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GROW HQ is the home of the GIY movement and our brand spanking new food education centre in Waterford City.

It is the home of GIY-land, the mothership and a place of joy, healing and GREAT food that embodies all things GIY.

Set on 4 acres in Waterford City, we’re just across the road from University Hospital Waterford at Ardkeen. It’s sort of the last place you’d expect to find people growing food, but that’s why we love it so much.

Our stunning eco-building with it’s distinctive green roof was designed by Solearth Architecture to remove the barriers between where food is grown, cooked and eaten. Our cafe looks out on the kitchen garden and vice versa.

Find out more at https://giy.ie/grow-hq/about-grow-hq.html

Waterford Music Marian Ingoldsby

Irish composer Marian Ingoldsby will step into the limelight at The Large Room, City Hall, Waterford on Thursday, 7th December at 7.30pm to present a solo show featuring music that provided significant signposts to her journey in music.

Works by Albeniz, Chopin, Schumann, O' Carolan and Mompou will feature, as well as some of Ingoldsby's own piano compositions including Moving Hearts. Admission €15 Students €5

Ingoldsby, a Carrick-on-Suir native, has been much in demand with commissions from many ensembles and choral groups over the last thirty years since she won the Fleischmann Prize in 1995. Such commissions include a chamber opera called Hot Food with Strangers, which was premiered by Opera Theatre Company in 1991, and a children’s opera Lily’s Labyrinth for RTE Lyric FM, while much of her instrumental work has been commissioned by the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and the Dublin International Piano Competition.

Highly regarded for her facility with texts, her setting of Michael Coady’s poem, The Great Embrace was specially commissioned by Waterford-Music to mark the 75th anniversary of their chamber music series this year. A setting of W.B Yeats' Never Give All the Heart premiered by baritone Benjamin Appl was described by the Irish Times as the highlight of the recital by the young German star.

Ingoldsby combines her composing activities with her teaching at the Department of Creative and Performing Arts at Waterford Institute of Technology and is a much sought after accompanist.

The Reg Christmas Dinner Menu

If you haven’t already booked your Christmas Party, don’t worry, The Reg still has some last minute Party Packages available on popular Party Nights over Christmas.

Whether your preference is a luxury 3 Course Dinner Menu, a long Christmas Lunch or a Private Space for a bigger Group with Festive Finger Food, The Reg has a number of options that might suit your needs.

With Live Music 7 nights a week, Resident DJ every Thursday, Friday & Saturday and the best Big Bands in the Region every Friday & Saturday night – The Reg has all your Christmas Party needs all under one Roof!

Call Paulius on 051 583000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.

Theatre Royal Declan Rourke

Date: Saturday, 23rd December

Time: 8pm

Tickets: www.theatreroyal.ie/events/declan-orourke

Fifteen years in the making, this epic song cycle combines the best of traditional Irish music and the heart of modern song-writing to present a series of extraordinary true tales from the most dynamic period in Ireland’s history.

A five line-up of the album's musicians which include Mike McGoldrick, Dermot Byrne, Floriane Blancke, Jack Maher, Chris Herzberger, Catriona Frost, Rob Calder and John Sheahan, will perform a show at Waterford’s Theatre Royal this December 23rd.

Theatre Royal Vladimirs Viennese Christmas

Date: Monday, 18th December

Time: 8pm 

Tickets: www.theatreroyal.ie/events/vladimirs-viennese-christmas

Join violin sensation Vladimir as he brings a seasonal glow to some of the most beautiful classical melodies from the Romantic era, together with a festive selection box of Christmas crackers to get you in the mood for the most wonderful time of the year.

Soprano Claudia Boyle and tenor Sean Costello join Vladimir, as well as many members of the multi-talented Jablokov family, with accompaniment of Vladimir's musicians.

An unforgettable concert of majestic music from the Strauss family, Franz Lehar and a few surprises too.

UPMC Chinese Nurse VisitFollowing a highly successful and informative visit to UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre and Whitfield Clinic during the summer, a second delegation of 25 nurses from China recently visited the state-of-the-art healthcare facilities in Waterford.

The delegation of specialist nurse managers was given a tour of the advanced radiation therapy centre, and Karen Fagan, UPMC clinical nurse manager, gave the group an overview of UPMC’s approach to patient care.

“We pride ourselves on the multi-disciplinary approach we offer our patients from the minute they walk through our doors,” said Fagan. “Everybody’s cancer journey is very different and very personal to them, but we believe that education and communication are key to taking the fear out of what lies ahead.”

“More often than not, our patients deal with the same staff, and they build a rapport with them.  It’s important that during a particularly trying time in their lives, our patients feel comforted and have an advocate in UPMC as they receive the best, evidence-based treatments.”

This is the second visit of the nurse managers to Ireland this year, as part of a collaborative education programme devised by the Abraham Trust.  The trust facilitates the exposure of nurses to specialised medicine at different centres of excellence.

Deirdre Chapman, nurse allocation officer, Department of Nursing and Health Care at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), spoke of the strong links and excellent relationship that exist between WIT, UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre and Whitfield Clinic. 

“WIT works closely and regularly with UPMC and Whitfield Clinic, as they provide clinical placements for undergraduate nursing students and applied healthcare students. The hands-on experience afforded to nursing and healthcare students is invaluable as they gain a great insight into the operations and processes at a centre of healthcare excellence.”

UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre, part of world-renowned medical centre UPMC, has been offering the most advanced radiation therapy to public and private patients from the southeast region for over 10 years.  As part of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, with more than 50 locations in the U.S., Ireland and Italy, UPMC Whitfield leverages innovation and expertise from around the globe to deliver world-class care to patients close to their homes.

For further information, call UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre on 051 337444 or visit www.upmcwhitfieldcancercentre.ie

LCE Festive Fun

So in case you missed this - it’s not long before Christmas is upon us and here at LCE we want to get the season started!

We also know that work (in the run up to the holidays) still needs to be done ☹. SO…we are decorating the LCE Training Academy and Room Hire LCE style to bring the festive cheer to LCE and our Clients!  

As we are so excited to get Christmas going, we will be putting up the decorations in the last week of November, so everyone can enjoy the cliché comforts that reminds us of such a magical time of year! We will also be revamping some of the extras we have here at LCE to be more festive! There will be Christmas cake, candy canes, Christmas jingles and a lot of fairy lights among many other additions.

Don’t worry though - no mistletoe will be put up…yet!

So, come to LCE for your ROOM HIRE, end of year MEETINGS and TRAINING COURSES or even just to pop in and see us to be part of our festive cheer. Business will be as normal, just with a bit more pep in our step!!!!

Give us a bell on 051 364344 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your festive fancies!

 

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