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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

Since its official opening by Senator Grace O'Sullivan on February 15th the 'treelines & skylines' exhibition has been seen and enjoyed by many visitors to Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery. The collection features works from the Waterford's Municipal Art Collection and artwork by Transition Year students whose work references images from the collection.

The student work was created during a short series of workshops during winter 2017. Pupils from Ard Scoil na Mara, the Presentation Convent, De la Salle College and Waterpark College took part. Waterford artist Christine O'Brien

facilitated the workshops and curated the exhibition.

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Wednesday, 18th April 2018

When you read a book that is part of a series usually they can also be read as a standalone. Not so this novel. The story of Henning Juul and his quest for justice for his young son Jonas who was killed in a fire stretches back to 2006 and has unfolded over several books.

Some of them have been standalones but this, the finale to the series certainly isn't and you do sort of need to know more than a bit of the back story to understand what is going on. For a start the book begins at the end with Henning being shoved over the side of a boat into a lake with a breeze block tied around his ankles.

It looks as if he is going to his certain doom but you only find this out, plus a lot

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Metallitia play their 2 hour tribute to Metallica at Shortts this Friday (13 April) with doors at 8pm and admission €10, pay at the door. Waterford’s BIGGEST Saturday night out is back with 'Access All Areas’ which has 3 rooms of top quality music [Shortts + Project + Terrace] and 2 heated smoking areas, all through the Shortts alley door. Entertainment details for the rest of the weekend ahead are:

Friday

The Saucebirds + Boogie Box

After the early Metallitia gig, The Saucebirds hit the stage at midnight with 2 hours of the very best of Britpop, including all the BIG tunes from Oasis, Blur, Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, Ocean Colour Scene and all the rest. Evan Marshal hosts 'Boogie-Box’ out on the Terrace with an always 'up for it’ party mix of dance music classics to kickstart your weekend.

Saturday The Renegades +

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Wednesday, 11th April 2018

Mercury Rev Deserter’S Songs

20Th Anniversary Show Theatre Royal, Thursday 19th April

The Theatre Royal hosts a very special gig next Thursday (19 April) when legendary alternative U.S. band Mercury Rev celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their opus 'Deserter's Songs', one of a select number of shows around Europe for this landmark event. Mercury Rev last visited Waterford in 2008 when they played the intimate setting of Electric Avenue, for what many local music fans consider to be one of the best gigs ever held in the city. Now 10 years on, the anticipation for their return is high with 80% of the tickets already sold. Remaining tickets can be purchased online at http://www.theatreroyal.ie, the Theatre Royal box office or at 051 874402, with a limited amount also available at the venue on the night.

When Mercury Rev’s Deserter’s Songs was

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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 http://www.theatreroyal.ie

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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

gateway.com 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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    A Paper AnniversaryAs he has been in high profile politics for such a long time, it is hard to think that Leo Varadkar has just celebrated his first year as Taoiseach. Over the last decade, there has hardly been a time when the man hasn't been out of the headlines for one reason or another. But it is his role as Taoiseach which has cemented his position in Irish history.Of course such an anniversary didn't go past uncommented and he was given a rough ride in the Dail when the subject came up. As mu …

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