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Here Are The UK’s Most Hotly Anticipated Video Games This Year, Which One Will You Be Playing?

A new study has revealed the UK’s five most-anticipated games of 2024. The experts at Gameyard analysed Google search data from 2023 on 81 of the biggest gaming titles coming out this year. Over 242 terms were assessed and totalled, revealing a ranking of the games with the highest average monthly search volume. 1. Tekken […]

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Cult Comedy The Big Lebowski Set To Play At Bangor Courthouse This Month

Cult Comedy Phenomenon,The Big Lebowski is set to arrive at the Bangor Courthouse on Wednesday May 31. Described as ‘trippy’ and ‘outlandish’, the story has become a cult favourite, and follows the adventures of Jeff Lebowski ‘The Dude’, as he is targeted in a case of mistaken identity and has his rug peed on by

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Banbridge Gaming Enthusiasts Launch Popular Tabletop Games Café

Banbridge gaming enthusiasts have turned their passion for tabletop games into a popular local games café, Roast & Roll, thanks to help from the Go For It programme in association with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council. The Go For It Programme is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development

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Showbiz Briefs: A Flat In New York’s “Ghostbusters Building” Has Gone on Sale This Halloween For £3.8 Million

A flat in New York’s “Ghostbusters Building” has gone on sale this Halloween for £3.8million. The 55 Central Park West building featured as the home of Dana, played by Sigourney Weaver, 72, in the 1984 movie, and where the Ghostbusters fought Marshmallow Man. Built in 1929, the block’s real-life residents have included Ginger Rogers and

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Showbiz Briefs: The Exorcist Has Been Named The Most Terrifying Film Of All Time

The Exorcist has been named the most terrifying film of all time.  The hair-raising classic, which caused controversy when it was released in 1973, took the top spot in a poll, followed by The Silence of the Lambs and The Shining.  Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic chiller Psycho, limb-hacking horror Saw and ground-breaking gore-fest The Texas Chainsaw

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5 of Belfast’s Best Tattoo Studios in the Cathedral Quarter

If you’re looking for new ink or just some inspiration for your next piece look no further than Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, with five premier tattoo studios all located within the heart of the city. Whether you want simple line work, geometry, realism or blackwork, there are many talented artists to suit all styles.   Here

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Sailortown Regeneration Presents 8 Hours Of Entertainment For St Patrick’s Day Online Live Stream

The rich cultural and historical heritage of Belfast’s Sailortown will be celebrated on St Patrick’s Day with an eight-hour live streamed event from the iconic St Joseph’s Church featuring music, dancing, storytelling and art. After years of restoration the ‘sailor’s church’ has been transformed to a community hub that will host the event on March

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Meet The Artist: Ciara O’Neill

Ciara O’Neill is an indie folk singer songwriter from Portadown, now living in Belfast. The 35 year old performer started in the music industry at a very young age singing in her school choir. After being classically trained she sang in a folk band at university. Shortly after Ciara began singing and collaborating with other bands

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Meet The Artist: Anthony Toner

Songwriter, musician and guitarist Anthony Toner is best known for his song Sailortown. The song was played countless times over the years by the late Radio Ulster presenter Gerry Anderson helping to make it Anthony’s best known track. Anthony is originally from Coleraine but now lives in Belfast. How did you get started in the industry?  I

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Meet The Artist: Ursula Burns

Ursula is a performer and composer from Belfast known as the Dangerous Harpist. She has been working for 25 years in the industry, getting her start at a young age at Medieval Banquets in Carrickfergus Castle.  Ursula describes the genre which she creates in as ‘self expression’ stating she drags the harp where no harp has

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Meet The Artist: Colin Dardis

Colin Dardis is a 40 year old man from County Tyrone. Colin is a man of many talents, a Poet, an Editor, an Arts Coordinator and a Creative Writing Facilitator. Colin has been writing poetry since primary school and started reading in front of live audiences back in Arcadia Coffeehouse in North Street Arcade in

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Belfast Photo Festival open submission launched

With the continuing success of Belfast Photo Festival, 2021 will see photographers offered the chance to compete to win a host of prizes, awards and benefits. From exhibiting in the main gallery, alongside world renowned photographers, through to seeing their work taken on tour to be exhibited at the 2022 Photo Schwiez (Zurich, Switzerland. A

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Meet The Artist: Fleur Mellor

