Archive | October, 2016

A downside to updating

Some of the best plays shown in Belfast in recent times have been traditional works updated to modern times, but transporting stories is not always plain sailing. That’s certainly the case with Three Sisters, currently running at the Lyric Theatre. The classic has been rewritten by novelist Lucy Caldwell and is set in 1990s Belfast. […]

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Republican flute band was rejected three times for funding before receiving cash

The only republican flute band ever to have received a grant from the Stormont government for instruments were rejected three times before finally being awarded the money, the North Belfast News can reveal. In a written answer to SDLP MLA Nichola Mallon, it was revealed the O’Neill Allsopp Band from the New Lodge were awarded […]

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MORA reject new Casement plans

RESIDENTS living near Casement Park have rejected the GAA’s latest plans for the West Belfast venue. The GAA unveiled their plans for a 34,500 capacity stadium this week, incorporating 8,500 terracing. The height and capacity of the new stadium has been reduced from the previous plans which were quashed by a High Court judge in December […]

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New play tells forgotten tale of united Belfast

A forgotten and epic tale about “ten days that shook Belfast” is set to be staged at the MAC Theatre next month. ‘1932 – The People of Gallagher Street’ is the latest production by Green Shoot Productions, addressing a particular episode of shared heritage within the history of Belfast. The much-awaited collaboratively written play by […]

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Local school slaps ban on ‘killer clown’ costumes at Halloween

THE growing controversy over ‘killer clowns’ has led a North Belfast school to slap a ban on kids wearing the costumes at Halloween. Holy Cross Boys’ School in Ardoyne has contacted parents to say clown costumes of any kind will be prohibited from the annual mid-term celebrations. Principal Kevin McArevey said he’s taken the step […]

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I go on the hunt for the ghosts of Crumlin

UNEXPLAINED SIGHTINGS, spooky noises and mysterious happenings. Are you brave enough to go ghost hunting? With the hugely popular paranormal tour at Crumlin Road Goal back for Halloween, I went along to check out the spooks and scares in one of Belfast’s most haunted buildings. The chilling paranormal tour involved a guided tour of the […]

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