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Friday 20th June Sunday 22nd June, 2014 www.waterford1100.com Waterford1100

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Okay. This is a totally wicked festival that’s all about fun stuff for families, especially kids. And that’s its name too - WiKID (Waterford Kids festival) and it’s all part of the celebrations for Waterford 1100, when Waterford was founded by Vikings in 914AD. My name is Olaf Alot (geddit?) and I hope you’ll join me the weekend of 20th to 22nd of June for the best fun ever! There’s so much to do so, to make things easy for you, we’ve divided everything into Totally WiKID Stuff! Cool Stuff!, Nature Stuff! and WiKID Arty Stuff! Yep, it’s officially the best festival in the whole wide world, EVER! Olaf Alot 2


Totally WiKID Stuff! Vadrarfjordr Viking Village

Step back in time and experience Waterford when it was Vadrarfjordr! Meet the ‘Vikings’ in their village. Witness how they dressed, cooked, lived and worked in this authentic recreation of Viking life. Don’t miss the weapons display and your chance (under strict supervision!) to handle authentic weapons and chainmail in our special Viking School. Design and paint your own wooden shield and learn finger braiding, the Viking craft of making colourful woollen braids and bracelets. You won’t want to leave! Sat. 21st June & Sun. 22nd June, 11am-5.30pm (last entry 5pm). Courthouse Grounds, Catherine Street. Admission: €5, payable at gate. Free to children aged 12 and under, who must be accompanied by parent/ guardian. Presented by Deise Medieval

Medieval Fair Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a Medieval Fair! Visit the Viking craft makers – basket weavers, wood turners, potters and blacksmiths – as they demonstrate their crafts and try your own hand at ancient craft skills. You can even purchase a memento to bring home! Sat. 21st June & Sun. 22nd June, 11am5:30pm. Cathedral Square. Free event.

The Big Dig Get your hands dirty and become an intrepid archaeologist! The Big Dig, in association with the School of Irish Archaeology, is an introduction to the fascinating world of archaeology in a fun way. A replica Viking house and workshop excavation allows children from 5yrs-12yrs to explore the Viking world through a simulated and controlled archaeological dig. Don’t miss this! Sat. 21st June and Sun. 22nd June, 11am-5.30pm (sessions last 20mins). Palace Square. Free event. Register on the day at the SIA desk on site; places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 3


Have a Go Archery! Try your hand at target shooting in a safe, friendly atmosphere with experienced local archers. Each participant has the opportunity to fire three arrows per try. There’s lots of bows to try, including Hungarian Horse Bows. A fun event for all the family. All equipment supplied. Sat. 21st & Sun. 22nd June, 12pm-5pm (last entry 4.30pm). Blackfriars. Free event.

Sleepover at the Medieval Museum Have you ever wondered what it’s like in a museum at night when everyone’s gone home and all the lights go out? Well here’s your chance to find out with a completely wicked sleepover at the Medieval Museum! Enjoy lots of fun activities in your own private museum, supper break and a movie before bedding down in the gallery of the museum surrounded by ancient artefacts! Lights go out at midnight so keep your torch at hand for plenty of whispering and digging out those midnight snacks you’ve brought! Have breakfast at 7am the next morning before packing up and going home after the best sleepover EVER! Sat. 21st June, 7pm to 7am. Medieval Museum. €25 per person. Due to the high level of demand for this event, the limited spaces will be allocated by lottery. Register your interest in booking at the Medieval Museum, tel: 051 849 501

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Note: This event is for 8-12yr olds only. One adult must attend with each child/group, with a minimum of one adult for every 4 children booked in.


WiKID Streets

Look out for the wonderful medieval street entertainment Punch & Judy Puppet Show Don’t miss this unique adaptation of the traditional Punch & Judy show, presented by Little Red Kettle in association with Conor Lambert’s Custard Pie Puppet Theatre. A very naughty Mr. Punch is left with the task of minding the house while Judy is busy with other chores. Mr. Punch’s inability to take on the simplest of tasks leads to hilarious consequences - involving the Gardaí! Lots of laughter for all the family.

