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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Paintings from the Waterford Municipal Art Collection with artwork by Transition Year students.

Senator Grace O'Sullivan will officially open 'treelines & skylines’ on Thursday 15th February at 7.30pm at Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery. Ray McGrath from the Irish Wildlife Trust will also talk.

The student side of the exhibition was created during a short series of workshops during November and December 2017. Many of the participants from Ard Scoil na Mara, De la Salle College, the Presentation Convent and Waterpark College had not studied art before.

A watercolour painting 'After The Rain' by Waterford artist John O'Regan (pictured), was the inspiration for the workshops.

The exhibition, which continues until March 29th is part of Waterford City & County Council's Secondary School Arts Programme.

Workshop facilitator Christine O’Brien explains - "John's painting helps illustrate concepts like composition, colour, balance and harmony. But we also considered how

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

This book is based on the true life story of Lale Sokolov who was the tattooist in Auschwitz for nearly three years during his early twenties.

When he first entered Auschwitz he was working on a building site in Birkenau as the camp was rapidly expanding at that time.

Unfortunately for him he quickly came down with typhus and only for the intervention of a man who he became friendly with on the way to Auschwitz did he survive. After getting better he was offered a position to work with the camp's tattooist, a Frenchman called Pepnan and recognising that it was a good and safe position he jumped at the chance even though he had serious qualms about marking people in such a fashion.

If you thought that the tattoos that were made on people entering Auschwitz were done in the same

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Garter Lane Arts Centre in partnership with Waterford Institute of Technology is delighted to present the annual First View exhibition featuring the works of the final year WIT Visual Art students. First View 2018 will see the continuance of Garter Lane Arts Centre’s creative collaboration with WIT Department of Creative and Performing Arts and its emerging graduate artists.

First View was formally opened at on Thursday, February 1st last by Mary O’ Neill, WLRFM, and featured the work of emerging artists Shanice Egan O’Brien, Jordan Guilfoyle, Paulette O’Donovan, Kasia Pylyponko, Joe Fogarty and Dillon Jacob.

First View forms part of the WIT student’s final academic year programme and is an opportunity for the emerging artists to be involved in the full process and practicalities of installing an exhibition in a professional gallery space and exhibiting their work publicly before they graduate. The

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

The Sleeping Beauty Saturday 3rd March 2p.m. & 8 p.m.

Embarking on their very first performance at the Theatre Royal, The Internationally renowned Royal Moscow Ballet brings every child’s favourite fairytale to the Waterford stage this coming March, this is the classic story of love and innocence, mystery and magic set to Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score.

Experience stunning choreography, breathtaking costumes and vibrant sets which will transport you straight into this fairytale world and let THE ROYAL MOSCOW BALLET make this fairtytale come to life right before your eyes at the Theatre Royal.

Performances take place at 2pm and 8pm Saturday March 3rd 2018.

Tickets: Adults: €30.00

Children Under 16: €27.50 available from the Box Office/Tel; 051-874402 or online at

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Saturday 3rd March 8pm

Pat Coldrick is a guitarist with a classical and rock background. He writes and performs works for the guitar with a fresh, new and exciting approach.

Initially self taught, Pat went onto study music at the College of Music in Dublin and also had the opportunity to study under world renowned guitarists David Russell and Gabriel Esterellas.

His musical career includes playing guitar with hugely popular Irish band The

Memories in the 1980’s. Through his session and classical work, he has achieved some of the highest honours in Feis Ceoil Awards and has made a number of appearances on national TV shows on RTE and TV3 and guested on a number of radio interviews and live performances on RTE Radio 1 and Lyric FM. He has also been invited to perform at festivals in the United States and Austria.

Experiencing Pat

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

The newly reformed Waterford Cycling Campaign is to be launched later this week with the Irish Premiere of 'Why We Cycle’.

