Lauren McCann

Why the Decline In Popularity of Modern Languages In Schools in Northern Ireland?

A recent study by the BBC revealed that the number of students taking up modern languages at GCSE level has decreased by more than 40% in the past 15 years with the figures from the Joint Council for Qualifications highlighting a sad and significant decline in the popularity of languages.

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Belsonic 2019 Preview: DJ Duo Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike are back in Belfast next week

Belgian brothers Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike are the second headline act to be previewed ahead of their much sought after show at Belsonic next Friday. The DJs, who ranked first in the DJ Mag Top 100 in 2015, becoming the first duo to do so, have travelled the world miles over and are one

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U2 Bring Their ‘Experience and Innocence’ Tour To The SSE Arena This Weekend

Irish rockers U2 roll into town this weekend for two sold out shows in Belfast. The band will play two consecutive nights, the 27th and 28th October at the SSE, their first show here in almost three years. Tickets for the first night sold out within minutes of being released, prompting the band to announce

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Northern Irish Student Scoops Top Prize at US Business Programme

Queens’s University Law student Niamh Mackin has been named Study USA Student of the Year. The 21 year old spent a year studying business at Marymount University, Virginia as part of the Study USA initiative. Formerly known as the Business Education Initiative, it is run by the British Council Northern Ireland on behalf of the

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Tom Grennan To Make Belfast Debut With Limelight Show On Sunday

English singer-songwriter Tom Grennan concludes his UK and Ireland tour with a gig in Belfast at the Limelight on Sunday 28th October. The Bedford native exploded onto the scene in 2016 when he featured as the lead vocalist on Chase and Status’ single ‘When It All Goes Wrong’. It featured as the ‘Hottest Record’ on

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The Fall Of Stormont And The Primark Fire: What Do The Public Think?

Tuesday 28th August 2018 will always be remembered as a dark day for Northern Ireland. It marked 589 days without a functioning government, surpassing the previous record held by Belgium and it also saw one of the oldest living buildings in Belfast go up in flames before our eyes. Since the DUP and Sinn Fein

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Rebekah Fitch Dazzles at Q Radio Summer Sessions

Northern Ireland’s newest pop star Rebekah Fitch stole the show as she alongside Alison McGrath closed Q Radio’s final ‘Summer Session’ in association with Belfast City Council’s ‘City of Music Initiative’ on Friday. The initiative aimed to give local artists the chance to play their music to the people of Belfast at the heart of

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Volunteers Wanted For Secret Filming Project In Belfast!

Have you ever dreamed of being a movie star and staring a Hollywood production? Whilst not quite as grand today is still your lucky day as Belfast City Council in partnership with a wide range of city partners, have announced that they are looking for over 2,000 volunteers from Belfast and beyond to take part

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Sprint Legend Usain Bolt Having Football Trial Down Under

Former Jamaican 100m and 200m Olympic Champion Usain Bolt touched down in Sydney last week to begin a 6-week long trial period with Australian outfit Central Coast Mariners. The 32 year old had his first training session with his new teammates on his birthday on Tuesday. He could feature for the first time in yellow

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Adam Beyer Brings His Stunning Techno Show Drumcode To Belfast This Sunday

Swedish DJ Adam Beyer will headline Shine’s Custom House Square gig when he brings his record label’s branded show Drumcode to the city this Bank Holiday Sunday 26th August. Drumcode took over Shine last year with a line-up stockpiled with talent such as Alan Fitzpatrick, Ilario Alicante, and Marco Faraone. It returns this year with

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5 Northern Irish Instagram Influencers You Must Follow

With social media taking over the world it is unsurprising to know that it is an industry where there is big money to be made. What may shock many is the fact that normal people can make money from apps such as Instagram simply by posting pictures. For those wondering what exactly an Instagram Influencer

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7 Young Northern Ireland Sports Stars To Watch Out For

Sport in Northern Ireland is on the rise with the country producing lots of talented athletes in an array of different fields. From Carl Frampton to Jonny Evans there are many more famous sports stars who started out in Northern Ireland before going on to become successful and forge a career in their chosen field.

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Rag’n’Bone Man To Make Belfast Debut Next Week

The 2017 British Breakthrough Act winner will headline a great night of music at CHSq next Friday when he takes to the stage along with special guest Mullally. Rory Charles Graham, better known as Rag’n’Bone Man, is an English singer and songwriter who has taken the world by storm since bursting onto the scene with

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Superstar DJ Martin Garrix Headed To Belfast Next Week

Belfast Vital is back once again this year with superstar DJ Martin Garrix making his return to the capital as the blockbuster headliner. The Dutch star will be accompanied by some very special guests as around 40,000 people flock to Boucher Road Playing Fields for the last big party of the summer. Taking to the

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