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Mingle with top cats and glamour pusses at annual feline showcase

THE Siamese & All Breeds Cat Club of Ireland holds its annual championship cat show on Sunday, October 21, at Knocklyon Community Centre, Knocklyon, Dublin.

The shop hall is open to the public from noon to 5pm, with the Best in Show judging at 4pm. Admission is €5 for adults, while it's €3 for children, students and seniors.

Labour celebrates its centenary

THE Labour Party's 100th anniversary will be celebrated by the Irish Labour History Society at its two-day annual conference at Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin, on Friday and Saturday next, October 12 and 13. Labour leader and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore will open Saturday's session.

Anti-bullying workshop wins award

STICKS & Stones, the Irish anti-bullying initiative, was awarded Chemins d'Enfances' Let's Innovate for Children! Award last week at a special ceremony in Paris.

Sticks & Stones uses drama to address the issue of bullying in both primary and post-primary schools.

Eyeing up prize for budding writers

AS PART of the seventh annual Bord Gais Irish Book Awards, Specsavers is marking its sponsorship of the Irish Children's Book of the Year category (senior and junior) by launching a nationwide children's writing competition.

Children are invited to write a short story (500 words or less) beginning with: "He could not believe his eyes..."

Entries should be posted to: Specsavers Short Story Competition, c/o WHPR, 6 Ely Place, Dublin 2.

Closing date for entries is Friday, November 30.

Spit on me Dickie -- at the Olympia!

THE legendary Dickie Rock plays the Olympia Theatre in Dublin next Sunday, October 14, with a variety show featuring comedian Syl Fox, Dickie's son Richard, the Bel Dance Academy and more. It promises to be a top show.

Des and Rosie tread hallowed boards

Ireland's 'royal couple' of comic song, Des Keogh and Rosaleen Linehan, perform in a special gala night at the National Concert Hall to celebrate the birthday of Keogh's renowned violinist wife, Geraldine O'Grady, at 8pm on October 21. All proceeds to Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross. Joining Des and Rosie are Na Casaidigh, Oonagh Keogh, Veronica McSwiney, Virginia Kerr, Margaret O'Sullivan and Conor Linehan. Tickets on sale at the NCH.

Sunday Independent