Blog Posts - Belfast



The Night I Didn’t Sh@g Vicky Everitt in Belfast City, Northern Ireland

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “Come eat tomatoes with me, sing me something new” – Vicky Everitt (1997).  I took some of this story out of my upcoming book to share it on my blog today… Oh Vicky, I h...
by Don't Stop Living on Jul 30, 2016

#gawa #daretodream Living Out A Childhood Dream Supporting Northern Ireland: My Plans for June 2016

Don't Stop Living - Jonny Blair - a lifestyle of travel “Michael O’Neill’s Green and White army” – Northern Ireland football fans. Now that June 2016 has arrived, it feels crazy that this month, I am finally living out a...
by Don't Stop Living on Jun 1, 2016

10 Beautiful European Cities That Fly Below the Radar

Everybody knows the glories of Paris, Rome, London and Barcelona, but there are legions of fabulously cultured and architecturally rich European cities that continue to dodge world attention. These 10 beautiful European cities are often mistakenly ov...
by Viator Travel Blog on Apr 8, 2016

Amnesty demands investigation by UK child abuse inquiry of Kincora Boys’ Home, Mass priest defrocked for sexual abuse

Amnesty International has called again for allegations of involvement by UK security services in child abuse at Kincora Boys’ Home in Northern Ireland to be investigated by the Westminster child abuse inquiry. The latest Amnesty call comes as a...
by Extreme Abuse Survey on Mar 31, 2016

The Way Back Home with The Belfast Children’s Festival

If you remember, back in February the lovely people at Young at Art invited me to the launch of their 18th annual Belfast Children’s Festival. I found out loads about what was planned for the festival this year and we were also invited to atten...
by Mama's Haven on Mar 8, 2016

The Way Back Home with The Belfast Children’s Festival

If you remember, back in February the lovely people at Young at Art invited me to the launch of their 18th annual Belfast Children’s Festival. I found out loads about what was planned for the festival this year and we were also invited to atten...
by Mama's Haven on Mar 8, 2016

Northern Ireland - 1: A visit to the historic city, Belfast

 Overview: Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, is one of the most visited cities in the UK. We walked around the city to get a flavour of Belfast. Recovered from the 'Troubles' in the 1990s, the city has emerged as one of the best cities o...
by Payana: Explore India on Mar 1, 2016

Going to the theatre … at a cinema: National Theatre’s "As You Like It" at Odyssey Cinemas

Multiplex cinemas are branching out beyond films. Their large screens and comfy chairs allow new audiences to experience vast theatrical and operatic productions that would never be able to travel outside capital city venues.Last week I watched the N...
by Alan in Belfast on Feb 27, 2016

Love or Money - forging a new relationship while fighting to save a business & a career (C21 Theatre)

Waiting for last night’s performance to begin, musak wafted over the heads of the audience in the Lyric’s Naughton Studio. A soulful version of “Do you really want to hurt me? Do you really want to make me cry?” set an appropriate mood for Ro...
by Alan in Belfast on Feb 25, 2016

Ada.Ada.Ada - an illuminating history of the complex woman behind the first complex computer programme

Domineered by her mother, and inheriting her father’s capacity to take reckless risks, Ada Lovelace pioneered what would become known as computer programming a hundred years before Alan Turing and Bletchley Park found an urgent reason to exploit th...
by Alan in Belfast on Feb 20, 2016

In Photos: Slipknot w/ Suicidal Tendencies – SSE Arena, Belfast 15/02/2016

Iowa natives, Slipknot seemed to be touring endlessly throughout 2015 and 2016, they returned to the UK for a handful more dates this past week, culminating at Belfast’s SSE Arena last night. Support came from Cyco Miko & Suicidal Tendencie...
by Pure Rawk on Feb 16, 2016

Preview: Love or Money (C21 Theatre) with playwright Rosemary Jenkinson

C21 Theatre Company is back on stage in ten days time with Rosemary Jenkinson’s new satirical play Love or Money. It promises to be “a comedy about banks, bras and going bust”. The Belfast playwright told me about the plot:“The new play is ab...
by Alan in Belfast on Feb 16, 2016

Rams - frosty Icelandic farmland folly breeds sheepish black comedy (QFT 12-18 Feb)

Two bachelor brothers, estranged for forty years, live on adjacent sheep farms in the north of Iceland. Gummi and Kiddi’s frosty relationship is echoed by the harsh winter and the bitter wind that blows across the landscape.While their love for eac...
by Alan in Belfast on Feb 11, 2016

Start Making Sense … of elections, politics, budgets, photos & change #ImagineBelfast

Imagine! Belfast’s Festival of Ideas and Politics is back. Running throughout the week of St Patrick’s Day in March, the theme is “Start Making Sense” and the programme is double the size of last year’s inaugural festival.Over 80 (mostly fr...
by Alan in Belfast on Feb 11, 2016

Review - The Truth Commissioner - can he deliver truth, healing and closure?

The Truth Commissioner had its world première screening in front of a paying audience in the Queen’s Film Theatre on Monday 1 February as part of their Made in Britain season. The adaptation of David Park’s award winning book (reviewed) examines...
by Alan in Belfast on Feb 9, 2016

Archbishop of Canterbury reflecting on religiously-justified violence during his Belfast lecture

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was back in Belfast tonight to deliver the Church of Ireland’s annual theological lecture at Queen’s University, reflecting on the nature of religiously-justified violence and particularly on the nature of th...
by Alan in Belfast on Feb 8, 2016

Educating Rita … Educating Frank (Lyric Theatre until 5 March)

Rita White works in a hair salon and is fed up with the inane drivel that passes for conversation. She aspires to break free from superficial nonsense and chooses to enrol on an Open University course in English Literature to allow her to grapple wit...
by Alan in Belfast on Feb 4, 2016

18th Belfast Children's Festival (4-9 March) - Ali FitzGibbon looks back over her time at Young at Art

Belfast Children’s Festival 2016 runs from 4 to 9 March and its programme (PDF) was launched at lunchtime today.“Going to a theatre performance, going to an exhibition, taking part in a workshop, sends people on a journey that shows them that the...
by Alan in Belfast on Jan 27, 2016

A Visit to Lynas Food Outlet Belfast

Lynas Food Outlet Belfast Neil and I are huge fans of supporting local businesses and buying local produce. Meeting the people behind the scenes and learning of their history, seeing The post A Visit to Lynas Food Outlet Belfast appeared first on Fro...
by From Plate to Pen on Jan 25, 2016

A story of solo dining, loss and lemon chicken ... Tenx9's food night.

Tenx9 has a simple format. Nine people with ten minutes each to tell a true story. Once a month, Tenx9’s co-creators Paul Doran and Pádraig Ó Tuama select a topic and two hundred people fill the Black Box to hear the tales, three at a time before...
by Alan in Belfast on Jan 14, 2016


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