The event is to take place on Thursday February 8 at Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery in Waterford City at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

"It is not a film about policy and strategy. Instead, it is more of a manifesto, showing people why they should want to aspire a cycling society,” stated Marco te Brömmelstroet (aka Cycling Professor ) Brömmelstroet said the film should help advocates to "know what to ask from your politicians and why you should start fighting for such a future.”

The main person behind the launch of the Waterford Cycling Campaign is

Marc Ó Cathasaigh, who has stated that having children changed his view on cycling. The groundswell of support for cycling in the county following the opening of

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Waterford City & County Council’s Arts Office is pleased to announce that it is currently accepting entries for the Molly Keane Creative Writing Award 2018.

The late writer lived, until her death in 1996, in Ardmore, Co. Waterford. Her first ten novels and four plays were published under the pseudonym M.J. Farrell. In 1981 'Good Behaviour’ became a publishing sensation for which she was short listed for the prestigious Booker Prize. Annually since 1998, to celebrate this rich literary life, the Waterford Arts Office, by kind permission of the Keane family has invited entries for a previously unpublished short story to a maximum of 2000 words. There is no entry fee, no age limit and no restriction on the subject matter. A prize of €500 will be awarded to the winner at a special ceremony during the IMMRAMA Literary Festival in

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

MURDER of Crows is a compelling – unmissable - new drama, coming to Garter Lane on February 13, 14 and 15. Woven together by Dublin writer Lee Coffey, Murder of Crows skillfully spins numerous narratives into a single exploration of the connections formed between three young delinquents who flock together in their knowledge that "secrets hide in the dark places and darkness, once gazed upon, can never be lost".

The show is brought to Waterford by Dublin based Theatre Company, Theatre Upstairs who make their first visit to the south east. The independent company is the only theatre in Ireland committed to solely staging the world premieres and Irish premieres of new plays, purpose built for the creation of contemporary work and devoted to pushing the boundaries of design within an intimate space.

In Murder of Crows, Coffey taps into the zeitgeist

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

The Kazbar shortlisted for prestigious IMRO Live Music Venue of The Year Award 2017

The Kazbar, 57 John Street, Waterford has been shortlisted for an IMRO Munster Live Music Venue of The Year Award 2017 and it’s in good company with two other bars from Cork (Connolly’s of Leap & Coughlan’s) , one from Kerry (Mike The Pies) and one from Clare (Kenny’s Bar) being also nominated in the same Munster category. The Kazbar first heard of their nomination when the shortlist was announced on Monday the 22nd of January via the IMRO head quarter building by Victor Finn who is the IMRO Chef executive. The Kazbar said that they are delighted and highly value this prestigious nomination.

The Annual Awards celebrate the dedication and passion of those who work in Ireland’s live music venues providing the public with an exceptional live

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Wednesday 14th February

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one in the company of some of Ireland’s finest musicians. 'My Funny Valentine' celebrates some of the world’s best loved songs and melodies. Hear jazz classics, pop ballads, classical masterpieces and unforgettable numbers from stage & screen performed by Ireland’s foremost trumpet player Niall O’Sullivan. Following their recent sold out Irish and US shows, Niall will be joined on stage with his band and vocalists Shóna & Simon Morgan to perform works from his three #1 selling albums including the timeless Moon River, the Godfather, Stardust, Libertango, and of course, My Funny Valentine.

'O’Sullivan’s Piazzolla brought the audience to their feet’ THE IRISH TIMES

'Niall O’Sullivan’s playing was bright, breezy, delicate, joyous and stylish’ IRISH EXAMINER

'The trumpet playing by Niall O’Sullivan was sublime’ EVENING ECHO

Starts @ 8pm: Tickets €25.00 / €22.00 conc. available from

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Letters to the Editor


    Keeping a checkIt is common knowledge that when it comes to technology, if you want to do something, just ask a young person to show you. They have grown up with all the technology that is around us at the moment and seem adept at using it in the easiest fashion possible. But just because young people are good at technology, does that mean that they should have unfettered access to all the sites and apps that are available to them today?Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has just come out and said that he and …

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