Buí Bolg presents ‘The Joust’ A mysterious Queen finds life uninteresting until she is wooed by two unsuspecting knights in shining armour. They battle it out to see who will win her dainty hand. Two knights on horseback, one minstrel and the mysterious Queen comprise this entourage who canter along the streets and stop occasionally to perform their 20-minute tale. Sun. 22nd June, 1pm to 5pm. Various locations in city centre.

Sat. 21st June, 1pm and 3pm. Baileys New Street. Free.

Wobbly Circus Enjoy stilt walkers, jesters and fire breathers — all dressed in period costume — in a stunning display from this talented Waterford Street Theatre Company. Sat. 21st June & Sun. 22nd June, 1pm to 5pm. Various locations in city centre. Free.

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Nature stuff! Animal Magic

Get up close and personal with small mammals, raptors, amphibians and arachnids. See birds of prey - hawks, falcons and owls - at close quarters and handle a diversity of creatures while learning more about their lifestyles. Sat. 21st June and Sun. 22nd June, 12.30pm4.30pm. New Street Garden. Free event.

Time Outside Nature Walk Be up like a lark for this early morning walk from the river Suir through the People’s Park. Discover the flora and fauna that lives right on your doorstep in the company of photographer and nature observer Paddy Dwan. This outing is suitable for 8 to 12 year olds, who must be accompanied by an adult. Sat. 21st June and Sun. 22nd June, 7am. The People’s Park (meet at The Marina Hotel, Canada Street). Free; no booking required.

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Cool stuff!

Rap and Beats Workshop A must for rap and hip-hop lovers! This one-day workshop with producer/ rapper GMC will take you through the art of writing, recording and producing your own hip-hop music. Learn all about recording equipment, producing music and writing lyrics. Compose your own lyrics and music in a fun setting, using the latest recording and production technology. This workshop also offers groups the opportunity to create their very own music video and load it onto YouTube. Sat. 21st June and Sun. 22nd June, 10am-4pm. Garter Lane Arts Centre, O’Connell Street. Sat: 8-12yrs; Sun: 13-16yrs. €15 for full-day workshop. Bookings: www.garterlane.ie or 051-855038

The Tallest Smallest Circus When a simple truck driver opens a magic box of circus props, the show takes off all by itself! Will a clueless Ringmaster, with no performers, be able to prove the old adage ‘The show must go on’? He’s certainly going to require a lot of help if a show with jugglers, acrobats, daredevil clowns and performing elephants is to reach its finale. 40 mins of hilarious and highly-interactive circus antics where the audience members are the acts! Saturday 21st June, 11.30am & 2.30pm. Central Library, Lady Lane. Free but advance booking essential – tel. 051 849 975

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From the Suir Valley to Silicon Valley: A Talk by Jordan Casey Jordan Casey is no ordinary 14-year-old. Founder and CEO of Casey Games, an apps development firm, Jordan has created such hit games as Greenboy Touch and My Little World and has already spoken at several international conferences. Listen to him tell his fascinating story. Sat. 21st June, 7.30pm. Medieval Museum. Tickets €5, available in advance from The Bishop’s Palace reception (tel. 051 849650) or on the door.

Music in John Robert’s Square Enjoy wonderful live music from some of Waterford’s most popular bands: trad. group Buclán; jazz ensemble Gypsi Swing; five-piece traditional/contemporary outfit Newfoundland and The Electric Movie Band, who play cinema’s most popular theme tunes. Don’t forget the picnic!

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Sat. 21st June: 2pm – Buclán; 3.30pm – Gypsi Swing; Sun. 22nd June: 2pm – Newfoundland; 3.30pm - The Electric Movie Band. John Robert’s Square. Free event.


Vintage Car Display

Tumble Circus

Enjoy a wonderful display of old-style and vintage cars, from various car clubs throughout the southeast. The car owners will be on hand to answer questions as you stroll around.

“Turning the circus tradition upside down” - Irish Times Welcome to the haphazard world of comedy, circus and theatre! Tumble Circus presents this family cabaret called Carny Noir. Witness disobedient clowns, suffering acrobats and confused jugglers clash in a colourful kaleidoscope of mayhem. Circus and theatre fans, young and old, will love this.

