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Seems Legit at Central Arts

Central Arts Waterford is delighted to restart the summer party with another Seems Legit! offering on Saturday, June 30th. This time the party is headlined by none other than Myler, a rising star on the global electronic scene, who promises a set of delicious original productions and remixes. Supporting Myler on the evening will be one [...]

A Summer of Plays at the Theatre Royal

The summer season at the Theatre Royal is in full swing and there’s something on the boards to suit all tastes. In particular this season there will be three exceptional pieces of Theatre with engaging and theatrical stories performed by outstanding actors. Save the dates! ‘Blackbird’ by David Harrower starring Anthony Brophy (The Tudors) and Maria Guiver is [...]

The Brilliance of “Blackbird”

Maria Guiver and Anthony Brophy who will star in 'Blackbird' at the Theatre Royal.
Michelle Heffernan Reports ‘Blackbird’ by David Harrower will run at the Theatre Royal from June 28th to the 30th and tells the compelling story of a young woman confronting the man who sexually abused her when she was 12 years old. Starring Tudors’ actor and Hollywood old-hand Anthony Brophy, as well as the gorgeous thespian Maria [...]

Spokes Poetry Night at Grimes’

Writer and poet Colm Keegan will be upstairs in Phil Grimes's pub on June 22nd
The year long series of Spokes poetry nights is almost at an end with just two more night events to be held. The penultimate night will be held on Friday, June 22nd marks the Summer Solstice on the Wheel of the Year with very special guest poet Colm Keegan and guest musician, local classical guitarist, [...]

Fireworks at the Gasworks!

Mercury Prize nominees Rudimental play Daytripper on Sunday, August 26th.
Stage set for spectacular Daytripper Michelle Heffernan Reports From August 24th through to the 26th, the Daytripper Music Festival returns to The Gasworks in Waterford city centre for a cracking three days of pop, soul, funk and electric dance music. With the likes of Rudimental, Basement Jaxx, Sister Sledge , Mack Fleetwood and King Kong Company [...]

Waterford Country Fair at Curraghmore

Jo Breheny, the organiser of the Waterford Country Fair which will run at Curraghmore House & Gardens this Sunday, June 10th.
Thousands are expected to attend Sunday’s Waterford Country Fair, a family-focused, carnival event which celebrates the very best of country life and living while also raising funds for Make-A-Wish Ireland. Pet ferret displays, puppet shows, live cookery demonstrations, Irish Draft Horse Show and jumping classes and much more have been added to the day-long programme [...]

A Celebration of Exploration!

Pictured in Lismore Castle gardens ahead of the festival weekend is Pat Williams (FDC Accountants, Festival Sponsor), committee members Orla Russell, Donal O’Brien, Neill Twomey, Aoife McCabe (Lismore Heritage Centre and festival sponsor, committee members Edward Lynch, Helen Leddy and Paud O’Reilly and Tony Dowd FDI (Floral Distribution of Ireland Ltd, festival sponsor).					 | Photo: Mary Browne
Immrama Festival of Travel Writing beckons in Lismore Michelle Heffernan Reports On a damp autumn evening in 2002, something special emerged around a hotel conference table in Lismore. Business people, civil servants and Waterfordians both native and adopted, came together to discuss the creation of a celebration of both books and the Heritage Town of Lismore, and [...]

Breadwinner Exhibition at Kilkenny’s Butler Gallery

Last Saturday, May 12th, the Butler Gallery Kilkenny, in collaboration with “Cartoon Saloon”, launched “The Breadwinner” a multi-media exhibition of the artwork behind new Irish feature animation. Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon have been Oscar nominated three times since their beginning, and were thrilled to join with Director Nora Twomey for production of the Breadwinner, a [...]

A bevy of Writing and Ideas at Borris!

Actor Cillian Murphy will speak at this year’s event.
Writing Festival among the region’s leading ‘lit’ events Once a year, the unassuming village of Borris in County Carlow becomes a hotspot for Hollywood names. The marvellous Festival of Writing and Ideas, founded in 2012, has invited the likes of Pink Floyd, Dominic West and Cillian Murphy, among countless others, to share a personal dialogue with [...]

Bealtaine 2018 in Waterford

Artist Catherine Drea will run a free “Photography as Memory Making” workshop at Garter Lane as part of this year’s Bealtaine Festival, which runs throughout the month of May.
Michelle Heffernan Reports Celebrating the Arts & Creativity As We Age This May, Waterford City & County will host a range of events as part of the 22nd Bealtaine Festival, which celebrates creativity as we age. Waterford City and County Libraries, along with Garter Lane Arts Centre, are delighted to partner with this national movement to bring almost [...]