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Alan Meban (Alan in Belfast)
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You’re Ugly Too - a sombre film, tinged with hope (QFT 7-13 August)
Life has thrown a lot at Stacey during her first 11 years. With her father already dead, she is fostered when her mother suddenly dies. Her only close relative Uncle Will (played by Aidan Gillen) is given temporary compassionate leave from prison to look af...
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Féile an Phobail 2015 (30 July to 9 August) - theatre, talk, photography & currachs
West Belfast’s Féile an Phobail seems to be thriving in this age of austerity. The printed programme is physically larger than previous years, and there are hundreds of events – many free to attend – between Thursday 30 July and Sunday 9 August. The money-s...
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Eden - a film in which the garage music speaks louder & longer than the characters (QFT 24-30 July)
Eden is a French tribute to the Paris garage music scene. Spread over a narrative arc of nearly 20 years, Mia Hansen-Løve’s film follows wannabe DJ Paul Vallée (played by Félix de Givry) as he trips his way through underground club nights with his French To...
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Tall Ships Races 2015 - Parade of Sail
Tens of thousands of people took a chance on the weather - a good bet in the end - and flooded Titanic Quarter and the Belfast Harbour this morning to see the Red Arrows fly past and the Tall Ships depart to the north coast start line of their race. Crowds ...
Tens of thousands of people took a chance on the weather - a good bet in the end - and flooded Titanic Quarter and the Belfast Harbour this morning to see the Red Arrows fly past and the Tall Ships depart to the north coast s...
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Yer Granny ... eating up audiences in the Lyric Theatre until 27 June
The Very Hungry Caterpillar in human form is the easiest way to describe the stockinged centenarian grandmother that Gregor Fisher plays in Yer Granny . “S’at yev goat? [What’s that you’ve got?]” is the constant refrain as she eats continuously while on sta...
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ummmm... What?
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Scratch Bang Wallop - dramas in development seek audiences and feedback (Accidental Theatre)
Seven short dramatic performances over three nights in the fourth floor of a city centre office building. This weekend, Accidental Theatre hosts scratch performances in their Wellington Street base (down the side of the Danske Bank headquarters) to help pla...
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Finding community in the strangest of places - an ecovillage, a yoga studio, a brewing cooperative & a campervan
Four people related their different experiences of intentionally creating communities across Ireland at an afternoon seminar in Corrymeela’s 50th anniversary APERTURE festival. Davie Philip spoke about the Cloughjourdan Ecovillage in Co. Tipperary. Elizabet...
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That's the spirit!
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Cooking up the beginnings of a mouth-watering Belfast International Arts Festival programme (9 Oct-1 Nov) #belfest
“You can’t keep a good thing down” as my Mum would say. Putting the withdrawal of Queen’s University’s funding and support behind them, the Belfast Festival has gone through the administrative pain of forming a new company and shaken off its south Belfast s...
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If you say so.
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Aperture festival at Corrymeela (31 July-2 August) - music, debate, talk, film, food & fire
The Corrymeela Community is celebrating its 50th birthday this year and is throwing its Ballycastle centre’s doors open for a mid-summer festival – Aperture . From Friday 31 July through to Sunday 2 August, the family-friendly festival of alternatives will ...
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Yes, but I can't wait to get home!
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Tall Ships Belfast (2-5 July)
I’ve a single memory of the Tall Ships being in Belfast the first time. I thought I was younger, but I’ll have to believe everyone who says it was 1991. I remember walking along a quay, in the middle of waste ground in a Belfast harbour I’d never seen befor...
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Oh dear. You really go on about it sometimes.
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Open House Belfast Architecture Festival (17-19 July 2015)
Ever wanted to see inside Belfast Central Fire Station? Or to be one of the first inside the new Ulster University building? Or to don a hard hat and walk around the new Exhibition and Conference extension on the side of the Waterfront Hall? Open House Belf...
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Gifts of courage, friendship, and becoming comfortable with complexity and paradox
Nearly every week, a church story seems to scream out from the front page of the News Letter or the Belfast Telegraph . Religious views are being discussed in the public square. It's not all wholesome. And it's not all presented with a great deal of context...
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An irregular set of postings, weaving an intricate pattern around a diverse set of subjects. Comment on cinema, books, technology, politics and the occasional rant about life. Alan ... in Belfast (and Lisburn), Northern Ireland
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