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Light Moves, an in­ter­na­tional fes­ti­val of dance, film and me­dia arts con­tin­ues this week­end in Lim­er­ick. To­day there will be a se­lec­tion of fam­ily friendly bal­let shorts from 2-4pm cu­rated spe­cially for Belltable from the Light Moves Open Call 2018. It is a free event but pre-book­ing is es­sen­tial on 061 953 400. To­mor­row there is a screen­ing of Gin­gerella (Rock­afela) which weaves to­gether 13 uni­ver­sal Cin­derella tales with the con­tem­po­rary story of a dancer’s search to re­dis­cover her will to


dance. light­ Re­mem­ber No­vem­ber The pub­lic is in­vited to mark the cen­te­nary of the World War I Ar­mistice with two spe­cial cer­e­monies in Cobh Co Cork cul­mi­nat­ing with the un­veil­ing of a com­mem­o­ra­tive brass plaque in the town to­mor­row. The largest bell of St Col­man’s Cathe­dral in Cobh will toll 11 times on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, to com­mem­o­rate the mo­ment when the guns of World War I fell silent

3 in 1918. vis­it­ Christ­mas Cracker A full-length ver­sion of The Nutcracker, a sea­sonal clas­sic for the en­tire fam­ily, ends its run in Cork Opera House to­day with mati­nee at 2.30pm and an evening per­for­mance at 8pm. Di­rected by Alan Foley, it stars world-renowned prima bal­le­rina Eka­te­rina Bortyakova from the Moscow State Bal­let as the ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’. Tick­ets from €25 and a fam­ily pass costs €120.cork­op­er­a­


Run in the Dark There is still time to sign up and take part in the Run in the Dark fundraiser that takes place on Wed­nes­day.The global run­ning move­ment, Run in the Dark, re­turns to Cork city cen­tre on for its eighth year with a 5k or 10k run tak­ing place through the city cen­tre in a unique night run­ning ex­pe­ri­ence in a bid to fund a cure for paral­y­sis. Sign up to the


event on Crafty Ideas

From Fri­day, the Bal­ly­maloe Craft Fair, will host de­sign­ers, mak­ers, do­ers from across Ire­land, for a one-stop shop­ping week­end. The fair re­turns to the Grain­store on the grounds of Bal­ly­maloe House in Shana­garry, Co Cork on Fri­day from 6-9pm and on Satur­day 17 and Sun­day 18 from 10am to 6pm. More than 100 of coun­try’s finest crafters and mak­ers will be there along with ar­ti­san food, drink and lively mu­sic. Ad­mis­sion in €5 and chil­dren un­der 16 go free. Ad­vance book­ing is ad­vised on bal­ly­maloe­fes­ti­

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