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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