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Downpatrick Housing Community Network Visit Blackmountain

Downpatrick Housing Community Network Visit Blackmountain Shared Space Project in Belfast. Representatives of Downpatrick Housing Community Network visited Blackmountain Shared Space Project in West Belfast to learn how local residents worked on a cross-community basis to transform a contested interface into a shared space. The event was organised by the…

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Be Centre Stage In Northern Ireland’s Biggest Panto

Belfast’s Grand Opera House and Qdos Entertainment, producers of the Theatre’s record-breaking Christmas shows, are holding open auditions to find four local boys to perform the roles of Michael and John Darling in this year’s spectacular pantomime Peter Pan. Auditions take place at the Grand Opera House on Saturday 9…

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Lyric Offers £10 Front Seats For McCafferty’s Fire Below Play

Fire Below, A War Of Words Tickets | £10 – £18 15% Discount | Before Midnight Aug 23 Weekend Front Row Tickets £10 | Before Midnight Aug 23. What happens to reconciliation when there is no one specific act of violence to reconcile? Fire Below : A War of Words, is…

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Grand Opera House Bids For Most Welcoming Theatre Title

Belfast’s Grand Opera House launches bid to be crowned UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre.  Belfast’s Grand Opera House is calling on the public to support the historic venue’s bid to win the title of ‘UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre 2017’.  Online voting for the prestigious award, which is hosted by UK Theatre…

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Belfast’s Grand Opera House To Get Facelift

Over the next three months Belfast’s Grand Opera House will be enveloped in scaffolding while the brickwork of the exterior is cleaned, and the iconic masonry repainted. Throughout this time the Theatre will remain open and continue to welcome audience members as normal.   The Grand Opera House was designed…

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Boundary Commission To Hold Further Hearings

The Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland is holding  hearings on the Provisional Proposals for the New Parliamentary Constituencies. The Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland will hold its third public hearing in the Ramada Hotel, Shaw’s bridge, Belfast on Thursday 20 October 2016. The one-day hearing will provide an opportunity for…

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Win Tickets For The Wedding Show In The Titanic Exhibition Centre In Belfast

The Wedding Journal Show is back! And Down News is teaming up with The Wedding Journal Show to give away ten pairs of tickets to the Belfast show in the Titanic Exhibition Centre on the 1st and 2nd October.  For your chance to win a pair, answer the following question: In…

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McGrath Says Health Service Cannot Conform To A Centralist Agenda

A political summit on health took place in Belfast today involving the five main local political parties. Junior SDLP Health Spokesperson and South Down Assembly Candidate Cllr Colin McGrath has called on the Health Service to stay clear of a ‘centralist agenda’ when providing healthcare services across Northern Ireland. During…

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Go See The Titanic Winterland Carnival In Belfast

You could be excused for thinking that the seasonal excitement will be all wrapped up by Christmas, but in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter the fun will start all over again on Boxing Day. That’s when the carnival comes to town in the shape of the inaugural Titanic Winterland which will take…

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Outburst Queer Arts Festival

OUTBURST QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL Belfast 12th -21st November 2015 In its most ambitious programme yet, the ninth Outburst Queer Arts Festival runs for a jam-packed 10 days from 12th – 21st November, in venues across Belfast. Supported by Arts Council NI, Belfast City Council and DSD, OUTBURST is Northern Ireland’s…

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The Last Five Years Musical Is Coming To The Lyric

The Last Five Years is running in the Lytic Theatre in Belfast from 24 June – 4 July 2015. ‘The Last Five Years’ by Jason Robert Brown is presented by Blunt Fringe Productions, whose recent productions at the Lyric Theatre include ‘The World Goes ‘Round’ and ‘Jacques Brel is Alive and…

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Long Arm Of The Law Reaches From Newcastle To Belfast

Three men have been arrested following a burglary in Newcastle. Police in Belfast saw a car being driven erratically in North Belfast on the evening of Wednesday 8 April, the same evening of the burglary. Just before 9.45pm, police noticed the car driving dangerously on the West Circular Road, close…

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Beyond Words: Reducing The Stigma Of Bereavement Support

Whether it is beating an African Drum or tracing your ancestry to the nineteenth century, there is something for everyone over 60 this month at The Ulster Hall. Cruse Bereavement Care has partnered with The Ulster Hall to further its reach to a greater number of bereaved older people, with…

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Bruiser’s Caucasian Chalk Circle Proves Big Hit With Audiences

Sometimes when you are waiting on a bus and they never seem to come.. they they all arrive at once! It was like that with the Caucasian Chalk Circle when I first saw it at The MAC in Belfast three weeks ago then at the Down Arts Centre on its…

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Down Libraries Hatch A Plan To See The MAC’s Christmas Show

‘THE Lucky Feather’ competition offers County Down families the chance to win tickets to ‘HATCH’ by visiting their local library and reading a book. An exciting initiative has been launched encouraging County Down children to read more books and be in with a chance of winning tickets to see the…

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