WHAT’S ON AROUND COUNTY WICK­LOW

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Grey­stones. Among those present will be mem­bers of Grey­stones Fire Ser­vice, Grey­stones First Re­spon­ders, Grey­stones Coast Guard, Ir­ish Coast Guard Res­cue He­li­copter ‘Res­cue 116’, An Garda Siochana, Wick­low Civil De­fence, the Ir­ish Army and the Road Safety Author­ity. There will be no park­ing at Eire Og but park­ing will be avail­able at the nearby rugby club, Shore­line Leisure and ten­nis club.

TASTE OF WICK­LOW

The main event in the Taste of Wick­low – the food fes­ti­val – takes place from noon to 7 p.m. at the Abbey Grounds in Wick­low town. Celebrity chefs Derry Clarke, Cather­ine Ful­vio, Paul Kelly, Rory Mo­ra­han and a host of lo­cal chefs will be show­cas­ing the won­der­ful food County Wick­low has to of­fer, while there will be over 40 food stalls and 30 craft stalls of­fer­ing all kinds of fare. Tick­ets cost €10 (€5 for OAPs and chil­dren un­der 12 go free) and can be pur­chased on­line at tas­te­ofwick­low.ie.

CLASH FEST

The Clash Fest fun con­tin­ues with the sports day kick­ing off in the Bal­li­na­clash Com­mu­nity Field at 2 p.m., the shaggy dog show at 2.30 p.m. and the mon­ster auc­tion out­side Phe­lan’s at 6 p.m. Raf­fle tick­ets can be bought and dog show en­tries made at clash­fest.ie.

SUM­MER CON­CERT

The lat­est Sum­mer Sun­days free con­cert at Bray Band­stand be­gins at 2.30 p.m. will fea­ture the Bray Con­cert Band.

WESTWOOD

Dramtech presents Westwood at Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre in Bray on Sun­day, June 30, at 2.30 p.m. This is a com­bi­na­tion of Into the Woods and West­side Story. Tick­ets are €15 or €12 con­ces­sion at mer­maid­arts­cen­tre.ie.

SONGS OF PRAISE

St Bartholome­w’s Church in Conary will hold a Songs of Praise ser­vice at 7.30 p.m.

MON­DAY, JULY 1 EV­ERY­BODY KNOWS

Ev­ery­body Knows is Os­car-win­ning film­maker As­ghar Farhardi’s in­ti­mately painful and pow­er­fully acted drama which cen­tres of a shock­ing crime that in­ter­rupts a fam­ily wedding. Laura (Pene­lope Cruz) re­turns to her fam­ily vil­lage with her chil­dren for her sis­ter’s wedding. While there, she is re­united with her for­mer lover Paco and, within her fam­ily, re­sent­ment to­wards Paco sim­mers. When Laura’s daugh­ter is kid­napped, se­crets, lies and un­healed wounds are re­vealed. The screen­ing starts at 8 p.m. at the Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre and tick­ets, cost­ing €8/€6.50, are avail­able from the venue.

WED­NES­DAY, JULY 3 MUM AND ME

Moth­ers are in­vited along to this out­door (in­door if rain­ing) ex­er­cise class at 10 a.m. at Rath­dan­gan Com­mu­nity Field, where chil­dren can come along to play, watch or join in. After­wards, its back to the Vil­lage Pantry for a cuppa and some healthy treats. The cost is €10 per fam­ily and all pro­ceeds go to the Rath­dan­gan Com­mu­nity Hall.

THURS­DAY, JULY 4 SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW BRAY?

The ta­ble quiz ‘So You Think You Know Bray?’ will take place at the Es­planade Ho­tel in Bray on at 8 p.m. Mick ‘The Book’ Kelleher will be quiz mas­ter, with MCs Brian White and Ol­lie Ma­hony. There will be spot prizes on the night, as well as dis­plays and some mu­sic. The ta­ble quiz is in aid of the re­fur­bish­ment pro­ject at the Holy Redeemer Church and Parish Cen­tre. The en­try fee is €40 for a ta­ble of four. To sign up, email thinky­ouknow­[email protected] gmail.com or text 086 2430573.

FRI­DAY, JULY 5 WEIGH­ING IN

Kil­te­gan Drama Group presents the one-act drama ‘Weigh­ing in’ by Ger Gal­lagher at 8 p.m. in St Te­gan’s Hall, Kil­te­gan. The show is in aid of a cin­ema room for Balt­in­glass Hos­pi­tal. Tick­ets cost €10 and are avail­able from 086 3782104.

