Tuesday 28 January 2020

China's world-famous Terracotta Army on display in the Ambassador

The world-renowned exhibition of the Terracotta Army of the first emperor of China (above) is now on at The Ambassador Theatre, Dublin. This exhibition has over 150 perfectly executed replications of the Terracotta Army, displayed on a 12,000sqft surface.

There are also 70 display cases housing exquisite larger-than-life replications of typical Chinese people of the day, including governors, officers, horses, weaponry, jewellery, art and everyday tools.

There is also a movie theatre showing a documentary on the intriguing history of the discovery of the Terracotta Army by Chinese farmers in March 1974.

Tickets from €8 are on sale now and available to purchase from Ticketmaster and the box office at The Ambassador Theatre daily, or by phone at (ROI) 0818 719 300 and (Northern Ireland) 0844 847 24 55.

Galloway to speak in Belfast

CONTROVERSIAL Scottish politician George Galloway will speak in Belfast next weekend, despite opposition from unionist politicians and pro-Israeli groups.

The MP is currently under investigation by police in the UK for urging people in Bradford to boycott Israel.

He is due to appear at a city council-owned venue in Belfast next week at a public speaking event.

In a speech earlier this month, he said: "We have declared Bradford an Israel-free zone. We don't want any Israeli services. We don't want any Israeli academics coming to the university or the college.

"We don't even want any Israeli tourists to come to Bradford, even if any of them had thought of doing so. We reject this illegal, barbarous, savage state that calls itself Israel. And you have to do the same."

Best of Bluegrass at Dunmore East

The Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival takes place next weekend (Thursday to Sunday) in the picturesque Waterford village with a dozen Irish and international acts all playing in small bars and hotels - and it is all free of charge.

In total there will be 50 gigs, making it one of the biggest free music festivals in the country.

From the Boxcar Preachers from Texas, to the The Mons Wheeler Band, you'll hear bluegrass alongside the sweet songs of yesteryear.

The brother combination of Rohan and Al make up the Dublin City Rounders, who play everything from old time to rockabilly to western swing and blues.

Cork band Land's End are one of the most exciting prospects in Irish bluegrass music and perennial favourite at the festival, Molly Hicks, will have your toes tapping.

Other bands include the Greasy Coat String Band, Southern Welfare, Newfoundland, Barefoot Jenny, the Down and Out Bluegrass Band, the Black Bottle String Band featuring the majestic voice of Neil Murray, and the sublime talent of one of Ireland's finest young fiddlers, Brian MacGloinn, a gilt-edged star of the future.

The festival also features food stalls, children's entertainment and lots of other activities.

More jellyfish found on city beaches

RED warning flags have been erected on three Dublin beaches as swimmers are being warned to be vigilant against the threat of jellyfish.

Seventeen lion's mane jellyfish were removed from Sandycove beach on Friday by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, while the Killiney and Seapoint beaches have also erected red flags.

Lion's mane jellyfish are among the largest in the Irish Sea and their stings can cause a severe anaphylactic shock; symptoms include nausea, vomiting and difficulty breathing.

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