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The Insider - with Nidge

IT'S time to get up close and personal with King Nidge.

Actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor is the star of gritty Dublin- based play Howie The Rookie, which is running at the Project Arts Centre.

Written by award-winning playwright Mark O'Rowe, the play tells the story of inner-city Dubs Howie and Rookie.

It was first staged in 1999 as a two-hander, starring Karl Shields and Aidan Kelly, but this time, Vaughan-Lawlor will carry the show entirely on his own – well worth checking out.

QUEEN Bey has come and gone, but this weekend Bajan beauty Rihanna (inset) will rock into town.

The Diamonds singer will perform in Dublin's Aviva stadium on Friday and belt out her string of pop hits. Riri is one risque performer – she got turfed out of a field in Northern Ireland for her provocative dancing.

So if you're heading to the gig, be prepared for plenty of revealing onstage ensembles and saucy dance moves.

THERE is nothing as quintessentially summery as eating fresh strawberries in the sun with lashings of double cream.

And from June 28-30, the Enniscorthy Strawberry Festival will be celebrating all the delicious juicy berries have to offer.

There will be a Strawberry Queen Parade, The Delorentos will perform a set on Friday, and there will be lots of sticky jam and mountains of juicy fruit to munch on.

HAVE I got a Ronnie?

Intermission has to be one of the most iconic modern-day Irish films going.

And tomorrow night, the Jameson Cult Film Festival will be hold a unique screening of the flick in the Mega Mart in Grand Canal Dock.

After the screening, film fans can enjoy a few scoops at the bar, tuck into brown sauce sarnies, and dance along to the live DJ set.

Tickets are limited, so visit www. jamesoncultfilm club.ie to see if you can nab a chair and 'ave a goo'.