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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

BBC and Royals: it's a marriage made in heaven

THE ROYAL WEDDING.

If there is one thing that the BBC does really well it is large occasions. Although the Royal Wedding wasn't exactly a state occasion it was to all intents and purposes treated as one and the BBC did all in it's power to ensure that the largest and best coverage came from it's station.

There was absolutely no aspect of this wedding that wasn't covered. From the fashion on show from the guests to the crowds that had gathered from all over the world just to catch a glimpse of the newly wedded royal couple the BBC had it covered.

Even though the wedding itself wasn't going to start until midday the cameras and presenters were out early to get every single inch out of the day until the main event itself

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

On Thursday, June 14th author and journalist Isambard Wilkinson will return to the land of his grandmother to discuss his book "Travels in a Dervish Cloak" based on his time spent working Pakistan as a foreign correspondent during the war on terror.

His talk will take place at 8 pm in Lismore Heritage Centre at the 16th annual Lismore Immrama Festival of Travel Writing.

His book is a personal account of his travels through Pakistan - a place he grew to love is a result of his time spent at his Anglo-Indian grandmother's Waterford home. Spellbound by his grandmother's Anglo-Indian heritage, Isambard became enthralled by Pakistan and he eventually went to work there as a foreign correspondent in Islamabad in 2006 during the height of the War On Terror, where he endeavoured to shed light on a country which has become synonymous

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

CORDEEN have to be seen to be believed.

The stunningly original four piece comprises of some of Ireland and Newfoundland's finest components of the button accordion, with some stunning vocals, and after selling out venues all over Ireland, they're coming to Garter Lane this Saturday, May 26.

The title 'Cordeen' derives from the Newfoundland expression for the accordion, a phonetic of the Irish Gaelic word 'Caird

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Dublin International Piano Competition takes place between May 18- May 29, 2018 and one of the young entrants, Billy O'Brien, began his piano studies at the age of 13 whilst a student at De La Salle College in Waterford and he joins entrants from 22 countries who will take part in the 2018 competition.

The DIPC is a wonderful opportunity for young musicians to play on the world stage with participants coming from Brazil, Canada, China, Georgia, Croatia, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Phil Grimes Pub, Fri June 1st

Subterranean Sounds are delighted to announce the return to Waterford of one of the UK's great songwriters. Peter Bruntnell, has long been in the vanguard of Americana performers, with NME stating his songs 'should be taught in schools'.

Bruntnell's music falls somewhere between the hook-laden melodies of Wilco and the country jangle of Out Of Time-era REM; and his live gigs are always bursting with energy, with no two the same. On this occasion, he comes to Waterford with two top class musicians, Iain Sloan on pedal steel and Danny Williams on double bass.

Opening the show at 8.15pm is Nimbus, the new project from Daithi Glas of In The Willows.

Tickets available from Phil Grimes Pub and at https://www.getticket.ie/e/21/peter-bruntnell-trio Peter Bruntnell Trio play Phil Grimes Pub. Fri June 1st Doors 8pm

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Dolmen Productions present Weighing-In Friday June 8th at Theatre Royal.

The play by Ger Gallagher stars Isobel Mahon (Glenroe, The Clinic) and Rose Henderson (Fair City, Father Ted).

Weighing-In is a fast-paced comedy play about life, love and dieting - and how we all need to adjust the scales to find the right balance. This topical play deals with the modern obsession of dieting. Set in the Easi-Slim diet club we meet the highly driven Pam (Isobel Mahon) and the motherly Breda (Rose Henderson).

Show starts @ 8 p.m. Ticket: €19/€17 conc. Available from Box Office/Tel: 051-874402 or http://www.theatreroyal.ie

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Fantastic Mr Fox

In recent weeks I've been fortunate enough to have several encounters with a fox family on my lunchtime walk out of the office by the River Dodder in the heart of Dublin, as well as numerous sightings of adult foxes in daytime around Co. Wicklow.

There are few wild sights in Ireland as magnificent as that of a Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes), or as Gaeilge Sionnach or Madra Rua.

May and the summer months is the best time of year for seeing foxes.

Cubs that were born deaf and blind in March in an underground burrow (an earth) have now been weaned, shed their chocolatey brown baby coat and are exploring the world in and around the earth.

The presence of a fox family in an area becomes apparent as the ground in front of the earth becomes flattened and worn and

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

WATERFORD City & County Council has once again put their money where their mouth is and provided a summer long programme of live music and family entertainment that will have the city shining resplendently for tourists and locals alike.

Starting on Saturday, June 2 and running until August 25, Summer in the City will feature family animation and entertainment in John Roberts Square from 3pm on a Friday afternoon and 12pm on a Saturday afternoon, live music from 4:30pm

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Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Shortts & The Terrace

The highlights of this weekend at Shortts are; the launch of new Club night FUNK OFF on Friday featuring Freddy & Chez (Backroad Smokers Club); and another BIG Access All Areas Party on Saturday with 3 rooms of music, 2 super cool smoking areas and YOU !=

Friday

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Tuesday, 8th May 2018

The Mod Musical

Saturday May 26th at Theatre Royal

A nostalgic nod to London’s Swinging Sixties

If you’re a fan of musicals you’re going to love SHOUT!

The musical follows five young female subscribers to a fictional magazine called Shout! "the magazine for the modern woman", as they come of age during the liberating 1960s that made England swing. From cover to cover, Shout! unfolds like a musical magazine and travels in time through the decade, chronicling the dawn of liberation of women. Just as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Cilla Black and Lulu were independent women with major careers, English (and indeed Irish!) women were redefining themselves in the face of changing attitudes about women. Shout! and its all-female cast reflect that change through the unforgettable music of the era.

Shout! contains show stopping new arrangements of classic pop anthems of the decade, including, "Downtown",

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