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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Discover a different view of art at this extraordinary gallery overlooking the sea, which showcases some of the country’s best painters which opens this Friday, April 13.

"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 accolade!" said Joan Clancy.

Also new to Joan Clancy Gallery is Kate Kos who has lived in Ireland since 2004. An artist with a sublime touch for clean and fresh colours, her studies at Silesian University of Technology in Poland, where she read Architecture & Urban Planning no doubt have a subtle influence on her work.

Kate has won many awards including First Prize

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Author Ragnar Jonasson : Published by Penguin : Price 14.99 Euro

Hulda Hermannsdottir is 64 and about to retire from a lifetime of working as a cop. She is absolutely terrified of retiring, not only will it impact her financially for the worse but also she feels that her days will be empty and without meaning. What is even worse is that her boss has brought her in and told her that he wants her to retire even earlier than the date she was set to retire and that she now has two weeks to get things together. She has no outstanding cases on her desk so she asks her boss what should she do and he says that she might want to pick out a cold case from the files and see what she makes of it. She does have

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Pile on the power could well have been the musical motto of Waterford rockers Chimpanbee before they split in 2011.

A new wave of audiences can experience the band’s energy-infused solid rock sound because they’re back with an album and a series of live shows starting with a headlining slot at Project on Friday, April 20th .

Can’t Stop or Rewind was released in February and has racked-up impressive plays on radio locally and nationally. Rob O’Connor of BEAT 102-103 celebrated the album’s release and the band’s: "…..honest-to- goodness rock n’ roll sound!"

Naturally it’s available on popular download sites and for devotees of thirty-three- and-a- third

revolutions per minute a sleek vinyl version is also on release. Rock n roll up to Project on April 20 th where the band are joined by the king-of- indie: D.J. Louis.

What’s not to love about a

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Come along to the Theatre Royal Waterford on Tuesday April 24th to see Fishamble’s Maz and Bricks which tells the story of two young people who meet over the course of a day in Dublin.

Maz is attending a 'Repeal the 8th’ demonstration, while Bricks is going to meet the mother of his young daughter. As the day unfolds, the two become unlikely friends, changing each other in ways they never thought possible.

'Marvellous theatre… almost perfect and unmissable piece of deeply moving drama’ - Sunday Independent

Fishamble is an Olivier Award-winning, internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company, dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work.

Show starts @8 p.m. Tickets: €18/€16 concession available from 051-874402 or

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

This concert promises to be a fantastic night’s entertainment featuring an all female cast of Waterford’s finest young performers and some special performances on the night. You’ll be singing along to all your favourite songs from shows such as: Evita, Les Misérables, Mamma Mia, South Pacific, Annie Get Your Gun and many more!

This is sure to be a fantastic night’s entertainment that will have you singing and dancing out the door!

Get your tickets for what is sure to be a musical highlight of the year!

You won’t want to miss this!

Waterford’s West End

Saturday April 28th

St. Patrick’s Gateway

Tickets €10

Book online at http://www.stpatricks or call them on 051 843589!

Directed by: Jack Cunningham

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

With Waterford Youth Art’s Summer Theatre project – 'Animal Farm’ coming down the line, we would like to tell you a little more about what the project is all about.

In coordination with a professional theatre director, the Summer Theatre Project aims to give young people as close to a real professional theatre experience as is possible, from day one until the end of the 6th week when the show is on. So it is a high pressured environment and therefore very exciting to be involved with.

As well as learning loads as an actor and performer there will also be lots of opportunities to get involved in other aspects of the show e.g. how the show looks - the set design / costumes / posters / lighting etc. As well as learn how to sell a show and get an audience

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

THE line-up for this year’s Japanese Film Festival has official been unveiled and this year’s renewal - taking place in Garter Lane from April17-19 - will again feature a diverse and packed programme of films, including work of the most acclaimed filmmakers from contemporary Japanese cinema, and covering a variety of themes, genres and topics.

Here is an example of what is on show.

Dad’s Lunch Box

Tuesday, April 17, 19:30

A father (Toshimi Watanabe) decides to start making a bento box (lunch box) for his daughter Midori (Rena Takeda) before she heads off to high school every day. At first, the experiment doesn’t go so well - the food isn’t great, and one day the fish even turns out to be rotten. However, the father decides to stick with it, and before long his culinary skills start to bloom. Midori, meanwhile, tries to

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Metallitia from Drogheda are Ireland and Europe’s premier live tribute band to the biggest act in hard rock history, the one and only Metallica.

The self-proclaimed local "hard-rock heroes" are 'Flash' on vocals and guitar, Richie McScrumpy on lead guitars, Paddy Levins on bass guitar and Jimmy Brennan on drums. Metallica have not played an Irish show themselves since 2009, so in their absence Metallitia are more than happy to fill the void and bring those monster metal classic tracks to their hordes of fans around the country. Metallitia have always had a strong following in Waterford going back to their debut at Electric Avenue in 2007 which featured on an RTE programme about top tribute acts around Europe.

The lads have been in brilliant form at recent sold out gigs and are really looking forward to their return to Shortts after

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

at Project Saturday 21st April

ReTech are delighted to welcome the Waterford debut of COSMIN TRG, alongside their resident Alan Harris on support 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

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Wednesday, 4th April 2018

Chicago Blues Greats by Paddy Smith Band at Theatre Royal Waterford April 20th

Calling all Blues music fans . . .

The Blues. It's both a feeling and a kind of music. As Paddy says himself, "You either feel it...or you don't."

No one is sure whether the blues caught up with Paddy or if Paddy caught up with the blues, but it doesn’t matter. They're here now. Together. Whether he’s been living in Ireland, Chicago or California, the blues has been inescapable and ever present in Paddy’s life. Most notably, he lost his 17-year-old daughter to cystic fibrosis in 2010.

"Ciara was 17 years of age. She had just finished her exams with honors. She chose to have a lung transplant in Newcastle, England. But, she died on the operating table. After she died, I spent two years trying to kill myself drinking

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    When the latest statistic that waiting times for patients had risen to their highest level yet, there can't have been too many people that were surprised.There are now over 700.000 people on waiting lists with over 50.000 of them children. That so many people are waiting for treatment in one of the most developed economies in the world is truly frightening. Of course you can take into account the underfunding of the health sector during the economic downturn but it still wouldn't fully explain why so ma …

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