Brenda Donohue gets in the mood for Christmas as she joins auditions in Cork for elf helpers, three listeners play our general knowledge quiz, Terry Flanagan finds out about current Irish scientific research, and stylist Lisa Fitzpatrick tells us how cognitive behavioural therapy changed her life...
With only 86 days left to Christmas Day, it is of course only right that in Cork, they are holding The X Factor type auditions for elf helpers. Brenda Donohue is in the Kingsley Hotel to meet some potential elf helpers, and to chat to some of those judging who meets Santa's standards...
PRESS RELEASE: Help wanted! Santa Claus sends out a casting call for elf team helpers for Imagine at Fota Island Resort, this year's magical winter event for all the family
Last winter the gorgeous woodlands at Fota Island Resort were transformed by Santa and his magical elf helpers into a dramatic and exciting Christmas experience for the whole family, the first of its kind and scale for this part of the world. Now Santa is calling for a second year's worth of assistants, a selection of clever, funny, helpful and smart young lady and gentlemen elven helpers to help with Imagine at Fota Island Resort, this winter's thrilling new project.
"I'm looking for elf helpers with charisma," said Mr. Claus, speaking in advance of his audition process – Imagine’s Got Talent– taking place in The Kingsley TODAY, from 3pm to 6pm. "I don't need any shy and retiring types, but helpers for the elf team with personality, common sense and a deep understanding of magic. Imagine at Fota Island Resort will get a daily dusting of magic, so I need elf helpers up to speed with modern magical practices and complete masters of the art of totally suspending disbelief. It also helps if they can make toys super-quickly, read small children's' handwriting and the occasional reindeer-whisperer would be more than welcome."
"Last year over 30,000 lucky guests experienced the lavish and thrilling Santa experience at 5-star Fota Island Resort so no blushing wallflowers need apply," said Alabaster Snowball, the postmaster at Imagine at Fota Island Resort, and the elf with the very important role of being in charge of the naughty/nice list. "We need helpers for our elves who like a bit of drama, a lot of hard work and some brilliant fun," he added, "as they will be performing to a constantly changing audience of boys and girls, mums and dads over the course of this fantastic winter wonderland."
If you think you fit the bill and would like to spend some time this winter making some people very happy indeed, please come along to The Kingsley TODAY from 3pm to 6pm to audition at Imagine’s Got Talent to become one of the 100 lucky assistants to the elf team who will be selected to work at Imagine at Fota Island Resort. As well as elves such as Shinny-up-a-tree, Marshmallow, Jingle and many more, other characters to be played may include Jack Frost, the Snow Queen, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, along with Imagine train drivers, who must have a category D licence with a bubbly personality – rosy cheeks are optional! You are encouraged to bring any props, make-up or costumes to make your audition a memorable one!
Applicants must be available from the 20th of November up until the 23rd of December 2014, you will be required to work outdoors and applicants must be 16 or over. You can register online on www.fotaimagine.ie but please bring the completed from with you.
So that’s it. George Clooney is no longer a bachelor. The papers are full of pictures of the handsome actor and his human-rights lawyer wife, Amal Alamuddin, jetting about the Grand Canal in Venice yesterday... And there seems to be lots and lots and lots of interest in what the couple wore!
Lisa Fitzpatrick is a writer, stylist, and friend of Mooney, and she joins Shay in studio this afternoon to chat about how much work it takes to style someone when the eyes of the world are upon you, and about the benefits of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)...
Ireland has produced a number of well respected scientists. Apart from Noble Prize winning physicist, Ernest Walton, names like Robert Boyle, Francis Beaufort, Charles Parsons, William Rowan Hamilton and most recently, Jocelyn Bell Burnell spring to mind.
But who are our present day scientists, and what exactly are they working on? Last Friday night, under the banner "Discover Dublin Research", present day Dublin scientists came together in Trinity College to allow the public to see exactly what research they are doing.
Our man of science, Mooney Goes Wild reporter Terry Flanagan, went along to meet some of them. He talks to organizer Thomas Deane, and a robot named "Tin Woman"!
It's Mooney, it's Monday, so it must be time for our Mooney's Monday Quiz! And we have a great prize up for grabs today...
It's a two-night weekend break for two people sharing one room in The Gibson Hotel in Dublin's Point Village, right beside the LUAS line and the newly-renamed 'Three Arena'.
The prize is based on two people sharing one room, and includes breakfast on both mornings and dinner on an evening of your choice.
Well, if that sounds like something you’d like to win, we are looking for three contestants to take part in our Quiz today. To enter just text your name to 51551 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The quiz will take place just after 4 o'clock today. You must be over 18 to claim the prize but under 18’s can play on your behalf.
We are organising a singles night out for our listeners who are over 35! The where and when is still being finalised, but if you are interested in joining in the fun, then send us an e-mail! Let us know your age, gender, and if you are single. You must be available to travel to the venue at your own expense. Please send your e-mail to email@example.com, with the subject line 'Singles Night Out'. And keep listening for further information!
Search For A Child Star Finalists
Earlier this year, we launched our competition to find Ireland's newest child star. The competition was open to boys and girls who were aged 10 years old or under. We asked you to record a piece that was no more than three minutes long, and e-mail it in to us.
The finalists, in no particular order, are:
- Hannah Kinsella (9 years old, from Lucan, Co. Dublin) with Pushover - Nikki Brown (8 years old, from Saggart, Co. Dublin) with Colours Of The Wind - Anna Lily Fox (6 years old, from Ballinalee, Co. Longford) with a Johnny Cash medley - Laoise Farrell (9 years old, from Ogonnolloe. Co. Clare) with The Call - Alannah Bermingham (10 years old, from Kilmacud, Dublin) with Colours Of The Wind
The date for the final will be announced shortly and the winner will perform at our Christmas Mooney Tunes concert.
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