JACK LUKEMAN

Singer-song­writer, per­former, racon­teur and a whole lot more besides, Jack Lukeman re­turns to the Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre at 8 p.m. Lukeman is a rare, un­usual brand of per­former. From clubs to con­cert halls, the­atres to fes­ti­vals, he has the per­form­ing power and com­pelling pres­ence to win over any crowd. Tick­ets cost €25/€23 and are avail­able from the Mer­maid.

SATUR­DAY, JULY 6 BRING­ING BROAD­WAY HOME

Boule­vard Pro­duc­tions presents Bring­ing Broad­way Home, an evening of mu­si­cal the­atre at the Whale The­atre from 8 p.m. The show fea­tures songs from favourite mu­si­cals such as My Fair Lady, Ok­la­homa and Carousel with a touch of mod­ern broad­way mixed in, and stars Róisín Sul­li­van, Mark O’Looney, Naoise Stu­art-Kelly and Eoin Cannon, ac­com­pa­nied by David Wray. Tick­ets cost €20/€18 and are avail­able from the Whale.

SUN­DAY, JULY 7 GAR­DEN PARTY

Mr and Mrs Bear will be re­turn­ing to Kill­rud­dery House to host the mid­sum­mer party at 11 a.m. They will bring along lots of tra­di­tional games, gi­ant chess and some med­i­cally trained friends, qual­i­fied to cure all teddy bear ails. Ad­mis­sion is €8.50 for adults, €3 for chil­dren (un­der 12) and free for those un­der four.

SUM­MER CON­CERT

The lat­est Sum­mer Sun­days free con­cert at Bray Band­stand be­gins at 2.30 p.m. will fea­ture the Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Work­ers Brass Band.

SUM­MER FES­TI­VAL OF OPERA

Friends of the Vo­cal Arts re­turn to Kill­rud­dery House at 4 p.m. to host the Sum­mer Fes­ti­val of Opera in aid of the Veron­ica Dunne In­ter­na­tional Singing Com­pe­ti­tion. Guests can en­joy the sub­lime acous­tics of the or­angery as ris­ing stars of Ir­ish opera per­form along­side more es­tab­lished singers. Tick­ets are avail­able from the Veron­ica Dunne In­ter­na­tional Singing Com­pe­ti­tion by email­ing [email protected]­fith.ie.

GAR­DEN PARTY

The beau­ti­ful Trud­der Grange Gar­den in New­town­moun­tkennedy will host a sum­mer gar­den party from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be en­ter­tain­ment, re­fresh­ments, cakes, face-paint­ing, bal­loon sculpt­ing and tours of the gar­den. The cost of en­try is €10 per adult (kids go free), with all pro­ceeds go­ing to­wards the SVP.

Do you have an event com­ing up? Send the de­tails to [email protected] peo­ple­news.ie or call 0404 67004

MON­DAY, JULY 8 SINK OR SWIM

The Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre hosts a screen­ing of this film about a group of 40-some­thing men who de­cide to form their lo­cal pool’s first ever syn­chro­nized swim­ming team for men. Braving the skep­ti­cism and ridicule of those around them, the group sets out on an un­likely ad­ven­ture. The screen­ing be­gins at 8 p.m. and tick­ets, cost­ing €8/€6.50, are avail­able from the Mer­maid.

THURS­DAY, JULY 11 SHELTON ABBEY OPEN DAY

Shelton Abbey near Ark­low will throw open its doors from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to raise money for Wick­low Hospice Foun­da­tion. Guests will get the chance to see the won­der­ful grounds of Shelton Abbey and there will be face paint­ing, tea/cof­fee, a his­tory talk and more. Guests are asked to note that no cam­eras or mo­bile phones are al­lowed to be used within Shelton Abbey. There is no en­try fee and all do­na­tions to the hospice are greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

IN CON­VER­SA­TION

Best-sell­ing au­thors Adele O’Neill and Eleanor O’Reilly will be in­ter­viewed by award-win­ning di­rec­tor Imelda McDon­agh at the As­gard The­atre, Ark­low from 8 p.m. Ad­mis­sion €10. Book at gr8events. ie.

