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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

To mark the occasion of the very first Good Friday

Session at Heerys, there will be an ‘End Of Prohibition’ Party with live Jazz and Swing music from The Speakeasies (on stage 10,30pm) followed by a Late Lounge set by Jay Ru. There will be a free Prohibition Cocktail for anyone appropriately dressed and arriving before 11pm. With a strictly 'over 23' door policy, comfortable seating, dancefloor and a menu of classic cocktails, wines, beers & spirits, Heery’s Late Lounge is proving to be a very popular late night alternative on John Street. Try something different this Good Friday, make it a Great one.

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Goggle Box

There have been a number of new additions to the regular cast of Goggle Box over the last number of weeks and while not all of them are as interesting or as humourous as the regular cast it still is a good sign that the programme is bringing in new people with new outlooks on what goes on on television.

Goggle Box is the sort of show where you won't necessarily like all of the people on it but because of it's format where it is constantly changing people and letting them give their views you don't get overly bored and want to switch channels.

Obviously the makers of this programme know their craft and have picked out people who resonate with the regular viewer but are still interesting and humourous enough to make you want to watch and keep watching.

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Just over a week ago local artist Anthony Mackey opened a very different art exhibition at GOMA on Lombard Street with a mix of pencil portraits, largescale prints on wooden blocks to very moving video and audio interviews. This is not your ordinary art exhibition this is art on the edges looking at lives forgotten by society and as special guest speaker at the opening artist Chris Maguire said: "But rather than rant and rave about this culture of social injustice Anthony has wisely chosen to celebrate the richness that is to be found in the lives of people who endure, who continue to survive and make the very best of the circumstances in which they live on the margins of Irish society today".

Anthony studied at Waterford College of Further Education, Limerick School of Art and Design and the National

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Author Margaret George : Published by Pan : Price 10.10

If you know anything about the Emperor Nero then you will know that he was a debauched, music loving tyrant. Or so the story goes. In this book the opposite of that is what novelist Margaret George puts forward. She believes that Nero has been much maligned and that nearly all of what we know about the man is untrue and false. She believes that the real Nero had many great qualities that were downplayed by enemies after his death and that he really had some wonderful qualities that he displayed all throughout his life.

He wasn't an innocent, no one who becomes and stays Emperor for long could be but by the standards of the day, or even today, he had many great qualities that should be recognised. Nero was actually

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Odd occurrences have been going on at Waterford Youth Art’s, as of late items has been misplaced, secret conversations have been overheard and there’s been whispers of a revolution... This year WYA’s summer theatre project will be ‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell.

This production should be very exciting as we are taking the rich story of ‘Animal Farm’ and adding Movement, Music and Visual Art’s to create a fantastic adaption of this classic tale. The play will be directed by Rhiann Jeffrey who is a Belfast based Theatre Director and Associate Director for Prime Cut Productions.

Rhiann has been directing and assisting on productions for the last seven years in the UK and Ireland, She has recently directed ‘Hansel and Gretel’ in the MAC theatre in Belfast last December and ‘Macbeth’ for Queens University Drama students. This will be her first time

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

This colourful, fast-paced all singing and dancing show is a fun and gentle re-telling of the classic fairy-tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Little Red Riding Hood is adventuring through the woods to visit her Granny, but somewhere along the way the Silly Billy Wolf is waiting.

Children with have great fun joining in on the action, singing songs and playing games and meeting some amazing characters in this original show, written especially for this touring spectacular.

Find out why Granny is the coolest Granny in the world! Play games with Granny’s Crazy Cat! Meet the Lumberjack Bear!

Find what happens when Granny decides to give Little Red Riding Hood the surprise of her life!

With beautiful costumes, stunning stage sets and hilarious characters,

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

It was probably the first time the public ever saw Vikings on Stilts or with gasmasks or even on rollerskates but that is what you get when you mix WYA with the theme of 'The Vikings' for this years parade. No child got killed, it didn't snow and all the 40 or so participants had a ball.

WYA would like to acknowledge the help and assistance of a few organisations who helped this year : Our partners the Brothers of Charity Services Waterford, Waterford Spraoi for the use of a float, Traditional Crafts Waterford for some costumes, Barry at SuirdZign for the stilts, Waterford City Viqueens for the skates.

WYA would like to thank everyone involved in making this year’s entry as success including their workers, volunteers and especially the young members for

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Ger Rockett from Farmleigh in Waterford City won the six kilo chocolate bunny in last week's Easter egg hunt on WLR fm's Big Breakfast.

The competition showcased Rapid Cabs' latest travel App where listeners were asked to take part in an Easter egg hunt in Waterford City on the App.

The new Rapid Cabs App is the most secure way to book a taxi with just two clicks.

The app will show you an image of the driver collecting you along with the name of the driver, registration of the taxi picking you up, the make and model of car and the even the colour of the car.

The App gives you an estimated time of arrival along with an estimated fare, as well as the capacity to track your taxi and pay securely via debit orcredit card.

Booking notifications and emailed receipts are also

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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

Under the Influence at the Theatre Royal 6th, 7th & 8th April

As if receiving instructions from a strange and distant star, Tommy Tiernan takes to the stage refusing to take anything seriously. Let our struggles be mocked and our cares abandoned. Allow yourself be guided by a language loving and theatrical performer with a half thought out plan, no professional qualifications and a mouth with a mind of its own.

If anything, the glint in his eye is more mischievous than ever and his delight in making people laugh has increased. This new show is all about the heroism of everyday life and the huge effort it takes just to survive the ordinary. Dancing round the stage like a hunchbacked Mick Jagger and using language like the drunken offspring of Patrick Kavanagh and St Brigid, he weaves a tapestry of chaos,

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Wednesday, 21st March 2018

George Michael & WHAM at Theatre Royal Waterford Easter Saturday - March 31st

After sell out shows across Dublin, George Michael & WHAM! are hitting the road again. Stopping off at The Theatre Royal Waterford on Sunday March 31st.

Join George Michael & WHAM! tribute artist James Bermingham for a 2-hour set and sing along to some of your favourite tracks such as "Faith", "I'm Your Man", "Wake Me up Before You Go-Go" to name a few.

Show starts @ 8p.m. Tickets €21 available from Box Office/Tel: 051-874402 or http://www.theatreroyal.ie.

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