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FFF THE Dublin Horse Show may be over for another year, but the social action's not all over for equestrian fans.

Invited guests will be heading to Patrick Guilbaud's tonight for the tasty launch of the inaugural Irish Champions' weekend.

The Merrion's prestigious restaurant will be playing host to a handful of familiar faces at the bash hosted by Horse Racing Ireland. Taking place in Leopardstown on Saturday, September 13, and the Curragh on Sunday, September 14, it will feature three Group One races, including the Irish St Leger.

FFF THE Ultimate Girls Day Out is back for another year with final preparations underway at the RDS for this weekend's three-day event.

Running from August 22-24, there will be oodles of fashion, beauty and retail therapy to keep 
attendees entertained. TV presenter Lorraine Keane will once again be lending her services to the event as she hosts the fashion shows which will feature the hottest looks for autumn/winter.

FFF CONGRATS to the makers of Irish feature documentary The Stranger. Telling the story of Inishbofin native and enigmatic English artist Neal McGregor, it's just been given the nod as part of Critics Week at the prestigious Locarno Film Festival. The film will screening this Wednesday as part of the competition. In other good news for the industry, Here was Cuba has also been shortlisted for the UK's most prestigious documentary prize, namely the Grierson awards.

FFF NEWSTALK's Sean Moncrieff will be at the National Concert Hall this Friday to present the RTE Concert Orchestra's Dial M for Murder. Classic Hitchcock clips will run on the big screen along with a live performance of the score.