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Mental health awareness group uses power of sport to make a difference

A MENTAL health awareness charity is using the power of sport to promote positivity in North Belfast this month with a series of events. Set up by Joe Donnelly and Stephen McLaughlin in memory of Thomas McLaughlin, who took his own life in 2009, the TAMHI (Tackling Awareness of Mental Health Issues) charity was founded […]

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Kabosh Theatre take latest work on postwar conflict to South Africa

THEATRE will be bringing the West to the South next month as Kabosh Theatre travel to Grahamstown, South Africa. The National Arts Festival is the biggest in the continent and has invited the Irish theatre company to partake and share their depiction of dealing with the legacy of conflict. ‘Those Who Pass You On The […]

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Different sides of 1970s Belfast

IT’S been dubbed the ‘girls night out’ during Euro 2016 – the story of two best friends who drift apart until fate reunites them in their middle age. And it’s back in Belfast to provide welcome relief from the footie. Produced by 50 Shades of Red, White and Blue’s Joe Rea and written by Donna […]

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Exercise is the key to a long and happy life, says our Billy

WHEN 100-year-old Billy Burns was asked what his secret is to a long and happy life, he thought for a moment and then replied “exercise every day”. “I don’t smoke,” he added, “and have a banana and a bowl of porridge every morning.” He then proceeded to show how fit he was by bending over […]

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Tropical Ravine write on track

THE work of South Belfast schoolchildren will play a part in the story of the Tropical Ravine when it reopens. Pupils from Botanic Primary School are taking part in the ‘Writing the Ravine’ project which also saw participation from residents living near Botanic Gardens, Sandy Row Pensioners’ Club and the Skyway Club among other users […]

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Lyric Theatre embraces Euro fever with a smile

TO say we are going to be inundated with football coverage over the next month would be something of an understatement as the Euros take over our screens. Whilst the arts usually like to offer alternative programming, the Lyric Theatre is embracing football fever in all its glory with Gary Mitchell’s latest work Smiley. Directed […]

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