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Debra set to step into the round for epic Belfast staging of Shakespeare’s The Tempest

A cast of 300, 3D holographic sounds, choirs and even the barnacled remains of a shipwreck are set to delight audiences for a mammoth re-imaging of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Taking centre stage at Belfast’s industrial cathedral, T13 in the Titanic Quarter, the in-the-round production will form part of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary celebrations when it […]

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Schools are in close harmony in exciting new vocal initiative

A trailblazing interdenominational choir made up of 190 young people from nine post-primary schools in North Belfast have wowed an audience at Belfast City Hall. Harmony North were taking on the latest stage of their incredible journey which coincided with the official launch of their newly commissioned anthem Dusty Bluebells, written by well-known Belfast poet […]

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Ardoyne Vietnam War veteran buried with honours in US

An Ardoyne man who served two tours of duty in Vietnam with the United States Marine Corps has been buried with full military honours in New Jersey after passing away aged 72. Harry Brown from Northwick Drive originally worked on the docks with his father and brother but a lifelong ambition to join the military […]

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The Bank Robbers are back for one night only

THEY were formed way back in the summer of 1980, they were four young lads from West Belfast, they wrote their own music, they went on to sign to one of the biggest record companies in the world and after all these years The Bank Robbers are back for a one-off reunion gig, all for […]

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1916 commemoration quilt comes to North Belfast

A quilt commemorating the 77 women who took part in the Easter Rising is to go on display in North Belfast as part of a community commemoration project. The quilt consists of panels made up to represent each of the women involved in 1916, designed by 77 woman living in Dublin and involved in community […]

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Concern about Civil Service Catholics as old as the state

“Line management openly let their staff know (Catholic and Protestant) of the sports their children play, specifically camogie and GAA, and the schools their children attend. I see this as letting Protestant staff know who they are.” So goes a contribution to a 27-page report compiled by the Orange Order into the decline of Protestants […]

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