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Sunday 24 September 2017

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CELEBRITY chefs Catherine Fulvio and Derry Clarke will be out celebrating the launch of Siansplan.com tomorrow.

The popular cooking stars will be special guests at the launch of the lifestyle meal planning website tomorrow afternoon.

Top media insiders and the who's who of Dublin's restaurateurs are expected at the event at L'Ecrivain Restaurant on Lower Baggot Street.

Kicking off at 12.30pm, the invite-only event will feature home economist Sian Breslin, who appeared alongside Catherine and Derry on RTE's The Master's Apprentice. She will outline her new business venture and talk about new meal plans.

•DUBLIN'S top media insiders will be at the launch of Volta on Thursday.

The new video on-demand service for streaming or downloading the best of Irish and international films will be officially launched by Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihnan.

The invite-only event takes place at the Smock Alley Theatre at 6.30pm and will see guests enjoy Heineken beer, food by La Bella Pizzella, and entertainment.

•COMEDY duo Ivor and Damo performed at The Academy this weekend.

The comedy act, best known for their regular appearances on RTE sketch show Republic Of Telly, took to the stage for their first ever live act.

The venue was packed as fans of Ivor and Damo danced to their top hits, including Big Box Little Box and Everybody's Drinkin'.

The two personalities are played by socialite Andy Quirke, who is the younger brother of Wes Quirke, Rosanna Davison's long-term love.

•CALLING all musical lovers. Top West End comedy musical Avenue Q is coming to the Grand Canal Theatre in April.

The Tony award-winning show will open in Dublin for on Tuesday, April 3, until Saturday, April 7. The musical, which has been described as an X-rated version of Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, will leave Dubliners in stitches.

The musical is about the hopeless characters on a downtown New York street, trying to make sense of life's burning issues: love, work, and relationships, and is showing for the first time in Ireland.

It played for five years at the West End.

•ROCK musician Rick Wakeman will be bringing his one-man show to Dublin in March.

The popular singer will take to the stage at the Olympia Theatre, on Saturday, March 10, for his one-off show, An Evening With Rick Wakeman.

Tickets are now on sale for the one-man show, which came about by accident. When his gear didn't arrive for a show, Rick was forced to perform with just a piano while telling ridiculous and funny anecdotes -- An Evening With Rick Wakeman was born.

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