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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Theatre royal 7th May at 8pm

BBC ‘Strictly Come Dancing' star, Giovanni Pernice, who reached the finals of the hit show with his celebrity partner, Debbie McGee, is set to head back out on tour this year in his dance show ‘BORN TO WIN’.

After the huge success of his debut tour ‘Dance is Life’ in 2017, Giovanni is extremely happy to announce that Giulia Dotta, Kai Widdrington, Emily Barker, and Curtis Pritchard, professional dancers on ‘Dancing with the Stars Ireland’ are returning to join him and his leading lady, Luba Mushtuk, once again.

The show will tell a stunning tale of love and passion, with dances such as the Paso Doble and the Argentine Tango, plus you can expect other favourites like the Quickstep, and the Viennese Waltz. The 2x Guinness World Record Holder won’t let you miss out on his fast

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

There’s only one place to go at the weekend if you want the very best live music that Waterford has to offer. Shortt’s have everything covered from classic rock to mainstream pop anthems and the best of Britpop, played by three exceptionally good bands (full details below). For those of you looking to combine that with a full on clubbing experience, pop out to the Terrace for floor filling disco, funk and house music every night.

FRIDAY ROOKIE THOMSON + GROOVE DJs

Rookie Thomson have built up a strong following for their classic rock covers show over the last 6 months at Shortts. It’s always a thrill to see really good musicians blasting out songs that we all know and love. Out on the Terrace the Groove DJs will be getting you in weekend mode with their bag of funk, disco and

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Shane Nolan and Jersey Guys pay homage to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons:

Sunday 4th February

Oh What A Night’ We have in store with Shane Nolan & The Four Seasons as they present the their Jersey Guys Spectacular Show on Sunday 4th February

Paying homage to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The show including all their greatest hits and superbly captures the essence and sprit of one of America’s greatest loved bands from the 60s & 70s.

The Cast is led by Shane Nolan, Son of Coleen Nolan ‘Loose Women’ and Shane Richie ‘EastEnders’.

To complete the original line-up Shane is joined on stage by 3 other amazingly talented male singers all of whom have vast experience as stars of London’s Westend.

Backed by their Fantastic Live Band and also including some surprise Hits from across the decades this show is one not

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

BY ROYAL APPOINTMENT

This series is about those companies in Britain that still hold a royal warrant from the Queen to produce goods for her household. Needless to say that they are some of the most prestigious and expensive companies in the country with many holding their warrants for hundreds of years. It is a mark of just how exclusive their goods are and how much in demand they are also.

This particular show was all about the production of the 'Jaguar Vase' from Wedgwood one of the longest established porcelain companies in the country. The vase retails for about four and a half thousand pounds and takes many weeks to produce from start to finish. While the majority of the programme was focused on the production of the vase with all of it's individual intricate pieces the show did also look

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

An exhibition of paintings by Anne Cottrell is now showing as part of the Staff Art Wall initiative, managed by Waterford Healing Art Trust, at University Hospital Waterford.

This beautiful collection, which illustrates Anne’s deep appreciation of nature, is proving very popular among staff and visitors to the hospital, with many pieces already sold. The exhibition continues until 9

February. The Staff Art Wall project is an initiative of Waterford Healing Arts Trust which aims to celebrate the creativity of HSE staff by providing an opportunity to display their work at the hospital.

Further details are available from http://www.waterfordhealingarts.com

A resident of Waterford, Anne studied Art at the College of Art, Rathmines, Dublin and the CTI in Waterford. Anne paints in oil, acrylic and mixed media in her own studio adjacent to her family home and is particularly inspired by the wonder

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Poetry night Upstairs Phil Grimes pub, Friday 2nd February

Featuring very special guest poet: Simon Lewis

Guest musicians: Crowe and Keye

Doors 8pm Admission: €5

The Imbolg Spokes poetry night marks the turn towards Spring with very special guest poet Simon Lewis who is a winner of the Hennessy

Emerging Poetry Prize and runner-up in the Patrick Kavanagh Award 2015. His first collection of poetry ‘Jewtown’ is published by Doire Press and focuses on the area in Cork city which came to be known as Jewtown and which was once home to a thriving community of Lithuanian Jews. Our featured musicians are Dublin husband and wife team Crowe and Keye who will play a few songs through the night of open mic and guest poetry. New voices are always welcome for the open mic section which kicks off the night.

The ‘Spokes’ series of poetry nights

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Author Elizabeth Herrmann: Published by Manilla: Price 9.99 euro

The book opens with the switching of a child in an orphanage in East

Germany, you aren't told why it is done but you can guess that it is for hiding the identity of someone that the Stasi doesn't want known by anyone.

The action then turns to present day Berlin some 20 years later where a character by the name of Kaiserly is preparing to open up a can of worms relating to undercover Stasi agents that were working in West Germany during the cold war.

At the last minute his contact with all of the names doesn't turn up to the t.v. studio where Kaiserly is about to go live on air. He is left in a very awkward position but can do nothing about it. At the same time as all of

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

In the grander scheme of things this is much deeper than the murder of a young woman

A Story Of Destiny, written and performed by Robert Power, is a one-act psychological thriller, with a splash of dark comedy, set in an institution. The story surrounds the murder of a young woman and the existence of a man who claims his exile for the crime is not at all what it seems.

Themes of the play include love, loss, revenge and the nature of humanity. Having had its premiere at Under St. Marks in Greenwich Village, New York City earlier this year, the piece has now evolved from a minimalist work into an exciting full scale production which promises to entertain, engage and, who knows, perhaps even enlighten.

Robert Power is an independent artist from the town of Carrick-On-Suir.

His music has been described by

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

DUBLIN based Theatre Company, Theatre Upstairs make their first visit to Waterford for their production of a Murder of Crows by Lee Coffey at Garter Lane on February 13, 14 and 15.

The independent theatre company is the only theatre in Ireland committed to solely staging the world premieres and Irish premieres of new plays, purpose built for the creation of contemporary work and devoted to pushing the boundaries of design within an intimate space.

In Murder of Crows, Coffey taps into the zeitgeist of teenage life in Ireland, with three school girls trapped in a savage exchange of heartbreak and hope during a weekend away from home none of them will forget.

Aisling O’Mara (Pictured), Amilia Stewart and Irish Times Theatre Award Nominee Katie Honan feature in an impressive ensemble performance as the three girls. The show is directed by Theatre Upstairs

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Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Thirty six members of the Island of Ireland Peace Choir will feature in a one-off special edition of RTE’s Nationwide, on Friday 26th January. The evening prior to International Holocaust Day.

Hi-Lite Television productions for RTE and Damien Tiernan, South East Correspondent, followed the choir to Krakow, Poland in July of 2017, where they visited and sang at the infamous WWII Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Wieliczka Salt Mines, Oscar Schindler’s factory and Holy Cross Cistercian Abbey in Krakow.

Members of the choir were drawn from all over Ireland and further afield in the UK. The pilgrimage to Poland saw performers travelling from Waterford, Omagh, Belfast, Edinburgh, Gorey, Kilkenny, Tullow, Dublin and Middleton. Arriving in Krakow on the 4th July and departing a few days later on the 9th July.

Key highlights in the programme will show them visiting and singing at

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    No Gun ControlAs much as you might sympathize with the students and families of those who were at the center of one of the worst high school shootings in Florida last week, you easily get the impression that their deaths were all for naught. There is absolutely no way, following the 17 deaths at this shooting, that the law makers in America will bring in legislation that will see the curbing of gun use and gun ownership in that country. It is just not the American way.In actual fact if past histor …

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