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•Fans of the super-talented Ryan O'Shaughnessy will have to wait a bit longer to hear the musical stylings of the Britain's Got Talent star.

Due to recording commitments, the Skerries singer has been forced to move his Dublin show from Saturday. He'll now take to the stage at the Academy on October 5, but ticket holders can go to the venue at the earlier time of 6pm.

Organisers are offering 'meet and greet' packages with Ryan, while attendees will also have the chance to hear his sound check, with tickets on sale now for €28 and general admission tickets costing €17. The former Fair City star's debut self-titled album went straight into the Irish Charts at No 1 and his self-penned single No Name is at No 3.

•If you're suffering withdrawal symptoms from last weekend's Electric Picnic, fear not.

The Ranelagh Arts festival will take place shortly with over 60 events on offer for attendees. Kicking off on September 15 and running for two weeks, performers and artists from all over the globe will be heading to the southside enclave to soak up some of the eclectic atmosphere at the event.

Featuring everything from Vaudevillian fun to theatre, Altan to Chopin, artists from Yemen and the Lebanon will be sharing the limelight with local and contemporary contributors. There'll be jazz, samba, magicians, storytellers, comedians, cinema screenings and opera performances.

•There's not long left before Cannonball 2012 roars into town, stirring up huge excitement among petrol-heads.

Kicking off in Merrion Square on the morning of September 14 and travelling all over the country, over 100,000 people are expected to line the streets to cheer on participants along the way.

The adrenaline-fuelled event will feature some top of the range cars, including McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Maserati and Rolls-Royce.

The star-studded convoy includes some of Ireland's best-known celebs, including Boyzone's Shane Lynch and RTE chef Rachel Allen.

Proceeds from this year's race, sponsored by XSDirect.com, will go towards Laura Lynn House.

•Culture Night is taking place on September 21 as Ireland gears up for the largest event ever.

Museums, galleries, theatres, historic houses and cultural houses will open their doors to the public free of charge, with some 32 towns taking part this year.

Now in its 7th year, highlights from this year include a free recording session in Kildare and a reading with author Cathy Kelly in Greystones.

Log on to www.culturenight.ie.


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