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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

'Mercury Rev’ Celebrates Deserter's Songs 20th Anniversary at Theatre Royal Waterford Thursday April 19th

Join us for an intimate, acoustic evening featuring many of the stories and songs surrounding the Mercury Rev's heart-breaking 1998 classic 'Deserter's Songs'. Performed in the fragile 'whisper and strum' way they were originally written, this promises to be an extraordinary glimpse into the forces that nearly destroyed a band and the strange events leading toward a most unexpected return.

Show starts @ 8p.m. Tickets: €29 available from the Box Office 051-874402 or http://www.theatreroyal.ie

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

PRISONERS

This movie starts with two families from the same neighbourhood celebrating Thanksgiving together. Little do they realise that by the end of the day their whole world's will be turned upside down.

The families get on well together, the parents are of a similar age and their children are of the same age as well. The two younger girls from the families get on especially well and love playing together. In fact they are always going off together, exploring the neighbourhood and getting into scrapes. That afternoon they are allowed out to play but only with their older brother and sister along to chaperone. There is an old, beat up camper van on the streets which makes for a great climbing frame for the girls but the elder brother of one of them tells them to leave it alone as he

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

RtÉ Radio 1 Invites Submissions For Short Story Competition 2018

RTÉ Radio 1 is accepting short story submissions from today for one of Ireland’s longest established and most significant literary prizes, the RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition in honour of Francis MacManus.

The top prize is €3,000, writers of the second and third placed stories will receive €2,000 and €1,000 each.

All three top prizewinners plus seven other shortlisted entrants will have their stories produced for national broadcast in a two-week season of new writing on RTÉ Radio 1 in the Autumn, voiced by some of Ireland’s most talented actors of the stage and screen.

Closing date is Friday June 8th and the shortlist and winners will be announced by the end of September.

The RTÉ Radio 1 Short Story Competition has been a critically important launch pad for new and emerging writers since

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) will present a live performance by flute player Ciara McSweeney as part of its Healing Sounds programme in the foyer of University Hospital Waterford (UHW) on Tuesday 3 April at 1.30pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. Healing Sounds in the Foyer is a programme of monthly live music performances which aims to promote the positive relationship between music, health and wellbeing and to reduce stress and anxiety for patients, visitors and staff. This programme is kindly sponsored by AIB Ardkeen. Further details are available at http://www.waterfordhealingarts.com or 051 842664.

Ciara McSweeney is a native of Dunmore East and has played the flute since childhood. She continued her interest in music whilst studying at St. Patrick’s College of Education in Drumcondra. She has been teaching at St. Mary's National School, Ballygunner for the

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

One of the best UK DJs in recent years, MIDLAND, makes his Waterford debut for a special GOOD FRIDAY event on 30th March at Project Waterford. Also on the night, there will be free Life Fest tickets to win for attendees. Doors open at 11pm and support from RePublik DJs. Early bird tickets available from EventBrite.

Through his productions, DJ sets and record labels, Midland's output comes across as unassuming and surprising in equal measure, at once subtle, refined and totally raucous.

Midland's production style has nimbly evolved from one record to the next. "Your Words Matter" his collaboration with Pearson Sound (then Ramadanman), set the tone for his long-lasting relationship with Aus Music:– stripped-back, garage-flavored house, which also characterised his 2011 single "Bring Joy" on More Music. Soon after, though, he flipped the script, joining forces with Pariah for a scuffed-up

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Waterford Healing Arts Trust and AIB Ardkeen have just announced details of their second annual Fundraising Spinathon which takes place at Ardkeen Stores on Friday 6 April 2018. The event will run from 8am to 8pm. All members of the public are invited to support this event, either as a "sponsored cyclist" or simply by making a donation on the day. All proceeds will go to the arts programmes at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) which are organised and managed by Waterford Healing Arts Trust. Further details, including registration and sponsorship cards, are available from Waterford Healing Arts Trust (051) 842664 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak164df244acce39c325820eb34d0c7205').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy164df244acce39c325820eb34d0c7205 =

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) will present a live performance by flute player Ciara McSweeney as part of its Healing Sounds programme in the foyer of University Hospital Waterford (UHW) on Tuesday 3 April at 1.30pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. Healing Sounds in the Foyer is a programme of monthly live music performances which aims to promote the positive relationship between music, health and wellbeing and to reduce stress and anxiety for patients, visitors and staff. This programme is kindly sponsored by AIB Ardkeen. Further details are available at http://www.waterfordhealingarts.com or 051 842664.

Ciara McSweeney is a native of Dunmore East and has played the flute since childhood. As an accomplished flute player, she has performed nationally to great acclaim with a repertoire that spans genres including contemporary, classical and traditional music.

WHAT) is Ireland’s leading arts

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

WYA’s European Arts Project

Waterford Youth Arts are excited to be successful in creating a new European youth arts project this year with two leading theatre projects – Stella Polaris in Norway and Targu-Mures in Romania both of whom are leaders in providing creative opportunities for young people through the arts. The project is funded through the Erasmus+ Programme and will be aimed at sharing practices and logging the learning that young people achieve while working on creative projects.

WYA would hope that this will be the first of many links with these two new partners and the plan is that in future years they will develop the project further so that young people from each company can travel and work together to create new work. This year they will be looking at each other’s methods of working and learning from each

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

To mark the occasion of the very first Good Friday

Session at Heerys, there will be an ‘End Of Prohibition’ Party with live Jazz and Swing music from The Speakeasies (on stage 10,30pm) followed by a Late Lounge set by Jay Ru. There will be a free Prohibition Cocktail for anyone appropriately dressed and arriving before 11pm. With a strictly 'over 23' door policy, comfortable seating, dancefloor and a menu of classic cocktails, wines, beers & spirits, Heery’s Late Lounge is proving to be a very popular late night alternative on John Street. Try something different this Good Friday, make it a Great one.

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Goggle Box

There have been a number of new additions to the regular cast of Goggle Box over the last number of weeks and while not all of them are as interesting or as humourous as the regular cast it still is a good sign that the programme is bringing in new people with new outlooks on what goes on on television.

Goggle Box is the sort of show where you won't necessarily like all of the people on it but because of it's format where it is constantly changing people and letting them give their views you don't get overly bored and want to switch channels.

Obviously the makers of this programme know their craft and have picked out people who resonate with the regular viewer but are still interesting and humourous enough to make you want to watch and keep watching.

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    As dry as the SaharaIt seems that whenever the weather in Ireland goes a little bit extreme, we are somehow incapable of dealing with it. It has already happened so far this year with the snow that totally disrupted the country for about a week and also later on when some areas in the country were flooded due to excess rain. Now it is happening again because we are having to deal with a level of sunshine that is virtually unheard of in the country. And a level of sunshine that is going on for a good numbe …

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