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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

One of the best UK DJs in recent years, MIDLAND, makes his Waterford debut for a special GOOD FRIDAY event on 30th March at Project Waterford. Also on the night, there will be free Life Fest tickets to win for attendees. Doors open at 11pm and support from RePublik DJs. Early bird tickets available from EventBrite.

Through his productions, DJ sets and record labels, Midland's output comes across as unassuming and surprising in equal measure, at once subtle, refined and totally raucous.

Midland's production style has nimbly evolved from one record to the next. "Your Words Matter" his collaboration with Pearson Sound (then Ramadanman), set the tone for his long-lasting relationship with Aus Music:– stripped-back, garage-flavored house, which also characterised his 2011 single "Bring Joy" on More Music. Soon after, though, he flipped the script, joining forces with Pariah for a scuffed-up

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Waterford Healing Arts Trust and AIB Ardkeen have just announced details of their second annual Fundraising Spinathon which takes place at Ardkeen Stores on Friday 6 April 2018. The event will run from 8am to 8pm. All members of the public are invited to support this event, either as a "sponsored cyclist" or simply by making a donation on the day. All proceeds will go to the arts programmes at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) which are organised and managed by Waterford Healing Arts Trust. Further details, including registration and sponsorship cards, are available from Waterford Healing Arts Trust (051) 842664 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak9cb498f2669a0862a4a33c1e811311c4').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy9cb498f2669a0862a4a33c1e811311c4 =

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) will present a live performance by flute player Ciara McSweeney as part of its Healing Sounds programme in the foyer of University Hospital Waterford (UHW) on Tuesday 3 April at 1.30pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. Healing Sounds in the Foyer is a programme of monthly live music performances which aims to promote the positive relationship between music, health and wellbeing and to reduce stress and anxiety for patients, visitors and staff. This programme is kindly sponsored by AIB Ardkeen. Further details are available at http://www.waterfordhealingarts.com or 051 842664.

Ciara McSweeney is a native of Dunmore East and has played the flute since childhood. As an accomplished flute player, she has performed nationally to great acclaim with a repertoire that spans genres including contemporary, classical and traditional music.

WHAT) is Ireland’s leading arts

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Wednesday, 28th March 2018

WYA’s European Arts Project

Waterford Youth Arts are excited to be successful in creating a new European youth arts project this year with two leading theatre projects – Stella Polaris in Norway and Targu-Mures in Romania both of whom are leaders in providing creative opportunities for young people through the arts. The project is funded through the Erasmus+ Programme and will be aimed at sharing practices and logging the learning that young people achieve while working on creative projects.

WYA would hope that this will be the first of many links with these two new partners and the plan is that in future years they will develop the project further so that young people from each company can travel and work together to create new work. This year they will be looking at each other’s methods of working and learning from each

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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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