WHAT’S ON AROUND COUNTY WICK­LOW

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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 EN­VI­RON­MEN­TAL WALK

Dunlavin Climate Con­nec­tions will lead a walk in which they will help peo­ple to make life choices in­formed by climate change aware­ness and bio­di­ver­sity. Any­one in­ter­ested in tak­ing part should meet at An Lar Cafe in Dunlavin at 4.45 p.m., with the walk set­ting off at 5.20 p.m. along Lo­ga­t­rina Road to Si­mon Kir­wan’s hazel­nut farm.

TI­NA­HELY AGRI­CUL­TURAL SHOW LAUNCH

The Ti­na­hely Agri­cul­tural Show is hold­ing an event to mark its 2019 launch in the Court­house Arts Cen­tre from 7 p.m. All are wel­come to at­tend.

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] or text 086 2430573.

MOVIES BY THE BAND­STAND

Fer­ris Bueller’s Day Off will be screened at Bray Band­stand at 8 p.m., run­ning for one hour and 43 min­utes. Events are free and do not re­quire tick­ets. Screen­ings are sub­ject to change with­out no­tice and are de­pen­dent on weather. Au­di­ence mem­bers can bring a blanket, deck chair or camp chair. Pets and al­co­hol are pro­hib­ited.

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 be bring­ing along lots of tra­di­tional games, gi­ant chess and some med­i­cally trained friends, qual­i­fied to cure all teddy bear ails. Kill­rud­dery will play host to a spe­cial fam­ily day and a heart-warm­ing bar­be­cue. Ad­mis­sion is €8.50 for adults, €3 for chil­dren (un­der 12) and free for chil­dren un­der four years.

PAR­ISH FAM­ILY FUN DAY

The St Joseph’s Par­ish fam­ily fun day will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the grounds of Balt­in­glass Par­ish Cen­tre. This free event will have sport, mu­sic, arts, a chil­dren’s fancy dress com­pe­ti­tion and more. Guests are wel­come to bring along a pic­nic.

SUM­MER CON­CERT

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

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 St Vin­cent de Paul.

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 will en­joy the sublime acous­tics of the or­angery as they hear the ris­ing stars of Ir­ish opera per­form­ing along­side more es­tab­lished singers. Tick­ets are avail­able from the Veron­ica Dunne In­ter­na­tional Singing Com­pe­ti­tion by email­ing [email protected]­fith.ie.

SEABREEZE PRINCESS COM­PE­TI­TION

The an­nual Seabreeze Princess com­pe­ti­tion takes place on Sun­day, July 7 from 8 p.m. in the Mid­way, Main Street Ark­low. En­tries are now open. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Noleen Daven­port 040232786 or call into the Mid­way.

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.

MOVIES BY THE BAND­STAND

Events are free and tick­ets are not re­quired. Screen­ings are sub­ject to change with­out no­tice and are de­pen­dent on weather. Au­di­ence mem­bers can bring a blanket, deck chair or camp chair. Pets and al­co­hol are pro­hib­ited.

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 CAR­TOON FES­TI­VAL

The Rath­drum In­ter­na­tional Car­toon Fes­ti­val kicks off at 2 p.m. with car­toon­ist Alan Clarke of­fi­cially open­ing pro­ceed­ings. There will be a fancy dress com­pe­ti­tion for the whole fam­ily at 2.30 p.m., live per­for­mances from the Ark­low Ukulele Play­ers and at 4 p.m. The Fairy Hooper and Lisa Lioness will be per­form­ing in Mar­ket Square. There will be fur­ther live mu­sic by Colm Lawlor, with different artists at­tend­ing tak­ing part in a car­i­ca­ture face off at 6 p.m.. Big Dig­ger then take to the stage at 8 p.m.

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 Chuch 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.

GARDEN FETE

Ardeen Cheshire Home will be host­ing its an­nual garden fete from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be re­fresh­ments, bric a brack, bot­tle stall, for­tune teller, plant stall, mar­ket stalls, face-paint­ing, pup­pet show,

Bray Con­cert Band, who per­formed on Bray Seafront as part of the Sum­mer Sun­days con­cert series. The series con­tin­ues this week with a per­for­mance by the Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Work­ers Brass Band.

Lisa Bishop, Dan Bren­dan and Fiona

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