FRI­DAY, JULY 12 THE EPIPHANY OF EILEEN O’KEEFE

An ab­sur­dist clown­ing piece that fo­cuses on the joys of ev­ery­day life, The Epiphany of Eileen O’Keefe takes to the stage at 8 p.m. in the Whale The­atre. Through the use of move­ment and dance the char­ac­ters find a sense of fun in their pre­vi­ously mo­not­o­nous lives. Di­rected by Emma Fine­gan, the show aims to delight and in­spire au­di­ences and is an en­er­getic and ex­per­i­men­tal piece filled with raw en­ergy, fresh in­no­va­tion and a lot of laughs. Tick­ets cost €10/€7 and are avail­able from the Whale.

WEIGH­ING IN

Kil­te­gan Drama Group presents the one-act drama ‘Weigh­ing in’ by Ger Gal­lagher at 8 p.m. in St Te­gan’s Hall, Kil­te­gan. The show is in aid of a cin­ema room for Balt­in­glass Hos­pi­tal. Tick­ets cost €10 and are avail­able from 086 3782104.

SATUR­DAY, JULY 13 POP UP MER­MAID

Held in con­junc­tion with Pro­ject Arts Cen­tre, Pop Up Mer­maid will present a line-up of de­lec­ta­ble bite-sized per­for­mances across the­atre, dance and film at 8 p.m. in the Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre. Cu­rated by Nyree Yer­gain­har­sian and Shaun Dunne, the show will fea­ture a se­ries of post-show con­ver­sa­tions that bridge the gap be­tween artist and au­di­ence. Tick­ets cost €12/€10 and are avail­able from the Mer­maid.

THE EPIPHANY OF EILEEN O’KEEFE

An ab­sur­dist clown­ing piece that fo­cuses on the joys of ev­ery­day life, The Epiphany of Eileen O’Keefe takes to the stage at 8 p.m. in the Whale The­atre. Di­rected by Emma Fine­gan, the show aims to delight and in­spire au­di­ences. Tick­ets cost €10/€7 and are avail­able from the Whale.

SUN­DAY, JULY 14 TOM KENNEDY ME­MO­RIAL SHOW

The Gar­den of Ire­land Vin­tage Car Club will host the Tom Kennedy Me­mo­rial Vin­tage and Clas­sic Car Show from noon at Kil­macanogue GAA Com­plex. There will also be stalls, a dog show, face paint­ing and other amuse­ments. All pro­ceeds will go to the St Ann’s On­col­ogy Ward at St Vin­cent’s Hos­pi­tal.

MO­TOR­CY­CLE RUN

A mo­tor­cy­cle run in aid of David­stown Church Roof Restora­tion will be­gin at 12.30 p.m. from Cool­money Mil­i­tary Camp in the Glen of Imaal. The route will be ap­prox­i­mately 100km (a shorter run will be open to vin­tage mo­tor­cy­cles) and the cost of en­try is €20 per bike.

MU­SIC TO­GETHER CON­CERT

Mu­sic To­gether presents a free con­cert ‘Trees’ at the Whale The­atre at 2 p.m., em­brac­ing the tal­ent of peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties. The 10-piece in­te­grated group plays a new com­po­si­tion with video il­lus­tra­tion, deal­ing with the men­tal heal­ing power of ex­pe­ri­enc­ing an en­riched en­vi­ron­ment. The per­form­ers will be us­ing the new­est ver­sion of a group of apps en­abling phys­i­cally dis­abled mu­si­cians to com­pose and per­form episodes as part of the com­po­si­tion. Tick­ets are free but can be booked through the Whale.

SUM­MER CON­CERT

The lat­est Sum­mer Sun­days free con­cert at Bray Band­stand be­gins at 2.30 p.m. will fea­ture the Ardee Brass Band.

SUM­MER FES­TI­VAL OF OPERA

Friends of the Vo­cal Arts re­turn to Kill­rud­dery House at 4 p.m. to host the Sum­mer Fes­ti­val of Opera in aid of the Veron­ica Dunne In­ter­na­tional Singing Com­pe­ti­tion. Tick­ets are avail­able from the Veron­ica Dunne In­ter­na­tional Singing Com­pe­ti­tion by email­ing [email protected]­fith.ie.

THURS­DAY, JULY 18 DOC­U­MEN­TARY PRE­MIÈRE

The Whale The­atre in Grey­stones will host the pre­mière of ‘Let Your Colours Run Free’, a fea­ture doc­u­men­tary made by Tran­sGrey­stones. The event be­gins at 8 p.m. and tick­ets, cost­ing €10, are avail­able from The Whale.

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