Thursday 18 January 2018

Surprise reunion for Celtic Woman singers

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Lisa Lambe and Chloe Agnew
Lisa Lambe and Chloe Agnew

There was an impromptu reunion on the red carpet when former Celtic Woman co-stars Chloe Agnew and Lisa Lambe bumped into each other at the opening night of the 50th Anniversary production of The Field on Tuesday at the Gaiety.

"It was totally unexpected, I had no idea she would be here. I'm only home for a couple of days so I didn't even think to reach out but it was absolutely amazing to see her," Chloe told the Diary.

"We haven't seen each other since the last day we were performing together and since then we've been in different countries so it's great fun.

"I'm heading off to Germany for a couple of weeks with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, we're doing the Sound of Hollywood tour which is amazing.

"I'm their special guest so we'll be performing music from the movies and it'll be amazing. I'm really excited and so grateful for such a wonderful opportunity.

"Then it's back to the States after that so I'm enjoying my time in Ireland while I have it," she added.

Optic Preen Exhibition

Tonight sees the launch of Optic Preen, an exhibition centred around appearance, the body, myth and fantasy.

NCAD printmakers, in collaboration with Teeling Whiskey, have produced art pieces in a variety of mediums, from copper plate etching to video and sculpture.

Pieces are inspired by everything from spacial perspectives to notions of beauty.

So make sure to catch it at Steambox, the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art gallery, on School Street, Dublin 8.

The exhibition will officially open tonight at 6.30pm with a drinks reception hosted by Teeling Whiskey, and all are welcome to attend.

The exhibition will then remain open to the public until Sunday May 17 from noon to 5pm each day.

Birthday bash for Grafton

Dublin's top late night bar and VIP cocktail haunt, the Grafton Lounge, celebrates its 5th birthday tonight with a star-studded VIP bash.

Invited guests will be treated to a summer-themed BBQ and drinks reception from 7pm until late.

Irish rugby players Rob and Dave Kearney, Jamie Heaslip and Sean O'Brien and a host of names from the world of TV and fashion are all expected to attend the glitzy celebrations.

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