Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Ireland’s Biggest Flour Fight Returns

'Blaa-Mageddon' returns to the Apple Market on Sunday, October 28th!
Imagine Arts Festival goers are being invited to visit The Apple Market on Sunday, October 28th (1pm) for the country’s largest ever flour fight – and it’s free! According to the organisers of ‘Blaa-Mageddon’: “Groups of the estranged blaa-ttlers will gather. They will dropped their Viking shields and swords and pick up flour and eggs for [...]

The Write Stuff

On Sunday, October 28th, Rick O’Shea will interview Cecelia Ahern and John Boyne at Waterford's Central Library (4pm) as part of the Writer's Weekend, a rare opportunity to enjoy insights from two of the country's best-selling authors.
Waterford Writer’s Festival packed with literary goodies! The Waterford Writer’s Weekend, which now forms a major element of the 17th annual Imagine Arts Festival (October 18th to 28th) is set to welcome some of Ireland’s leading literary luminaries. From readings to author interviews to book launches and even a ‘What A Complete Aisling’ table quiz (hosted [...]

Music Magic on the Folly

The Waterford Massed Bands Concert takes place this Friday night as part of the 1848 Tricolour Celebration.
Massed Band Concert part of 1848 Tricolour Weekend The annual Waterford City Massed Band Concert takes place at the Sacred Heart Church, The Folly, this Friday evening, October 12th (8pm) and promises to be another special night of top class entertainment in our City of Music. The brainchild of Ger O’Brien, the event has [...]

Trad By the Suir

The annual John Dwyer Trad Weekend runs from October 19th to the 21st.
Countdown to John Dwyer Trad Weekend The annual John Dwyer Trad Weekend is one of many highlights during the forthcoming Imagine Arts Festival which will run across Waterford city from October 18th to the 28th. The weekend will host workshops, sessions, album launches and concerts set to feature some of the best traditional musicians from all across [...]

Thousands Visit South East House and Home Show

Gary Graham and Roz Purcell pictured with WLR’s Teresanne O’Reilly at last weekend's South East House & Home Show which was held at the WIT Arena. 		| Photo: Garrett Fitzgerald
Thousands visited the second annual South East House and Home Show last weekend. The show, hosted by WLR Events, was deemed a huge success by visitors with a high-quality portfolio of exhibitors showcased at the WIT Arena in Carriganore. Amongst the busy line-up of entertainment on the Style Stage was bestselling cookery author and entrepreneur Roz [...]

New Ross Piano Festival Preview

Anne-Marie McDermott makes her New Ross Piano Festival this week.
St Mary’s Church in New Ross will be the focus of activity for this weekend’s New Ross Piano Festival with national and international pianists taking to the platform. On Friday evening, the main classical concerts begin. All of the musicians are big names and have played all over the world. Anne-Marie McDermott [...]

Ode to the Comeraghs

Mark Roper and Paddy Dwan will launch their third book at the Theatre Royal this Saturday evening. Their work on the Comeraghs has taken five years to assemble."
On Saturday next at the Theatre Royal (7pm), Paddy Dwan and Mark Roper will release their latest book, titled ‘Comeragh: Mountain, Coum, River, Rumour’. Carrie Crowley will perform guest speaking duties for the launch of Paddy and Mark’s third collaboration, which runs to 180 pages, containing 20,000 words and 200 colour photographs. “We’ve already produced [...]

Culture is Catching!

'Black '47' and 'Vikings' star Moe Dunford will launch the ‘Vikings in Focus’ photo exhibition at the Old Market House Arts Centre in Dungarvan on Culture Night (this Friday) at 7.30pm.
The 13th annual staging of Culture Night will be held this Friday, September 21st with local authorities busily engaging with a range of arts and cultural organisations to lay on another varied and entertaining programme of events. Free tours on the hour (starting at 5pm, with the final tour at 9pm) will [...]

Well Festival Programme is Launched

Jennifer Loughran and Tracey McEneaney of Waterford Library Services.
The Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing has just announced its programme for 2018, taking place Monday the 8th to Saturday, October 13th, throughout the City and County, featuring an exciting line-up of 49 fun, inventive and sociable arts events for all ages. In this, its sixth year, the festival presents musicians, artists, poets, [...]

Imagine Festival Set to Be “Deliciously Dark”

Pictured in Waterford preparing for this year's Imagine Festival are members of the Waterford Youth Arts who will perform at this year’s festival including Des Kavanagh (age 16) Alex Olariu (age 17) Abi McCormack (age 17) Mary O’Donoghue (16). 								| Photo: Patrick Browne
‘Deliciously Dark’ best describes a key theme for this year’s Imagine Arts Festival, which takes place in Waterford City from October 18th to the 28th. Pre-Halloween high jinks for all ages come courtesy of a number of exciting premium events including the inimitable Spraoi’s latest production ‘Wicked Woods’; Stomptown Brass’ ‘Requiem for Truth’ featuring a raucous [...]