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Thursday, 30th November 2017

No sooner have the BBC finished with floating Sue Perkins down the Ganges then they bring out this repeat of her travelling in similar fashion down the Mekong River in South East Asia. She mainly travelled between three countries, Burma, Laos and China and one of the many highlights of the documentary is her interaction with the people that she meets on her way. She is great on getting to know people really fast and really well, she is good humoured and humourous as well. What she really isn't so good at is when she encounters officialdom coming out with all the same old tropes that any traveller would. It doesn't make her look or sound interesting or as someone with a distinct and unique point of view as she undoubtedly is. Nevertheless if you miss her series on the

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Thursday, 30th November 2017

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: 2nd to 30th December – Theatre Royal

Waterford Panto Society presents the fairest Panto of them all - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in the Theatre Royal this December. Featuring all the spectacular lighting, costumes and scenery you have come to expect as well as a full live band, up to date pop numbers and guaranteed family fun - this is one show you will not want to miss this Christmas season. Starring Panto favourites. Waterford's own national Panto star Richie Hayes will again put his unique twist on this year’s production. There will once again be an autism-friendly sensory performance on Thursday December 7th at the earlier time of 7pm. For more see waterfordpantosociety.com or find us on Facebook.

Waterford Panto

Society - making Christmas magic in Waterford since 1985.

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Thursday, 30th November 2017

Frantz (12A)

Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, Frantz recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war's "lost generation":

Anna (Paula Beer), a bereft young German woman whose fiancé, Frantz, was killed during the war, and Adrien (Pierre Niney), a French veteran of the war who shows up mysteriously in her town, placing flowers on Frantz's grave.

Adrien's presence transforms Anna and the possibilities of life open up to her again, a change reflected as the film transitions from monochrome to colour. But is Adrien all that he seems? Frantz screens in Garter Lane Arts Centre on Saturday, December 2nd, at 7.30pm.

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Thursday, 30th November 2017

Author Willian Ryan: Published by Mantle : Price e17.25

It is 1937 and Stalin's Great Terror is just getting going and no one is safe from the attentions of the NKVD, the forerunner of the KGB.

Inspector Korolev is a detective in the Moscow Militia and has attained a high rank due to his ability to solve the hardest of cases although he knows that like everyone else past achievements are no barrier to the way the authorities could possibly treat you now.

He is asked, along with his team, to look into the murder of a distinguished professor who lived at the building known as the 'Government House' just down the embankment from the Kremlin.

All of the cities top bureaucrats, technicians and professors live in the giant complex and all of them are considered as being essential to the running of the

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Thursday, 30th November 2017

On Thursday December 14th Waterford Today and Project Music Management are proud to collaborate in a fundraising event for Assisi House.

This event will involve a Christmas Giving Tree, from the 11th December in the Ship Room, where you can bring a gift and place it under the tree, or deliver it to Caroline in Waterford Today.

On the evening of the event all will meet beside the Giving Tree at 7.30pm, and share a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie, as we embrace the true meaning of Christmas.

At 8.00 pm we will proceed to the Edmund Rice Church, where we will be further embraced in

Festive spirit through the dulcet tones of Donna Roche Soprano, (pictured), Dermot Doyle Tenor and the beautiful sounds of the Edmund Rice Choral Society under the baton of Catherine Power.

All this will be held together

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Thursday, 30th November 2017

The festive season has well and truly begun with the exciting return of the Winterval festival and the annual Christmas Craft Fair in Garter Lane. Waterford Crafts hosts their Christmas Craft Fair in the Garter Lane Arts Centre, O’Connell Street Waterford starting on Tuesday 28th November and open every day up to the 23rd of December. The craft fair has become a significant part of Christmas in Waterford City with many local people believing that the festive season begins with a visit to the Craft Fair in Garter Lane.

Everything you need to complete your Christmas shopping is all under one roof. For more information on the Waterford Crafts, go to http://www.waterfordcrafts.com or @waterfordcrafts on Facebook and Twitter.

For the full Winterval Christmas festival programme check out http://www.winterval.ie.

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Thursday, 30th November 2017

As part of Winterval, Notable Works and Project Music Management have collaborated to bring Handel's Messiah to the City of Waterford. This event, inspired, run and operated by local Waterford people, has gained huge momentum over the last number of weeks.

Every weekend people can hear the sounds of the various choruses emanating from the Chapel in De La Salle College, where the rehearsals have been taking place. The Notable Works Chorus, from Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny, Carlow and surrounding areas, has bonded both socially and musically, and are eager to get the show on the road. This mammoth production will involve a chorus of 80, professional orchestra of 18 (MUSICI Ireland), professional conductor and soloists, cello and harpsichordist from overseas, adding another dimension to the event, a stage and lighting rig designed and built by local guru Frankie King, and all

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Thursday, 30th November 2017

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) will present a live performance by The Music Makers, led by music facilitator Mary Prendergast, as part of its Healing Sounds programme in the foyer of University Hospital Waterford (UHW) on Tuesday 5 December at 3.00pm. 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.

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) is Ireland’s leading arts and health programme. Established in 1993, WHAT brings arts experiences to the bedsides of patients at University Hospital Waterford and other healthcare settings. WHAT believes that the arts contribute

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Thursday, 30th November 2017

After the sell out show last year, this year’s event promises to be even more beautiful. The concert takes place on Wednesday the 20th December, in St. Joseph and Benildus Church, with the doors opening at 7.30 pm and the concert beginning at 8.00 pm.

This unique and uplifting event is a show, running from start to finish, with no break, mixing music and Christmas readings in an atmosphere unrivalled in the City. The three choirs participating are ready, the soloists are eager to sing, and include Valerie Leahy, Vanessa Whelan, Niamh Murray and Dominic McGorian. The sublime mix of three of Ireland’s finest sopranos and the delectable voice of Three Irelands Tenor, Dominic, combine beautifully to inspire, uplift and bring festive cheer to one and all.

From Once in Royal David’s City to O Holy Night, some of your all time

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Tuesday, 21st November 2017

A Christmas Carol On Craggy Island

Friday 24th & Saturday 25th November:

Christmas on Craggy is all go for Father Ted as he turns The Parochial House into a boutique hotel for Christmas, he has also organised a reunion for the priests who enjoyed their last night at the seminary with him back in the day. Bishop Brennan turns up uninvited during their celebrations and puts a damper on proceedings He informs everyone that they are to perform the Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol" for the parish, to foster good relations and to bring people back to the fold. He also wants to raise money for charity with ticket sales, and, get himself into the spotlight as a mover and a shaker He has gone all out by involving the media and many of them will be in attendance for this much

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    Celtic BounceThat our economy has steadily been getting better in the last number of years is something that won't be lost on most people. In fact things were so bad for so long at one period that there was no other way but up. Things are getting better but the questions have to be how much better and for whom? That there has been a bounce in our economy was witnessed by the better than average trading figures for the Christmas and New Year period. People did have more money to spend and they went ahe …

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