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Mad as a hatter

Poet, artist and designer, Jessica ni Leacai, pulls her inspiration for her creations from her experiences of living all over the world. Now settled in the Village area where the views stimulate ideas for her work, she is putting all her time and effort into designing headpieces and jewellery.

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Get Carter to play poet

Poet and musician Gerard McLaughlin, who lives in the Malone area, produces works which he describes as ‘not poetry but more a case of experiences, feelings and life’. Gerard recently joined celebrated poet Hans Magnus Enzensberger at an event marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic.

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Treating pets as sick as dogs

A new charitable veterinary service for pets has opened close to Belfast city centre.

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Underpinning prosperity as well as the peace

I’m already settled with my teapot and mug in the Cultúrlann when Inez McCormack joins me.

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Trad to the bone

Ballynafeigh-based folk musician Caroline Pugh is a lover of all things ‘trad’, and combines Scottish and Irish tunes, with her own unique electronic twist, using sound feedback and samples

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A city shaped by conflict

The impact of decades of civil unrest on Belfast’s architectural growth and evolution is the subject of an unconventional new walking tour taking in the centre of the city and its inner city communities.

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