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The artist in the Garrett

South Belfast-based writer Garrett Carr lives in the Holyland area, and has had two novels listed as Reads of the Year by both The Times and the Irish Independent.

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Guaranteed to pull in the crowds

YOU can’t open a newspaper or turn on the television without some dramatic serialisation or event heralding the Titanic’s centenary year.

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Addicted to bass

Singer-songwriter Eilis Phillips is one of South Belfast’s most promising musicians, having garnered a fan base through a series of gigs across the globe.

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Fan boy fanatic

Local pop-culture fanatic Mark McCann is the driving force behind geek-tastic website Bad Haven, which offers fans of movies, TV and comic books the latest news and features regarding sci-fi, fantasy and men in tights.

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Girl in the big picture

Claire Shaw is the marketing manager for Cinemagic, the annual showcase of children’s cinema which has turned a generation on to the artistry of film. Originally from Co Tyrone, Claire has lived in South Belfast for over 10 years.

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Holi day paints it back

BELFAST’S biggest, brightest, and perhaps messiest festival, which welcomes the return of spring, is gearing up for another successful year, this time in a brand new venue.

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