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Irish Army patrolling West Belfast

A West Belfast man has acquired a vehicle that has literally been thorough the wars. This Nissan Patrol 4×4 is the latest addition to Jim Smith’s impressive fleet of military vehicles and is the only one of its kind left. The Dunmurry man, Chairman of the Military Vehicle Club Ireland, an all island club with […]

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Full-on drama on banks of the Half-Moon

THE latest offering from the prolific pen of Lenadoon playwright Pearse Elliott, ‘Man in the Moon’, is set to have its world premiere “in its spiritual home” of West Belfast next week. Debuting at the Roddy’s for two nights next Friday and Saturday before transferring to the Grand Opera House, the one-man show starring local […]

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Laurence signs on the dotted line

Blackstaff Press has just signed a deal to publish a thrilling new fantasy trilogy by West Belfast writer  Laurence Donaghy. Managing Editor Patsy Horton acquired UK and Ireland English language rights from Joanne Sayer at Last Passage. As we previously reported, the first two books of the Folk’d trilogy were published in ebook in 2012 […]

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Martin closes local trilogy

WEST Belfast playwright and newly-appointed Belfast Ambassador Martin Lynch is planning to launch the powerful climax and final instalment of The Ulster Trilogy this September at the MAC. The trilogy, a series of three plays which explore the state of the North today, already includes Sam Millar’s ‘Brothers in Arms’ and Ron Hutchinson’s ‘Paisley and […]

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Between the Rock and a bard place

IT’S no easy feat to pack in the amount of talent that was on display last Thursday in the upstairs bar of the Rock, but somehow the Féile team manage it every year for the popular Scribes event. Tickets are always scarce for the literary event which draws hundreds of bookworms to park on a […]

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City Hall opens for Féile

Féile keeps breaking new ground and this year has been no exception with the City Hall the newest Festival venue. On Saturday hundreds of people packed the grounds outside City Hall for the inaugural Trad On The Lawn, bringing together Damien O’Kane and Cara Dillon. Although the outdoor concert was interspersed with light showers, the […]

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