Folow us on social media

Sign up to our mailing list

Book Secure Parking ad
Read our titles online
Archive | Features RSS feed for this section

Annie explains why the system is failing teens in the face of latest upsurge in addiction issues

A surge in young people sniffing glue in a Belfast community has led to calls for greater support for teens and their families. In the past number of weeks, teenagers and young people sniffing glue in the Divis area has increased at a dramatic rate. Annie Davey, who is a member of the city centre-based […]

Read More Comments Off on Annie explains why the system is failing teens in the face of latest upsurge in addiction issues

Memories are made of this – days in the factory and trips on the QE2

Putting in rollers for the evening dances during tea break at Gallagher’s tobacco factory, forking out £6 for a wedding cake and dreading an order of parachute silk as an apprentice in the Rosebank Weaving Company are just some of the memories recorded by members of Newington Day Centre as part of a unique life […]

Read More Comments Off on Memories are made of this – days in the factory and trips on the QE2

Niamh Crowther was influenced by her parents’ 1960s and ’70s classic rock collection.

When Niamh Crowther’s friends come to her gigs, they all get ID’d. “It’s a bit strange,” the singer reflected with a laugh. Strange it may be, but Irish bouncers are doing their job well: at 18 years of age, Crowther is only just past legal adulthood. You wouldn’t know it based on her songs, lyrics […]

Read More Comments Off on Niamh Crowther was influenced by her parents’ 1960s and ’70s classic rock collection.

In a local church the congregation hears Catholic notes from a Protestant past

Parishioners at a West Belfast church are celebrating Mass for the first time accompanied by the beautiful sounds of a pipe organ that for years provided the music in a Protestant church in East Belfast. Holy Trinity church in Turf Lodge recently bought and restored pipe organ that was previously situated in the former St […]

Read More Comments Off on In a local church the congregation hears Catholic notes from a Protestant past

Belfast choir set to barnstorm Boston – and that’s Gospel!

Sister cities Boston and Belfast will be singing from the same hymn sheet this autumn when the Belfast Community Gospel Choir takes its 60-strong troupe Stateside. The choir was one of our four arts organisations which enjoyed a surprise windfall last week at a unique fundraiser which saw the groups pitch Dragons Den-style to a […]

Read More Comments Off on Belfast choir set to barnstorm Boston – and that’s Gospel!

Queen’s University honours Shaun’s journey from Tullagh Park to Park Avenue

An Andersonstown native who heads up financial services giant KPMG in the US received an honorary doctorate from Queen’s University Belfast yesterday for supporting the local economy and fostering transatlantic links. As vice-chair of KPMG’s US tax practice, former Holy Child and St Mary’s CBS pupil Shaun Kelly leads a team of 4,000 tax professionals from […]

Read More Comments Off on Queen’s University honours Shaun’s journey from Tullagh Park to Park Avenue