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The Heist**Directed by: Peter HewittStarring: Christopher Walken, Morgan Freeman, William H Macy,Marcia Gay HardenIf you ever wondered what well paid, successful, slightly more mature Hollywood actors do when they’ve nothing to keep them busy then The Heist (released in America as The Maiden Heist) is the film for you.

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Portraits of the artists

  A collection of photographs captured by six immigrant women, with the help of The Clare Champion’s award-winning photographer John Kelly, has been put on display in Ennis’ town centre. A blank window in O’Connell Square has opened up showcasing the fresh and engaged account of lives lived in Ennis, with the aim of furthering conversation around the integration and evolution of the town’s community. The One in Five Art of Place photographic exhibition is the work of  immigrants from Agadir, Casablanca, Sarajevo and Ghana who, in recent years, have made Ennis their home. The immigrant story, one of the country’s and the county’s defining features of the last two decades, has yet to be fully reflected in creative bodies of work.  Here in Clare, this exhibition takes a committed step in that direction. According to Karl Quinn, co-ordinator of programmes at the Clare VEC Adult Education Centre, the breadth and depth of cultures and the richness and diversity of …

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Final orders with the Wild Thing

THE story of a hell-raising actor will be told in Glór on May 10 in Rob Crouch and Mike Davis’ show Oliver Reed-Wild Thing.

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The secret lives of Irish men

Ennis broadcaster and presenter Brian O’Connell is to air his latest radio programme, which will focus on male issues in Ireland today.

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An earnest attempt to Wake Romeo

PEOPLE in Ennis can enjoy some lunchtime entertainment next Wednesday.

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Steele’s Rock inspires music

A NEW CD by Ennis accordionist Johnny McCarthy will be launched in the Temple Gate Hotel on Thursday, May 2. All proceeds from the sale of his CD Steele’s Rock will go towards the Clare 250 Cancer Centre.

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Clonlara student puts River Shannon in the frame

THE work of famous American photographer Ansell Adams was researched by a  Clonlara student as part of his photography course in St Munchin’s College, Limerick recently.

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Riches of Clare returns

THIS year’s Riches of Clare free lunchtime concert series begins this Sunday, with its official launch at the Kilfenora Music Festival. The concert series features traditional musicians from or based in Clare with an occasional visitor.

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