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Happy Sundays in the Big Top for Féile music fans

The Happy Mondays and The Charlatans played to a capacity Big Top tent on Sunday night at Féile. There was a real festival atmosphere in the Falls Park as hundreds mingled outside the tent before the main event, eagerly anticipating the night ahead. If the truth be told I came late to the Happy Mondays […]

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Past inspires Deirdre

ART exhibitions at St Mary’s University College are one of Féile an Phobail’s annual highlights and exhibiting her work for the first time this year is Upper Springfield Development Arts Manager Deirdre Mackel. Entitled ‘Dressed To…’ Deirdre explained how her paintings are rooted in memories of her West Belfast childhood, described as a “more symbolic […]

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Oh Baby, Brenda’s done it again

Leaving the Cultúrlann on Monday night an audience member ahead of me turned to her friend and said, “I’ve never seen a bad play at Féile yet.” As we slowly made our way down the stairs, other members of the audience were quoting lines from the comedy we had just watched and were laughing out […]

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Hollywood legend at ease among his own

Picture the scene. You’re in a small audience with a famous Hollywood actor in front of you and you can ask him anything. He has just completed a talk on his life and career to date and is ready to field another question. So far the audience have wanted to know about how this man […]

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Don’t miss Féile finale

FÉILE25 has welcomed record crowds to events across the West since the Festival kicked off last Thursday. With just days to go until Féile wraps up for another year there is still plenty of events left, and tickets available for concerts in the Big Top including a one-off gig by the Wolftones tonight (Thursday) and […]

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By George! Brenda switches focus

The West Belfast author who co-wrote the runaway success A Night With George says her new play is even better than the award-winning comedy. Brenda Murphy was speaking during a break in rehearsals in the Cultúrlann theatre for Baby It’s Cold Outside, her new comedy, filled, as she says with “black humour”. The play debuted […]

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