Fleur Mellor is a 40 year old Theatrical Producer and Choreographer from Northern Ireland. Fleur started in the industry as a dancer and is well known for her work with Peter Corry Productions.  What genre / style do you create in? Ooh all kinds of styles, just as long as it’s live. What would you

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Meet The Artist: Trisha McCluney

Trisha McCluney is a 38 year old tribute artist to musical sensation, Cher. Trisha has been performing from a young age when she used to steal the show at her parent’s local residents club. Trisha took her love for Cher and her love for performing and turned it into a legendary Cher tribute act. What

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Culture Night Belfast Returns With Online Offering

Culture Night Belfast is set to go ahead with an online celebration of the arts that will include a rich mix of music, film, performance and much more on September 18. Following an announcement in May that there would be no return this year to having the city streets packed with performers and the public

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Biggest Q-Con Ever Attracts More Than 7,000 Visitors

The UK and Ireland’s premier gaming and anime convention, Q-Con, celebrated its 26th year with a record number of visitors to the Queen’s campus, including loads of successful events for all ages. More than 7,000 people attended over the August Bank Holiday weekend, an increase of 10% on the 2018 event. Hosted by QUB Dragonslayers,

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Calling All Families Into Cosplay, Gaming, Anime, Comics, Superheroes, Kpop and more…Q-Con Is THIS SUNDAY

Are your kids into: Cosplay Gaming (from Dungeons & Dragons to Fortnite) Anime Superheroes Kpop or Comics? If so, Q-Con, taking place THIS SUNDAY is the perfect family day out! Q-Con, the biggest and best gaming and anime convention in Northern Ireland, is promising a fun-packed three day for all ages, including a special series

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Cosplayers Take Centre Stage At Q-Con 2019

The wonderful, colourful world of Cosplay will once again take centre stage at Ireland’s top gaming and anime convention, Q-Con, from Friday, August 30 to Sunday, September 1 at Queen’s University campus, Belfast. Cosplay is the artistic hobby that sees people create costumes and dress up as their favourite characters from anime, manga, movies, video

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Everything You Need To Know About Q-Con 2019

Q-Con, an annual three day gaming and anime convention held at Queen’s University in Belfast returns on August 30, 2019. Who are Q-Con? The Q-Con event, ending on September 1, has taken place at the University for over 25 years and is hosted by the Queen’s University Belfast Dragon Slayers society every year since 1994.

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Calling All Kids As Q-Con Convention Improves Family Friendly Offerings

The biggest and best gaming and anime convention in Northern Ireland, Q-Con, is promising a fun-packed three day for all ages, including a special series of family events on the closing Sunday. Now in its 26th year, the events on Sunday, September 1 will include the Cosplay Masquerade at Elmwood Hall, that will see the

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Gaming & Anime Convention Q-Con Promises Bigger Than Ever For Year 26

The biggest and best gaming and anime convention in Northern Ireland is returning to Queen’s University, Belfast for its 26th year. With three fun-packed days from August 30 to September 1 the event is expected to attract over 6,500 attendees. Hosted by QUB Dragonslayers Q-Con promises a host of events, including an appearance from the

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Wrestling Giants Set To Jump In The Ring As Top Tour Continues

Finn McCool may be long gone, but three mighty giants of the wrestling ring are set to enthral and not just because they are huge… From England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, these competitors are sure to tower over all that attempt to battle it out with them on the latest leg of the Wrestling.ie all-island

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Belfast Wrestler Ready For The World As WWE NXT UK Superstar

WHEN it comes to wrestling WWE is the pinnacle – and now Belfast’s Paul Gallagher (a.k.a. Tucker) is ready to grapple, grip, throw and pin with the best in the UK Signed as part of the new NXT UK weekly streaming show from WWE Paul will be in the midst of the best male and

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Northern Ireland Is Ready To Rumble As Wrestling Mayhem Sweeps The Country

Northern Ireland’s top wrestling stars are set to take to the ring this autumn in a fight extravaganza sweeping the country. WRESTLING.IE is bringing one of their spectacular fight shows to town near you where fans will be able to get the opportunity to watch the rumble as the top UK and Ireland brawlers bring

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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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YouTube Stars Max And Harvey Confirm Belfast Date

Ok parents, credit cards at the ready! YouTube sensations Max and Harvey are headed for Belfast’s Waterfront Hall this November. The 15-year-old Berkshire based twin brothers shot to fame two years ago, posting covers of their favourite songs, as well as their own original songs, on their social media platforms. Today they have over 5

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Can You Do The Impossible “Dele Alli Challenge”?