Sun. 22nd June, 2pm-4pm. John Robert’s Square. Free event.

Little Red Kettle Sessions

Sat. 21st June, 6pm. Theatre Royal. Tickets: €8pp/€25 family of four. Bookings via www.theatreroyal.ie or 051 874402

WAMA band comprise four teenagers who perform under the guidance of Waterford Academy of Music and Arts facilitator Trevor Darmady. Come along to this free gig and enjoy an eclectic session. Sun. 22nd June, 5pm. Baileys New Street. Free event.

Red Kettle Sessions Music fans will savour the great original music at these Red Kettle Sessions. Fri. 20th June and Sat. 21st June, 9pm. Central Hall, The Quay. Tickets €10 available from www.red-kettle.com or on the door.

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People’s Park Courthouse Palace Square Cathedral Square Medieval Museum Theatre Royal Bailey’s New Street Central Hall

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William Vincent Wallace Plaza Blackfriars John Robert’s Square Garter Lane Arts Centre New Street Garden Wyse Park The Applemarket/ St Martin’s Gate 16. Central Library Lady Lane

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WiKID Arty stuff! Puppet-Making Workshop Learn the art of puppetmaking in this fascinating two-hour workshop by Little Red Kettle. Bring your puppet home at the end of class for a great memento! Workshops are for 5-8yrs and 9-12yrs. Sat. 21st June 11am-1pm. Central Hall, The Quay. €10. Bookings via www.little-redkettle.com

A Day in the Life of a ‘Little Red Kettler’ Little Red Kettle will host this afternoon session at the quayside. Join the crew for games and lots of join-in activities and discover for yourself what it’s like to be a ‘Little Red Kettler’.

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Sunday 22nd June, 3pm-4.30pm. William Vincent Wallace Plaza, The Quay. Free event.


school, are seeking a way to celebrate their new-found freedom of summer. However the jokes and messing stop when the four find themselves transported back in time to the start of Waterford; right back to the time when the Vikings invaded...

The Early Byrds Transport yourself back in time to the court of Queen Bess with this very special performance in the historic setting of the Medieval Musuem. Elizabethan-style musicians The Early Byrds will dress in Elizabethan costumes to perform music from Renaissance times. Sun. 22nd June, 3pm. The Medieval Museum. Free event.

Waterford Youth Arts present ‘Written in Stone’ This new play, specially written for WiKID by Martina Collender, will be performed by the 9 - 14 years age group of Waterford Youth Arts. Written in Stone follows the lives of four teenagers who, on the last day of

Fri. 20th & Sat. 21st 6:30pm, Sun. 22nd June, 4pm (duration 1 hour) St Martin’s Gate, Spring Garden Alley. Tickets €3pp/ €10 per family via 051-879377. Limited capacity so early booking advised. Suitable for children from 7years upwards.

Waterford Young Arts Critics Exhibition If you think art critics are old fuddy-duddies, think again! Join the Waterford Young Arts Critics (WYACs) in their first-ever exhibition. The WYACs have joined creative forces with Ben Hennessy to curate their very own summer exhibition. View their artistic endeavours alongside the Waterford Council Municipal Collection. Come along to their opening at 5pm Sat, with live music, poetry and plenty of fun. Sat. 21st & Sun. 22nd June, 10am to 5pm. Garter Lane Arts Centre (Gallery). Free event.

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Art on the Railings Enjoy this colourful open-air exhibition on the streets of Waterford. Sat. 21st June, 11am to 4pm. Viking Triangle. Free event.

