford's Anna Jordan, is our 35th new play by a Waterford writer of which we are proud to stage”. James also said with passion, “Waterford needs new voices- and we are honoured to be part of those voices these last 12 years.”

Tickets are on sale now at Box Office, Garter Lane 051 855038. Online http://www.garterlane.ie

Get yours early as this is sure to be one of the highlights of theatre in our city this year. With a full band and a story-line that will surprise, dazzle,

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Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

Calling all art students and teachers- are you stressed about the DREADED Leaving Certificate?

Don’t worry – Garter Lane Arts Centre has your Art History and Appreciation exam paper covered! Join us on Thursday 20th of April for an expert-led Art History & Appreciation Leaving Certificate Revision Day with Áine Andrews (Ni Chartaigh), author of the bestselling Less Stress More Success Art History.

Participants will benefit from a full day of expert advice on the Art History Leaving Cert paper, focusing on all aspects of the exam including the Irish Art, European Art and Appreciation Sections of the paper. It’s a great opportunity for both senior cycle students and teachers to gain insight from one of Ireland’s leading experts in the subject. Students will also have a guided tour of Garter Lane Arts Centre’s exhibitions, Celebration by Tom Molloy and Behind the

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Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

Starring Des Keogh and Derry Power, two elderly farmers, Eamon and Nashee, meet at a gate on a remote hillside in The Quiet Land at Garter Lane Theatre on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th March at 8pm. They are old rivals, old neighbours. Their conversation is of a gentler time. But there's nothing gentle about today's conversation. They are forced to confront each other with some heartbreaking truths. The Quiet Land is a celebration of the humour, resilience and endearing innocence of an older generation as it struggles to survive in the rural Ireland of today. Tickets are €21/€16 (Garter Lane Friends and concessions) and can be booked on 051-855038 or http://www.garterlane.ie

Winner of the PJ O'Connor Award 2014

Presented by Patrick Talbot Productions in association with Bewley's Café Theatre directed by Bairbre Ni Chaoimh.

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    Waterford Institute of TechnologyWaterford Institute of Technology is once again making national headlines for all the wrong reasons. At the recent Public Accounts Committee meeting representatives of WIT were questioned and in turn left more questionsunanswered. The Chairman of the P.A.C. Sean Fleming, T.D.,Fianna Fail, called the failure to have up to date accounts for W.I.T. as “disgraceful”.Faced with a deficit of €15m. the financial problems facing the Institute are very …

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