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Sing Out Loud is back in the National Opera House for per­for­mances ev­ery night un­til November 23, plus a mati­nee on November 19. This year will see over 2,900 pri­mary school kids from around the county tak­ing part in­what prom­ises to be an­other fun filled, high en­ergy, fam­ily friendly show that will have you up singing and danc­ing along. Naoimh Pen­ston back to con­duct the su­per­stars, along with MC Tony Carty. Lead­ing the rock­ing orchestra will be Fin­tan Cleary. Up and com­ing stars Em­ma­line Tur­ley, Ciara Do­herty, Emma O’Leary and Shay El­lard who were found through the au­di­tion process will show why the fu­ture arts in­dus­try is in such good hands! Singing and danc­ing with the ‘Spraoi Òige’ teens will be Michael D’Arcy (Cor­ner Boy), Kevin Rowe (Elec­tric Rock Gui­tarist), James O’Sul­li­van (Fid­dle), Paul Ros­si­tor (Tenor) Emily Red­mond (Ses­sion Sis­ters, The Late Late show) and Ex­treme Rhythm. Nightly per­for­mances take place at 7.30 p.m. with the November 19 mati­nee at 2 p.m. For tick­ets phone the National Opera House Box of­fice on 053 912 2144 or go to www.na­tion­al­op­er­a­house.ie to book on­line. A FACE IN THE CROWD:

The Pre­sen­ta­tion Cen­tre in En­nis­cor­thy is de­lighted to host this cut­ting edge play deal­ing with the real hu­man ex­pe­ri­ence of men­tal health dif­fi­cul­ties. While it’s some­thing that’s rarely spo­ken about and the de­tails of the im­pact on in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies are rarely shared, this project, through sin­cere true-life sto­ries, of­fers not only a rare glimpse into a hid­den world, but also of­fers en­light­en­ment and hope. A part­ner­ship be­tween HSE Men­tal Health Ser­vices, Wex­ford Men­tal Health As­so­ci­a­tion and ESB Funds for Gen­er­a­tions, the play will take place on Fri­day night at 8 p.m. Tick­ets are €15 from www. wex­for­darts­cen­tre.ie. Cursed Mur­phy’s Lab­o­ra­tory is an evening of pub­lic per­for­mances from es­tab­lished and emerg­ing Wex­ford artists tak­ing place in Wex­ford Arts Cen­tre on Fri­day, November 17. The first of three monthly events sup­ported by Wex­ford County Coun­cil’s Arts Depart­ment, it will fea­ture mu­sic, vis­ual arts, lit­er­a­ture, film, theatre and dance and will fin­ish with a DJ set. The cu­ra­tor is the writer and spo­ken word per­former Peter Mur­phy. Billed as a so­cial event, club night and an op­por­tu­nity for ex­per­i­men­ta­tion and in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary ad­ven­ture. Doors open 8pm. To book tick­ets, tele­phone 053 9123764. THE LION’S SHARE: ‘The Lion’s Share’, an en­chant­ing short film based on true events in Dublin Zoo dur­ing the Easter Ris­ing, will be given a char­ity screen­ing in Movies@ Gorey on Thurs­day, November 16, at 7 p.m. Tick­ets are €10 and pro­ceeds go to St Ai­dan’s Day Care Cen­tre and Pethelpers.ie .The film, shot pri­mar­ily in North Wex­ford, was di­rected by Owen O’Gorman, and stars tal­ented Gorey ac­tors in­clud­ing Ais­ling O’Neill, Liz Lloyd, and Richard Lis­ter. TA­BLE QUIZ: The South East Ra­dio­ther­apy Trust (SERT), who op­er­ate a vi­tal, daily vol­un­tary trans­port ser­vice from Wex­ford to the ra­dio­ther­apy clinic at Whit­field Clinic in Water­ford, are hold­ing a fundrais­ing ta­ble quiz at Wex­ford Golf Club in Mul­gan­non this Wed­nes­day (November 15). En­try fee is €40 per ta­ble of four. Great prizes and a ‘mon­ster’ raf­fle are in store. The event gets un­der way at 8.30 p.m. CHRIST­MAS DIN­NER FUNDRAISER. A con­cert will take place in the River­bank House Ho­tel on Fri­day in aid of the Christ­mas day din­ner for the home­less and alone. Or­gan­ised by Wex­ford peo­ple Help­ing Peo­ple the con­cert will fea­ture mu­sic from Natty Wailer (for­merly of Bob Mar­ley and The Wail­ers) and Mandy J; Hot Rod Hearse (Rock­a­billy and Folk mix); Vagabond (Ir­ish Folk, Bal­lads and Coun­try); Ker­mie (Kerry and Jamie singing a bit of ev­ery­thing) and Rachel Grace (Folk/Blues and Con­tem­po­rary). Tick­ets are €10 each and can be pur­chased from the River­bank House Ho­tel, Jenny’s Beauty Bar on Lower Rowe Street and Candy Bou­tique or on the door. CHRIST­MAS MAR­KET: A festive Christ­mas mar­ket will be held at the Ash­down Park Ho­tel, Gorey, start­ing on Sun­day, November 19, and run­ning ev­ery Sun­day un­til De­cem­ber 23. The Craft, Vin­tage and Food Christ­mas Mar­ket will be filled with qual­ity stalls dis­play­ing hand­made wooden toys, origami lights, skin­care prod­ucts, knitwear, lo­cal food pro­duc­ers, and crafts. The festive mar­ket will be set in the court­yard of the ho­tel, out­side and un­der cover, sur­rounded by trees and lights. The Christ­mas mar­ket will take place from 2 p.m., un­til 5 p.m., each Sun­day.

Sing Out Loud re­turns to the National Opera House – see 1

Ais­ling O’Neill in ‘The Lion’s Share’ – see 4

Wex­ford Arts Cen­tre hosts ‘Cursed Mur­phy’s Lab­o­ra­tory’ – see 6

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