Music at the Museum presents ‘Intonations’ Enjoy Waterford choir ‘Intonations’, described as Glee for Adults! They cover a wide repertoire of music from modern artists such as Pink and Gary Jules, along with songs by the Beatles, show tunes from Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals and from Disney’s Frozen. Sun. 22nd June, 12.30pm-1.30pm. Medieval Museum. Tickets €7pp/€5pp concession/€14 family (2 adults & 2 kids) from www.fadowaterford.ie

Backstage Tour of the Theatre Royal This beautiful old Victorian theatre, hidden inside a Georgian building, has been putting on plays since before your great-great-great-granddad was born! Come learn about backstage life at the Theatre Royal in this behind-the-scenes tour. The dressing rooms, the cast, the bright lights, the props and – yes – the ghosts! Fri. 20th June & Sat. 21st June, 12pm & 2pm; Sun. 22nd June, 12pm. €5 per person, children u-12 free. Bookings via theatre box office: 051 874402.

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Check the Theatre Royal website for details of a special performance of SEO on Friday evening, in association with the Lismore Opera Festival.


Fun Stuff!

The WiKID Historic Treasure Hunt 1 map, 4 different routes, tantalising clues and fun questions to answer! Organised by Waterford Civic Trust. Take a 45-minute walk around Waterford city and learn about it in a new and engaging way while filling in the answers as you go. Don’t forget to enter your form into the draw for your chance to win a fab iPad! Sat. 21st & Sun. 22nd June, 12pm from John Robert’s Square and 3pm from Apple Market, John Street. Free event; just sign up at the starting point.

Wyse Park Fun Day Enjoy music, entertainment, food, street theatre, games, crafts and facepainting – all in the glorious setting of Wyse Park. This fun and memorable day out for the family is organised by Pathfinders New Street. Sat. 21st June, 12pm-5pm. Wyse Park. Free event.

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Friday 20th June

Saturday 21st June

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Events Calendar

Time

Event

Location

Tickets

4pm

Official Opening

New Street Gardens

12pm & 2pm

Backstage Tour of The Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal, The Mall

6:30pm

WYA present “Written in Stone”

St Martin’s Gate Spring Garden Alley

9:00pm

Red Kettle Sessions

Central Hall, The Quay

Time

Event

Location

Tickets

7:00am

Time Outside: Nature Walk

The People’s Park (Meet at the Marina Hotel, Canada Street)

Free event

10:00am

Rap & Beats Workshop

Garter Lane Arts Centre, O’Connell Street

11:00am

LRK: Puppet-Making Workshop

Central Hall, The Quay

11:00am - 4pm

Art on the Railings

Viking Triangle

Free event

Vadrarfjordr Viking Village & Viking School:

Courthouse Grounds, Catherine Street

Admission €5; U-12s free (U-12s must be accompanied by parent/guardian)

Medieval Fair

Cathedral Square

Free event

11:00am -5:30pm (last entry at 5:00pm) 11:00am5:30pm

Free event Tickets €5 per person, children u-12 free. Bookings via theatre box office: 051 874402. €3 pp, or €10 per family. Booking via WYA 051 879377 €10 from www.red-kettle.com or on the door

€15 for full day workshop Bookings: www.garterlane.ie or 051 855038 €10 booking via www.littleredkettle.com/WiKID


Time

Location

Tickets

The Big Dig

Palace Square

Free event Register for a 20-minute session on the day at the SIA desk on site

11.30am

The Tallest, Smallest Circus

Central Library Lady Lane

12:00pm

WiKID Historic Treasure Hunt.

From John Robert’s Square

12pm & 2pm

Backstage Tour of The Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal, The Mall

12pm - 5pm

Have a go Archery

Blackfriars

Free event

Wyse Park Fun Day

Wyse Park

Free event

Animal Magic

New Street Gardens

Free event

LRK: Punch & Judy Puppet Show

Baileys New Street

Free event

2pm to 5pm

Music in John Robert’s Square

John Robert’s Square

Free event

2pm to 5pm

Wobbly Circus

Waterford Streets

Free event

2.30pm

The Tallest, Smallest Circus

Central Library Lady Lane

3.00pm

WiKID Historic Treasure Hunt

From Apple Market, John Street

5:00pm

Waterford Young Arts Critics Exhibition Party

Garter Lane Arts Centre

Free event

Theatre Royal

€8 per person or €25 family of four. Booking via www.theatreroyal.ie or 051 874402

11:00am5:30pm

12:00pm 5:00pm 12:30pm 4:30pm 1:00pm and 3:00pm

6:00pm

Event

Tumble Circus: Carny Noir

Saturday 21st June

Free Event. Advance booking essential – tel.051 8479975 Free event, sign up at starting point Tickets €5 per person, children u-12 free. Bookings via theatre box office: 051 874402.

