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THIS Saturday will see Irish soccer legend Niall Quinn joining models Rachel Wallace and Nicola Hughes at the Whitewater shopping centre in Newbridge.

The trio are lining out at the launch of the sports versus style event taking place at the Kildare shopping centre, with Quinner doing a meet and greet with fans on the day.

The venue is opening a new sports lounge where your other half can camp out and watch all the sporting action while you shop to your hearts content.

One of a number of events running this summer, there's also a pamper parlour and DJ in the style lounge along with some fashion workshops hosted by Jules Fallon.

•DON'T fret if you're a massive Madonna fan but don't have the dosh to see her live in action.

To celebrate the start of her 2012 world tour and the release of her MDMA album, Smirnoff has just launched a new limited-edition bottle.

And it is giving fans a chance to win tickets to see her performing in Dublin this summer at the Aviva Stadium on July 24.

Every customised bottle comes with its own access code inside, so you simply have to enter the digits to be in with a chance to win one of 50 tickets up for grabs.

•THE partner of the late John Lennon, namely Yoko Ono, is one of the big-name artists participating in a new showcase at the Point Village.

The well-known personality is one of a number of stars taking place in the inaugural Dublin Biennial Pop-Up, which will bring together the work of 55 artists selected to exhibit from 20 different countries.

A free, independently funded art exhibition taking place in a 10,000 sq ft area in the northside venue, it will run from tomorrow until June 24.

A gala opening will take place on Bloomsday on Saturday with Lord Mayor Andrew Montague taking centre stage.

The brainchild of artist Maggie Magee, she describes it as a celebration of art in all its forms.

•DUNDRUM Town Centre is opening up a new Pirates Village for the summer, featuring plenty of entertainment from the high seas.

It will have a ship-wrecked galleon, alongside a giant aqua slide, a pirates' assault course and a toddlers' play area.

Opening tomorrow beside Hamley's toystore with a media-only event, there will be plenty of costumed characters, celebrity guests and free access to the play area.