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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

After their last gig here arriving early is highly advised Saturday 15th of June is one for your book as we welcome back the high flying Solar Taxi.

On the live scene, the band has won over many new fans on stage, having shared the bill with 50 Cent & The Faithless Sound System, and more recently opening for Roxette in the O2 Arena in Dublin.

And now they are ready to release their debut LP on September 21st. Energetic, diverse, soulful & rammed with catchy tunes, the much anticipated debut album Broken Brother's Secret Bells is the result of a year and a half's intensive song-writing and recording. It soaks up a wide range of influences ranging from Goldfrapp and Fever Ray to Daft Punk to Nikka Costa. The album delivers an eclectic mix of sounds which makes it hard to

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

Friday 7th of June welcomes the Saucebirds back to Waterford's No.1 Live venue, Shortt's and once more we will be guaranteed another slick performance, since the bands conception a few months back they have been working hard to cement themselves as one of Waterford's most sought after live acts.

Their set list comprises of brit pop classics through to gritty rock anthems all of which combined with some serious musical talent makes for nothing short of a show not to be missed.

Waterfords newest cover band The Saucebirds is not new to Waterford audiences at all. The band consists of five talented handpicked musicians who have played the Waterford music scene over the years with Soul Reazon, Beef, Resin, The Remedees, Empire and Mad Ferritt.

Picking the best rocking tunes from these sets including The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, Blur, Oasis, Supergrass, The Arctic

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

is coming to town!

From the people that brought you Cats and the people that brought you Guys and dolls/Seussical, Ignite Productions are delighted to announce the fusion of Vicki Graham and Richie & Erica Hayes for this summer's hottest ticket in town. This production will star some of Waterford's best known and loved performers!

THE BROADWAY MUSICAL FOR ADULTS

Irreverently witty and outright uproarious, Avenue Q is the musical story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate who arrives in New York City looking for love, a job, and his purpose in life. The only neighbourhood he can afford is the multicultural Avenue Q, where Sesame Street-esque puppets rub shoulders with humans. Part felt, part flesh, Avenue Q is packed with songs that are surprisingly poignant and only occasionally PC.

On Sun 9th June Ignite Productions will hold auditions for the parts of Nicky,

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

Saturday 8th of June welcomes the return of Waterford's hottest property, be prepared to be infected by a musical performance that will leave you nothing else but short of breath, The Suspects are a Waterford based band who in their brief yet exciting life so far has managed to climb the entertainment ladder and perform in some of Ireland's top venues and alongside some of the countries most sought after bands. With a jam packed calendar this is certainly one of Ireland's hardest working groups. The powerful stage performance creates an almost enigmatic symbiotic relationship between the crowd and the band as people are brought through dynamic and diverse genres of music, from the trumpet grooves of Stevie Wonder, the reggae beats of Bob Marley, the classic scream of Led Zeppelin, the modern flow of Bruno Mars and the spine

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

Elements is an exciting performance arts show coming to SOMA Contemporary Gallery.

In collaboration with Waterford IT, students will be showing performances in a two hour exhibit. The show is a one time only (don't miss it!) performance. Seven Waterford IT students will be taking part, five of whom are second year B.A. Visual Art students and two of whom are working towards their M.A. in Performance Art. Their performances vary widely in theme and concept – ranging from stillness to chaos and from the imbalance of the mind to the overwhelming feeling of the outside world. They have created a show that is both thoughtful and diverse, with something to intrigue everyone coming through the door. Everyone will be welcome to attend and take in the full scope of what performance art has to offer.

The artists taking part are: Amii

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

A successful choral evening took place in Central Library last Wednesday 29th May to mark the end of the Bealtaine Festival. This night of song, wine and cheese hosted by the Europe Direct Information Centre, was a chance for all to come and celebrate the end of the Festival's month long programme of events in Waterford City Council Library Services.

