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Everyone s favourite hunk takes to the stage

www Everyone's favourite hunk, Bressie, will be taking to the stage to perform at the Smirnoff VVIPs later this month. Last week, the organisers of the tongue-in-cheek event announced their partnership with drinks company Smirnoff for the fourth year.

The Smirnoff VVIP Awards will be held at The Academy, Dublin, on March 28 – it attracts an array of hangers-on and blaggers every year. Buzz O'Neill will present the awards this year, alongside top model Daniella Moyles.

• The Walls will play a pre-St Patrick's Day show in the Odessa Club in Dublin tonight, joined on stage by their friend – and very special guest – Mundy. The Walls are making the most of their success following the release of album Stop The Lights and are playing this show on the eve of a tour to Russia. Mundy and Larry Beau will play support, so expect some collaborations.

Tickets will cost a tenner and are available from entertainment.ie/tickets. Doors open at 8.30pm.

• BT2 and Diet Coke came together last night for the official launch of the sparkling Together For 30 Years collection, designed by Marc Jacobs. Last night the exclusive Dublin department store unveiled the collection and Diet Coke hunk Andrew Cooper was in attendance.

The collection opened at the Grafton Street store at 6pm and celebrations continued until well after the 8pm closing time.

• The 2013 James Dyson Award is now open for entries, with the prize fund doubled to €110,000. This year, Irish design engineering students are in with a chance of winning up to €35,000 in the global award.

Dyson is challenging young engineers and scientists around the world to "design something that solves a problem".

As well as the grand prize for the international winner, there is a James Dyson Award certificate and a James Dyson Award trophy.

The overall prize fund has increased by €60,000 to help meet the costs associated with young designers developing their ideas. Irish design students can upload their entries at www.jamesdysonaward.org.

• Gothic horror play the Women In Black has hit the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin and will run until March 23.

It is a traditional horror tale that has been bewitching theatre audiences since 1987, having been adapted from a novel. It was also made into a film, starring Daniel Radcliffe, last year.

The play runs at the city centre theatre at 7.30pm every night (excluding Sundays) and tickets are €15-40.


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