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Teddy's Picnic: Barking Dog Theatre Company are to present a very special show for three to six year-olds at Wexford Arts Centre on Sunday afternoon at 2pm.

'Teddy's Picnic' tells the story of Eddy the Teddy and his best friend Sammy Ragdoll who decided that tomorrow is just the day for a picnic. With lots of hilarious twists and turns, the show uses mime, puppetry and songs for your little ones to join in with. Tickets are €7 or €25 for a family of four and are available from www.wexfordartscentre.ie.

Wexford ICA

The monthly meeting of the Wexford town guild of the ICA takes place this Thursday, October 17, at 7.30 p.m. sharp in Coolcotts Community Centre. Members are encouraged to give this month's creative competition a go - this is to 'create an autumnal arrangement in a jam jar using Autumn foliage'. The maximum height for these creations (including jam jar) is 40cm, with max width 30cm. This month's special speaker will be a Colour Me Beautiful consultant and there will be the usual tea, refreshments and chats. All are welcome.

Young Parkinson's

A young Parkinson's Ireland event takes place at the Maldron Hotel, Wexford on Friday, October 18, at 8.30 p.m. People who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's under the age of 60 are invited to come along and if they wish to bring a family member they will also be very welcome. For more information and to RSVP, please contact 051 347473 or ypiwexfordevents@parkinsons.ie

This is a low-key event with no photos published on Facebook or media to respect people's privacy.

Live art

Wexford Arts Centre is to host a special live art and music performance this Friday night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. 'Your Self Made Superhuman' offers provocations to the public about our future lives through live art, music performances and hospitality.

This experimental event presents performances that are improvised and works-in-progress, where audiences will move through the public spaces of Wexford Arts Centre questioning, engaging with and responding to the performances.

The artists include Deirdre Buggy, Francis Fay, Maria Hughes, Chris O'Brien, Martin McCann and Simon Quigley and the event is curated by Katherine Atkinson. The event is supported by Wexford County Council's Arts Department and admission is free of charge.

Wildlife exhibition

Some stunning shots are set to be displayed around Wexford Library from October 29 to November 8 as it hosts an exhibition from local photographer Kenny Goodison. A master of his craft, Kenny has captured a vast array of stunning wildlife images and they will be on display on the ground floor of the library throughout the week.

Carrick 850

Organised to coincide with the publication of the first book detailing the Carrick site (Carrick, County Wexford: Ireland's First Anglo-Norman Stronghold) the Carrick 850 International Conference will take place over two days at the Irish National Heritage Park this Friday and Saturday. The first day of the conference will feature expert talks from leading Irish and international scholars on medieval history, Anglo-Norman sites and Carrick itself, culminating with the launch of the book. Day two will focus on specialist archaeological workshops, craft sessions and demonstrations where delegates can get actively involved. For more details see www.iafs.ie/carrig-850-conference-details.

Railway Club

Wexford Model Railway Club will be holding its annual open day this Sunday, October 20, from 12 to 5 p.m. at St Joseph's Community Centre, Bishopswater, Wexford.

This is a free event held as part of Wexford Fringe Festival. There will be a variety of layouts by the club and members on display both in the clubhouse and in St Joseph's Community Centre.

Light Opera Society

Wexford Light Opera Society will be holding an information evening this Thursday, October 17, at 6.30 p.m. at the Lady of Fatima School, Carrigeen Street, Wexford for their 2020 production of 'Titanic' The Musical.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, November 3, with the venue and time to be confirmed. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for an update.

Autism friendly fun

Wexford Library is to host some wonderful autism-friendly activities this Thursday morning. Things will get under way with a special autism-friendly yoga class for children running from 10.30 to 11.30 a.m. Fifteen minutes later, at 11.45 a.m., another class will kick off, this time an autism-friendly dance workshop for kids under the guidance of Vivian Brody Hayes. Spaces at both these workshops are limited and people are asked to call 053 9196760 in order to secure a spot.

Author talk

A big crowd is anticipated at Wexford Library on Thursday, October 24, as world-renowned author Donal Ryan arrives for a special talk. Ryan is behind several critically acclaimed novels, not least 2012's 'The Spinning Heart' which saw him long listed for the prestigious Booker Prize the following year. Donal will speak of his work and processes and towards the end will also take questions from the audience. This is set to be a popular talk, so booking is essential. To secure a place, call 053 9196760. Should you require additional supports to enable you to fully participate in this or any library event, please contact the librarian.

Valda Choir

The Valda Chamber Choir 21st Anniversary Concert takes place this Saturday, October 19, at 1 p.m. in Wexford County Council Offices, Carricklawn.

Special guest is Saxology. Tickets are available from Wexford Arts Centre online or on the door on the day.

The Ocelots

Wexford twins Brandon and Ashley Watson are The Ocelots. Having begun their career playing in small cafés and bars they have progressed to playing with the likes of Jack Johnson, Glen Hansard, Isaac Gracie, Felix Rebil and Hudson Taylor.

Ahead of their debut album release in February of next year, they play Crown Live on Thursday, October 17, at 8 p.m. Tickets are €10.

Memorial lecture

The Dr George Hadden Memorial Lecture takes place in St Michael's Community Centre, Green Street, Wexford on October 23 at 8 p.m.

Entitled 'Those who die for Ireland have no need of prayer: Liam Mellows, love, betrayal and the Irish Revolution' this lecture will be presented by Dr Conor McNamara.

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