During the evening, there was a performance from the Library "Bealtaine Choir". Anne Woodworth, retired W.I.T. Head of the School of Music expertly conducted the choir with songs including "Oh What a Beautiful Evening". Indeed, it was a beautiful evening as the last of the evening sun shined down through the windows within the Library. The Mayor of Waterford City, Cllr. Jim D'Arcy was also present to launch the exhibition of artworks, photography and writing produced during the festival.

The celebration evening

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

Garter Lane Arts Centre is thrilled to present Three x 3 by Andrea Spencer, Sean Campbell and Scott Benefield in the main gallery and I'm the Memory of Mannix F. by Ewa Fornal in the FOH Space. These stunning shows will open on Thurs 6th June at 6pm with special guest speaker Tony Hayes Master Glass Maker at The Irish Handmade Glass Company.

Three x 3 is a show by three glass artists who banded together with the aim of exposing a wider audience in Ireland to contemporary Studio Glass. They were three artists working with three different techniques and addressing completely different subject matter, but found a common ground in the relative scarcity of artistic glass on view. Their strategy was to present a range of wide work to the widest possible audience, and their tactic was to stage a

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

Bestselling writer and award-winning broadcaster Charlie Connelly will host the prize spot of the Literary Breakfast at the 2013 Lismore Immrama Festival on Travel Writing on June 16.

Some of Charlie's best selling books include Attention All Shipping: A Journey Round The Shipping Forecast; In Search of Elvis and Our Man in Hibernia: Ireland, the Irish and Me. His most recent work Bring Me Sunshine deals with the perennial conversation topic of weather. His presenting experience includes the BBC Holiday programme and co-hosting BBC Radio 4's Traveller's Tree with Fi Glover.

Charlie is no stranger to literary audiences having hosted sell out talks for the Royal Geographical Society the Edinburgh International Book Festival and many more. Commenting on his upcoming performance at Immrama Charlie say's "I'll be talking through some of the more humorous stories from my literary travels around the shipping

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

Garter Lane Arts Centre is delighted to announce that the Arts Council has awarded a theatre production award to co-produce Jim Nolan's new play, Dreamland in the spring of 2014. The other partners to this co-production are the Everyman Theatre in Cork and the Project Arts Centre in Dublin, and this new play will play for 5 weeks in all three cities. Commissioned with the support of Waterford City Council, Dreamland will be a fitting start to the celebrations of Waterford's 1100th year and, co-incidentally, Garter Lane Arts Centre's 30th year.

Jim Nolan was the founding Artistic Director of Red Kettle Theatre Company and is a former Writer in Association at the Abbey Theatre and current Theatre Artist in Residence at Garter Lane Theatre. His plays include Moonshine, The Salvage Shop, Blackwater Angel, Sky Road and Brighton. He has worked as

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Tuesday, 4th June 2013

Detective Henry Carter's life will never be the same after a sixteen year old girl is brutally raped and murdered in the small town of Runcorn on The Manchester Ship Canal in Northern England.

Exhaustive efforts reveal no clues. Then Henry realises the murderer could have been a crewman on the ship S.S.RANGOON which was docked in Runcorn on the fateful night.

With help from Scotland Yard he narrows down the search to four crewmen. Henry joins the S.S.RANGOON in Australia and sails undercover posing as a crewman.

He has to deal with the rigours of life in the merchant navy and the seedy and sordid underbelly of tropical port cities. He faces many dangers as the psychopath continues to mutilate and murder at will.

A cruel twist of justice sees Henry devastated. However although many years pass he remains determined to bring the

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    Religious ToleranceAt a public meeting last week to discuss the plans for a new mosque in Kilkenny, it seemed that out of the crowd of approximately 200 that attended, the overwhelming majority were against the idea. While it was reported that most people were against the addition of the mosque to Kilkenny life due to logistical reasons, it was also reported, and quite prominently, that there were more than a few people who were vocally opposed to the whole idea of a any sort of mosque being built on rel …

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