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CULTURE WATERFORD EYE Art, Culture, Design and Living

Originally the eighth month of the Roman Calendar, October originates from the latin word ‘octo’ meaning eight. Later in both the Julian and the Gregorian Calendars, it became the tenth month.

Released in 1981, October was also the name given to U2’s lesser known second album. Inspired by Bono and other members of U2’s membership of the ‘Shalom Fellowship’ a Christian group which led them to question the uneasy relationship between the rock and roll lifestyle and the Christian faith.

NOT ANOTHER NEVAN LEHART Nevan Lahart is an Irish artist of growing repute. His work often employs satirical humour and colloquial construction, in the pursuit of eliciting a wry commentary on society. He has exhibited at Dublin Contemporary 2011; Solus Nua, Washington DC 2010; RHA Gallery, Dublin 2010; the Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona 2009; Ding Dong, International Art Festival, Hamburg-Altona, Germany 2006; and the Irish Museum of Modern Art 2005.

The objects and installation produced for this project will be disassembled and destroyed or recycled after the exhibition, and will not be used, in any way, for the purposes of financial gain. The project would not have been possible without the wealth of imagery and information gleaned from the artist’s extensive website

SOMA Contemporary 22 September – 15 October 6 Lombard Street, Waterford City


featuring champion players from Carlow, Kilkenny and Waterford have quickly emerged as the hottest act of recent times. The band has a fresh sound combining energetic instrumental with many pensive ballads in both the Irish and English language.

The band has already graced many stages in Ireland and leading European festivals such as Tonder festival in Denmark and Lorient Interceltic Festival in France. On St Patrick’s Day 2010 the band were also chosen to perform at Aras an Uachtarain for President Mary McAleese.

Eoin O Meachair who plays Banjo, Mandolin and Whistles as well as singing with the group says, “We’re all looking forward to giving Waterford a great night in the beautiful surroundings of Christ Church.”

Sat 1st October, 8pm Tickets: €14/ €10 conc. available from events office or on the door Events at Christ Church Cathedral T: 051 858 958


Featuring the voice of the legendary Michael O Mhuircheartaigh.

Mon 3 to Sat 8 October, 8pm Tickets: €20 Monday 3 & Tuesday 4; €25 Wednesday 5 to Saturday 8 Theatre Royal, Waterford T: 051 874 402

BILLY BRAGG Selected by Woody Guthrie’s daughter Nora to set some of her father’s unrecorded lyrics to music, the album Mermaid Avenue (with Wilco) in 1998, Billy Bragg would seem to have the street cred and ability that we all want to see play in Waterford.

Part of his Irish tour this October, includes an Amnesty gig in Belfast. Supporting Billy will be singer and guitarist Kevin Power. Kevin is fast gaining a reputation for his powerful performances of long lost blues and traditional songs alongside his own original compositions. This gig supported by Waterford Council of Trade Unions is sure to be one of the highlights of this years Imagine Arts Festival.

Forum Theatre Thurs 20 October, 8pm Tickets: €20/€15 conc. T: 051 874 402


Presented by Theatrix Productions, the Smash Hit GAA Comedy by Bryan Flynn and Kevin McCormack comes to the Deise for one week only. The gags, both verbal and visual, come thick and fast in this hilarious new comedy. Soccer was gifted with ‘I Keano’ and rugby with ‘Alone it stands’. Now, at last comes the spectacular comedy, which takes a sideways glance at the nation’s number one obsession, the ancient game of hurling.

With their title deriving from the Irish Gaelic meaning New Harbour or New Shelter Place the band Caladh Nua 18

Local actors Andrew Holden and Michael Joseph play King Henry Shefflin and Smarty Morrissey respectively, while Lynda Gough plays Obi Wan Camogie. Richie Hayes plays multiple roles in the production, the highlight being his performance as Deise helmer Davey Fitzgerald.

by Mailo Power

I’m really excited about Moments an exhibition of my recent work along side the first exhibition of my daughter Kelly’s photographs. It captures moments of 21st century life, revealing personal memories close to the heart, which never fade, where we can re-live those moments and in doing so understand more about who we are and what has shaped us.

Athenaeum House Hotel 24 October – 5 November Christendom, T: 051 833 999

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