Free Event. Advance booking essential – tel.051 8479975 Free event, sign up at starting point

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Saturday 21st June

Time 6:30pm 7pm - 7:00am 7:30pm

Sunday 22nd June

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Event

Location

Tickets

WYA present “Written in Stone”

St Martin’s Gate Spring Garden Alley

€3 pp, or €10 per family. Booking via WYA 051 879377

Medieval Museum

€25 per person (see page 4)

Sleepover at the Medieval Museum From the Suir Valley to Silicon Valley: A Talk by Jordan Casey

Medieval Museum

€5. At Bishops Palace reception or on the door. Tel. 051 849650 Tickets €10 . Available from www.Red-Kettle.com or on the door

9:00pm

Red Kettle Sessions

Central Hall, The Quay

Time

Event

Location

Tickets

7:00am

Time Outside: Nature Walk

The People’s Park (Meet at the Marina Hotel, Canada Street)

Free event

10:00am

Rap & Beats Workshop

Garter Lane Arts Centre, O’Connell Street

€15 for full day workshop Bookings: www.garterlane.ie or 051 855038

11:00am -5:30pm (last entry at 5:00pm)

Vadrarfjordr Viking Village & Viking School:

Courthouse Grounds, Catherine Street

Admission €5; U-12s free (U-12s must be accompanied by parent/guardian)

11:00am5:30pm

Medieval Fair

Cathedral Square

Free event

11:00am5:30pm

The Big Dig

Palace Square

Free event Register for a 20-minute session on the day at the SIA desk on site

12:00pm

WiKID Historic Treasure Hunt

From John Robert’s Square

Free event; sign up at starting point

12pm

Backstage Tour of The Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal, The Mall

Tickets €5 per person, children u-12 free. Bookings: 051 874402.


Time

Event

Location

Tickets

12pm - 5pm

Have a Go Archery

Blackfriars

Free event

12.30pm

Music In The Museum: ‘Intonations’

Garden Room, Medieval Museum

€7/€5 concession/€14 Family (2 adults & 2 kids) via www.fadowaterford.ie

12:30pm – 4:30pm

Animal Magic

New Street Gardens

Free event

2pm - 5pm

Music in John Roberts Square

John Robert’s Square

Free event

2pm - 4pm

Vintage Car Display

John Robert’s Square

Free Event

2pm - 5pm

Wobbly Circus

Waterford Streets

Free event

2pm - 5pm

Buí Bolg presents ‘The Joust’

Waterford Streets

Free event

3.00pm

WiKID Historic Treasure Hunt

From Apple Market, John Street

Free event: sign up at starting point

3:00pm

The Early Byrds: Elizabethan-style Music

Medieval Museum

Free event

3:00pm – 4:30pm

A Day in the Life of a ‘Little Red Kettler’

William Vincent Wallace Plaza, The Quay

Free event

4:00pm

WYA present “Written in Stone”

St Martin’s Gate Spring Garden Alley

€3 pp, or €10 per family. Booking via WYA 051 879377

5:00pm

Little Red Kettle Sessions

Baileys New Street

Free event

5:30pm

Wave Goodbye to WiKID

The Mall

Free event

Sunday 22nd June

Wave Goodbye to WiKID! Join us in waving goodbye to WiKID with Waterford’s favourite percussion band, Torann, in the company of Deise Medieval’s Vikings and a host of other characters Sun. 22nd June, 5.30pm. The Mall. Free event.

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Cork (122.4km/1hr 42 mins) Dublin (164.8km /1hr 45 mins) Kilkenny (51.5km/37mins) Acknowledgments: WiKID Waterford and Waterford 1100 are initiatives of Waterford City and County Council. The organisers would like to thank everybody who helped to make it all happen, especially the volunteers.

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