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By Jonathan Sheils September 2013

CHILDREN’S Activity of the month ClapHandies Comes to wicklow town

Tuesdays 9.45pm-11.45pm from September 17

Local woman Adrienne O’Sullivan is bringing the awardwinning ClapHandies PlayLabs baby and toddler classes to Wicklow Town. The classes will take place between 9.45 and 11.45 on Tuesdays in Wicklow Town and anyone interested in registering can do so at “This is a dream job for me, it’s not often you get to make people happy all day. There’s a huge demand among parents in the area for the PlayLabs,” says Adrienne. ClapHandies’ PlayLabs are specifically engineered to develop a positive relationship between parent and child in a fun and creative environment, focussing on inspiring play ideas to encourage a baby’s progress through key developmental

areas including motor skills, spatial awareness, language and hearing, and cognitive skills.

Entertainment of the month The Nualas Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, September 13 Ireland’s top all-female comedy singing sensations The Nualas are back with both guns a’blazing for more madness, music, and mayhem! You’ll hear Nuala favourites like ‘Manolo’ alongside fabulous all-new classics, such as ‘Yummy Mummy Recession Blues’, ‘The Sexy Farm Song’, and ‘Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, Why Am I So Fat?’ Expect scintillating vocal harmony, ambitious choreography, bags of bling, and a night packed solid with craic, laughter, tears, and chat.

Book of the month City of Bohane by Kevin Barry Forty years in the future. The once-great city of Bohane on the west coast of Ireland is on its knees, infested by vice and split along tribal lines. There are the posh parts of town, but it is in the slums and backstreets of Smoketown, the tower blocks of the Northside

Rises and the eerie bogs of Big Nothin’ that the city really lives. For years, the city has been in the cool grip of Logan Hartnett, the dapper godfather of the Hartnett Fancy gang. But there’s trouble in the air. They say his old nemesis is back in town; his trusted henchmen are getting ambitious; and his missus wants him to give it all

up and go straight... And then there’s his mother. City of Bohane is a visionary novel that blends influences from film and the graphic novel. A work of mesmerising imagination and vaulting linguistic invention, it is a taste of the glorious and new. Available from Dubray Books on Bray Main Street and Bridge Street Books in Wicklow Town.

DVD release of the month STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Sequel to the 2009 Academy Award-winning spin-off of the classic 1960s sci-fi adventure series. Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and the crewof the U.S.S. Enterprise are called back to

Earth after a devastating force from within their organisation leaves the planet in chaos and Starfleet in pieces. Determined to settlethe score, Kirk embarks on a manhunt with the rest of his crew including Spock (Zachary Quinto), Scotty (Simon Pegg) and Chekov (AntonYelchin)

 Killruddery Film Festival September 27-29 Killruddery Film Festival returns in 2013 and this time round we the organisers are changing the library in to a cinema from Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29. This year sees a cracking line up of movies including Come On Over, a comedy which has recently been acquired by the IFI Irish Film Archive from the Film Department of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Coen Brother classic Miller’s Crossing; The Informer (1935) which won Oscars for star Victor McLagen and director John Ford and is based on Liam O’Flaherty’s novel about the IRA; The Iron Horse (1922) one of the first films with which John Ford found major success; and the Trail of ’98 is a silent epic telling the story of the Klondike gold rush in 1898. Kevin Brownlow returns and will be presenting a few films over the weekend while Stephen Horne will showcase his live accompaniment of several films.

to find the party responsible before their whole world is laid to waste. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. Available in Xtravision throughout County Wicklow.

FESTIVAL of the month

Wicklow Voice September 2013  

Wicklow's Positive Paper!