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The Insider: 2010 Waterford International Festival of Music

RTE star Maura Derrane will step out tomorrow night to officially launch the newly rebranded 2010 Waterford International Festival of Music in the exclusive surrounds of The Piano Bar at members-only club Residence on St Stephen's Green.

Festival headline act Rebecca Storm and other performers set to take to the stage at the Theatre Royal, Waterford, from November 2 to 13, will all be in attendance at the event, which kicks off from 6.30pm.



  • TRAINED Betty Crocker staff will be visiting various shopping centres around the country this autumn in order to show mums and kids just how easy and fun it is to bake.

The Bake Life Sweeter Betty Crocker Tour is set to kick off at the The Pavillions Shopping Centre in Dublin tomorrow morning before moving on to Briar Hill Shopping Centre in Galway, on Thursday, September 2, Douglas Court in Cork on Thursday, September 9, and Manor Mills in Kildare on Thursday, September 16.



  • RENOWNED burlesque artist Kitty Bang Bang performed a seductive burlesque dance in the cosmetics hall of Brown Thomas, Dublin, at midday today to celebrate the exclusive arrival of fragrance house Penhaligon's to the department store.

To celebrate, Kitty was dressed in a 1920s silk robe with fur collar, fur cuffs and elegant underwear.

Founded in 1870, Penhaligon's perfumes and scented candles will now be available exclusively at Brown Thomas, Dublin.



  • BIG-name acts including The Codes, The Josephs, The Double Ds, The 11's, Merchants of Fortune, Test4 Echo, Glen Cal and Michelle Nadia have just been added to the line-up for this year's Temple House Festival.

Ireland's newest boutique music and arts festival, which takes place in the grounds of the Temple House estate near Ballymote in Sligo from September 10 to 12, promises to provide an unforgettable experience.

Three-day tickets including camping cost €79 and are available from tickets.ie and selected outlets.



  • A host of big names are expected to step out tomorrow night for the much-anticipated opening night of the Little Gem at the Olympia Theatre.

The event, which is a Civic Theatre production, will kick off at 7pm, with doors due to close at 8pm sharp.