Girl in the big picture

By Staff Reporter

Claire Shaw is the marketing manager for Cinemagic, the annual showcase of children’s cinema which has turned a generation on to the artistry of film. Originally from Co Tyrone, Claire has lived in South Belfast for over 10 years.

I was born in Omagh

I grew up in Castlederg

I now live in Ravenhill Road

I was educated at Loreto Grammar, Omagh, Queen’s University Belfast,  and the University of Ulster, Jordanstown

My earliest memory is family summer holidays in Salthill, Galway

When I was a child I wanted to be a ballet dancer. I attended ballet lessons from the age of four until I was at secondary school

I actually became a Press and Marketing Officer

Worst job I’ve ever had waitressing in a student cafe

Best job I’ve ever had a Saturday and summer job for as long as I can remember in my Granda’s chemist shop in Newtownstewart

The bravest thing I’ve ever done – going to Italy when I was 20 to work for the summer in the Irish College, looking after coachloads of Irish pensioners on a religious pilgrimage

The stupidest thing I’ve ever done – agreeing to dress up in a sumo suit for one of my hen party celebrations

The biggest thing I’ve yet to do – have children

The people who inspired me most are my parents

The most important thing in the world is family, and looking after your health

I’m very bad at going to bed early

I’m very good at shopping

I’m most proud of my new husband

My best friend would say I like organising girlie get togethers

I like to relax by cooking

My favourite quote is carpe diem, “seize the day”.

The last book I read was The Wedding Girl by Madeleine Wickham

My favourite movie is Meet Me in St Louis

The actor that would play me in a movie of my life would be Emma Watson

The song that makes me dance is Firework by Katie Perry

The song I would have played at my funeral would be  the traditional Irish song, The Parting Glass

The best place I’ve ever been Rome

The place I have to visit before I die is  Australia

The last person I talked to on the phone was my mum

The last text message I received was from my sister Brideen

If I was a politician I would introduce a three day working week

If I won the lottery I would buy apartments in Rome and New York

If I could describe myself in five words they would be sociable, caring, romantic, optimistic, organised

If I could invite five people (living or dead) to a dinner party they would be Audrey Hepburn, JFK, George Clooney, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland

If I could change one thing about South Belfast it would be the rush hour traffic on both the Ormeau and Ravenhill Roads

My favourite thing about South Belfast is the buzz of the city coupled with the peacefulness of green spaces and places to walk, like Ormeau Park

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