They're putting on a top hat -- and all that jazz at the National Concert Hall Scouting for nation's next supermodel New ferry service 'is worth €50m'
Dublin will stage two concerts this weekend for lovers of jazz and the American songbook in the National Concert Hall (www.nch.ie or 01-4170000). Today at 3.15pm and 8pm in the main auditorium, The Pasadena Roof Orchestra will take the stage for their Top Hat, White Tie and Tails performance of some of the greatest popular music ever written. And tomorrow at 8pm, the John Field Room will host Honor Heffernan, Jim Doherty and Dave Fleming in their acclaimed We're Old-Fashioned show, which will feature the songs of Hoagy Carmichael and Jimmy McHugh.
Scouting for nation's next supermodel
RTE's The Model Scouts are searching for a new Irish supermodel with the potential to take the fashion industry by storm following the success of last year's series, The Model Agent. The prize on offer is a one-year contract with IMG Models, who represent Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell, Lily Cole, Mischa Barton, and Liv Tyler. Castings begin in Dundrum Town Centre in south Dublin this Saturday at 11am and will also hit Cork, Galway, Derry, Belfast and north Dublin in the days after. Applicants can also apply at www.rte.ie/tv/themodelscouts
New ferry service 'is worth €50m'
THE inaugural sailing of the Fastnet Line's MV Julia from Cork to Swansea will be on March 1.
Tom Barrett, chief executive of Fastnet Line, said: "Fastnet Line believes that it will contribute greatly to the development and promotion of tourism in the south and sustain more than 1,000 jobs. The service is worth more than €50m annually to the local economy."
The service currently has an on-line offer, with children travelling free and special fares for bookings before the end of January subject to certain conditions.