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Pan Africanism: Still the longest dream ever

MANY big towns in Ireland and Britain have a Little Africa, so to speak, and that demography will rightfully include the Caribbean community and the rest of the Black diaspora. There are several organisations in Ireland that represent and showcase Africa and Africans here. The oldest of these groups is the African and Caribbean Support […]

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Now there’s another reason to go to Lady Dixon

LADY Dixon Park has long been one of Belfast’s best spots to relax, socialise or get active. With the opening of a new Ability Café, nestled amongst the park’s trees and greenery, it now has an excellent eatery to match. As well as providing first-class food, drinks and service, Ability Café at the Stables is […]

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Queen’s Uni supporting the SPAR Craic 10K

QUEEN’S University are the latest institution to show their support to the annual SPAR Craic 10K taking place on St Patrick’s Day throughout the city. Starting at the gates of City Hall, the route will take in the Gaeltacht Quarter as well as the prestigious university, Botanic Avenue and Gardens before the finish line at […]

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New book challenges perceptions of religion

WHAT if, in the city of Belfast, that is conflicted both emotionally and physically, a non-churchgoer artist decides to visit every church for a service, simply looking and listening to what is going on. Well, Bronagh Lawson decided to do just that and has written about her experiences in her new book, Belfast: City of […]

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Is Tribeca a fillip for the city or a nail in Belfast’s coffin?

WHILE the planned city centre mega-development Tribeca (Triangle Below Canal abbreviated New York-style) has raised howls of derision from built heritage campaigners, its backers say it has the potential to propel Belfast into a bright new era. Replacing the desolate wastelands of the northern inner-city — desolation caused in no small part by developers who […]

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Edmund Rice to host an Evening of Light

EDMUND Rice College in Glengormley are inviting the public to attend a special night to support mental health across the North Belfast community. The Evening of Light will take place at the school tonight Wednesday (February 5) at 7pm featuring music and reflection. Music will form a reflective and peaceful atmosphere for the evening, delivered […]

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