By now, you’ve probably already heard of and tried the Dele Alli challenge. If not, here’s the lowdown! The Spurs footballer sent the nation into a frenzy with his goal celebration at the weekend. He first used the celebration when he scored the winning goal against Newcastle United and many fans took to Twitter to

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Playing Video Games Is A Stress Buster Says Survey

A new study has revealed that playing video games is a stress buster. According to researchers gaming has become a key strategy for coping with stress amongst millennial gamers. The survey of 1,000 gamers by Dave TV channel found that 55% of gamers played games because it helps them unwind and relieve stress. And despite

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Game Of Thrones Immortalised In Stamp Collection By Royal Mail

There really is no stopping the Game Of Thrones franchise.  The HBO show which has been adopted by Northern Ireland as our own will now be immortalised in a series of 15 1st class stamps by Royal Mail. For those who have mysteriously managed to avoid GoT fever the series is set on the fictional continent

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The Biggest LEGO Show In The UK Lands In Belfast (Aug 3-6) – Details Here >>

BRICKLIVE, the UK’s largest LEGO® event has landed in Northern Ireland. Taking place at Belfast’s Titanic Exhibition Centre from August 3-6, the event will include various ‘bricktastic’ features and more than one million bricks – making it the ultimate day out for families and LEGO® fans. BRICKLIVE Belfast follows successful events in London and Birmingham,

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Game Of Thrones Season 7

Winter Is Here: Gearing Up For Game Of Thrones Season 7

So, Game Of Thrones Season 7 has begun and things are heating up in Westeros as the characters prepare for battle. Over a year since the previous season aired, exasperated fans are eager to see what this season holds for the future of the realm. Since cast and crew finished up filming at the end of February,

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REVIEW: A Super Day With Northern Ireland Super Heroes

When it comes to finding things to do with a 4-year-old over the summer nothing can quite match the excitement of finding a super heroes event nearby. I recently set up a group for Logan’s class parents as we head for the “big school”.  I’d hoped we could meet up with other kids heading to P1

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10 Steps To Transform Your Life From ‘Student Of Life’ Creator Shane Trujillo

Shane Trujillo’s popular Student Of Life video series has inspired thousands of people across Facebook and Instagram to transform their lives with its straightforward, holistic approach to self-improvement. Amassing a huge online following with new videos each week, Shane talks openly about the experiences and inner explorations that have led to powerful changes in his

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10 Must-See Documentaries To Expand Your Consciousness

Sometimes your favourite Netflix series just isn’t cutting it and the mind thirsts for something a little more stimulating. More than ever before, people are questioning the way things are – societal structures, political systems, popular beliefs, the nature of existence and our relationship with the rest of the universe. Luckily, we live in a

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Meet The Artist: Abby Williams, Belfast

Belfast based author Abby Williams began writing voluntarily for BAM Mag in 2015. Since then she has become BAM’s Contributors’ Editor, part-owner and #ThroneWatch columnist. The 26-year-old published her first book, Tripping, with Excalibur Press in 2016 and was also nominated for Local Women Magazine’s Rising Star Award. Abby is now focusing on writing her

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Review: T2 Trainspotting Brings ALL The Nostalgia In Commendable Tribute To Original

There are many things T2 Trainspotting is not – the main being that it is undoubtedly not the original 1996 cult classic that defined a generation, nor will it ever be. In all honesty, we never really expected it to match up. Regardless, the hotly anticipated second offering of Trainspotting delivered plenty of action, laughs

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Lego Fans! BRICKLIVE Is Headed For Belfast

BRICKLIVE, the UK’s largest LEGO® event, is coming to Northern Ireland for the very first time. Taking place at Belfast’s Titanic Exhibition Centre from August 3-6, the event will include various ‘bricktastic’ features and more than one million bricks – making it the ultimate day out for families and LEGO® fans. BRICKLIVE Belfast follows successful

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Russell Brand Announces 9 Date UK Tour ‘Exposed’

One of the biggest names in UK comedy, Russell Brand, is back with 9 UK dates this winter. The “Exposed” tour dates will be the first chance for fans to see Russell live since his mammoth ‘Messiah Complex’ Tour of 2013/14, as he takes in select intimate venues around the country. “What is real? Who

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