Wednesday 24 January 2018

Ruby Wax brings her amazing show to the banks of the Boyne on Nov 6

American comedian, author and campaigner Ruby Wax is bringing her show 'Frazzled' to Drogheda on Monday November 6th (8pm).

Following sell-out shows around Britain, and a month-long run at Leicester Square Theatre in London, the much loved comedian, is coming to Ireland for a handful of shows.

Outrageously witty, smart and accessible, Ruby's evening explores a scientific solution to modern problems: mindfulness, based on her latest best-selling book, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled. The ultimate guide to saner living: Ruby gives a tour of the mind and how to use it, not lose it.

Ruby is a writer of incredibly successful books and TV shows including script editor of 'Absolutely Fabulous'. She has a Masters degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University.

She will talk candidly about her own depression but she can still play it for laughs. The conversation is friendly, easy, occasionally hilarious, and sometimes deep and meaningful.

She has become a leading speaker on mental issues including appearances at The Home Office, MI5, Apple, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, Merril Lynch, Bank of America, Downing Street, the House of Lords and Google.

Age action

Age Action is calling on the community groups in Louth to organise events around the county for Bank of Ireland Positive Ageing Week which takes place between Monday, 25th September and Sunday, 1st October.

This is the 15th year of Positive Ageing Week and the theme for 2017 is 'Back to the Future' which focuses on getting all generations celebrating ageing in their local community.

People can organise whatever they wish - from a coffee morning to a Grandparents Day at local schools to dancercise to cooking - whatever they think would engage all age groups in their community.

visit , email or call 01 475 6989.

A must for dancers

The Humours of Bandon is a must for those with an interest in the highs and lows of Irish Dancing and all those hours waiting around in parochial halls around the country.

It is a play written and performed by Margeret McAuliffe and presented by Fishamble: The New Play Company and comes to the Droichead Arts Centre on September 14.

The Humours of Bandon is a coming of age story, full of heart, humour and wisdom, for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life.

Tickets from the Droichead.

Don't miss Tommy Tiernan

Due to phenomenal demand Tommy Tiernan has added extra shows to his Under The Influence tour.

The Navan man is now a worldwide name and his zany shows are well worth catching.

He's coming to Drogheda on October 13 and tickets are €28 from the TLT.

Johnny Cash

Mark Lindquist Productions in conjunction with TLT Theatre presents the Johnny Cash Roadshow on Sunday 8th October at 8pm. Tickets €25+ Booking Fee.

Clive John and The Spirit Band present all the hits including, The Ring of Fire, Boy Named Sue, Folsom Prison Blues, Man In Black, One Piece at a Time, Sunday Morning Coming down, Hurt and many of the duets Johnny and June were famous for including Jackson, Darling Companion, It Ain't Me Babe, making this the finest celebration of The Man in Black.

Dip nippers

This years Northeast Female only fundraising Dip in the Nip takes place on Sunday September 17 and it's hoped to beat last year's record of 127 dippers.

This will be the sixth year that the event has taken place at a secret beach location.

With all funds raised being used towards improving the treatment and outcomes of people with cancer in the northeast it truly does make a massive and real difference to those fighting cancer.

For registration forms and sponsorship cards for the Dip in the Nip please email

Drogheda Independent

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