Arklow This Week

Christmas Themed Window Display Competition

We would like to invite you to enter this year Christmas Themed Window Display Competition.

The competition is open to all stores, shops, businesses and retail units with public window displays.

The secret judges will be around until 16th December and prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be awarded on 19th December.

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First Weekend Live Entertainment Mile Schedule

This weekend will be the first weekend of the Live Entertainment Mile, which is part of this year’s Arklow Christmas Festival. Below are listed some of the acts that will be performing on 5th and 6th December:

  • 4SceneBuskers 1
  • Áine, Érin and Siún Byrne
  • Aoibhín Redmond
  • Arklow Inver Ladies Choir
  • Avoca National School “Singing Souls”
  • Brie-Elle Green
  • Sing for Fun
  • Small Town Crisis

If you have a group and would like to busk, find out more here.

Schedule

 

“Home at Christmas” Competition

A new competition is open to anyone in a secondary school in Arklow & District. Prize €100 Gift Voucher for Bridgewater Shopping Centre.

Creative Christmas

The theme for the competition is “Home at Christmas” and to enter you must be a student in a secondary school in Arklow & District. Entries can be in any creative format: Song, Video, Artwork, Poem, Prose. Song and video are limited to 5min and written entries are limited to 2000 words. Closing date is 14th of December. Winner will be judged by public vote and a judging panel and will be announced on 19th of December. Voting will take place on our website from 15th of December to the 17th of December.

You must enter on Arklow Christmas Festival website.

 

Arklow Music and Arts Scene Christmas Competition

Below are the details of a Xmas Competition which will run until 28th December 2015, the winners will be drawn out at prize giving on 29th December. Early Bird Entries: All Entries entered from 1/12/15- 8/12/15 will be entered in to a draw for a Family set of Reserved Tickets (Four) to The Cruinniu concert on 10/12/15 at 8pm sponsored by The Kinsella Family.

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 Here is the list of categories and sponsors:

Aged 6 & Under: Three Free Lessons from Emma Cullen School of Music
Aged 7- 12: A new Ukulele sponsored by The Revival Gospel Choir Arklow
Aged 13-18: A €50 voucher for music lessons from Ronan Mc Cauley
Adults: A one off commissioned Portrait sponsored by Dave Bardon.
Family: Family Set of tickets to Dundrum Cinema sponsored by The Greene Family.
Craft Section: 10 free crochet lessons sponsored by Julie New of Kustomkidz
Artists under 16: Art Materials to the value of €25 sponsored by The Revival Gospel Choir Arklow
Artists over 16: €50 Voucher for Riverbank Café & Bistro, follow by an Art exhibition for all entrants in the Café on his French Themed night on Bastille day 14th July 2016.
Photography: One year’s free subscription to the Tommy Byrne Photographic Society
Original Composition: An Original Xmas Song/Poem or Short Story two free tickets to The Musical Evita running from 29th March 2016 – 2nd April 2016 sponsored by Avonmore Musical Society
Overseas: Denise Brennan Sailing with the Wind CD, Avril O Toole Irish Dreams CD & Celtic Trinity Xmas DVD sponsored by the lovely ladies from Celtic Trinity.
Group/Choir/Band: Guest Spot at the A.M.A Fundraising concert to celebrate the 1916 Centenary Concert.
Bonus Prizes: For the entry that most appeals to Michael Kelly of Wicklownews.net he will post that on his website which is currently getting 250,000 plus hits a week.

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For the entry that makes most effort in terms of drama & dressing for the occasion Masquerade will give two free tickets to their next production of The Break of Day.snowman

For the Most Favourite entry of the entire competition voted by highest numbers of votes from likes/sponsors & committee of AMA sponsored by Arklow Music Festival is two free passes to all events during Arklow Music Festival from 5th – 13th March 2016.

Proving everyone’s a winner in this group everyone who makes an effort & uploads an entry will receive a 10% discount in Mc Mullans Arklow sponsored by Deirdre Bentley.

For more information please click here.

 

Christmas Concert

Inbhear Mor Performance Ensemble will host their 2015 Christmas Concert on Sunday 20th Dec. The band has been working really hard on a great selection of music for this year’s concert. Hopefully everyone can give them lots of support. Tickets are now on sale.

Christmas Concert

 

 

2015 Arklow Santa Fun Run/Walk

Arklow’s 5th Santa dash fun run/walk will take place on Saturday 19th December, starting at 2 pm from St Saviour’s Church and down the usual route finishing back at the park Bandstand Main Street. Just turn up in your Santa Suit, Santa hat, Elf Suit or your mad Christmas Jumper. Let’s bring Arklow’s Main Street alive with Christmas Spirit Hope see you all there HO HO HOOOO and oh yea Santa will be there For Free. Please join in and let’s make this Bigger and Better every year.

Santa run

More information available here.

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