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Confused? Welcome to Samuel Beckett

MAYBE it’s an indicator of the under-representation of women in serious art that the entrance of three female actors for Beckett Women: Ceremonies of Departure immediately conjures up The Three Witches of Macbeth, nevertheless, that was my reaction at The Mac on Thursday night. The production, brought to Belfast by the renowned Poets Theatre in […]

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NI budget deal to go before House of Commons

THE Budget bill for the north will go before the House of Lords later today (Tuesday). It was passed through the House of Commons on Monday after being backed by all parties. The 2017/18 budget includes an increase in health spending of 5.4%. NI Secretary James Brokenshire previously said that public services would begin to […]

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Revealed: how the new St Joseph’s church will look

AN artist’s impression has been unveiled showing the future plans to restore a former church in the heart of Sailortown. St Joseph’s church was closed in 2001 after the Catholic Church decided there was no longer a sustainable local population in the Docks area of North Belfast. The North Belfast News revealed earlier this year […]

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Aisling Awards arrive in the city

IT’S all systems go for this year’s glamorous Aisling Awards set in the luxurious surroundings of the Europa Hotel. The 21st annual Aisling Awards gala celebrates the champions of Belfast and will be held on November 24th, when Michael Russell, Minister with Responsibility for Brexit Negotiations for Scotland, will address the audience at this year’s […]

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Ardoyne after-schools club celebrates 20 years

A NORTH Belfast after-schools club is celebrating 20 years of service to the local community. Ardoyne After-Schools Club provides quality, registered childcare during after-school hours for children aged four to 15. Happiness and fun are at the heart of the club’s ethos with endless play opportunities aimed at meeting their social, physical, intellectual, creative and […]

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Voices raised at the Duncairn Centre

IRELAND has, thankfully, its fair share of selfless ambassadors who have made it their life’s work to build community.
 They are grassroots patriots who realise that you build a nation from the street corner up.
 Among their number is Cork’s Philip King, the multi-talented musician, radio presenter and creator of the greatest-ever film tribute to […]

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