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Prince Charming Calum Best Says He’s “Anxious” About Doing Panto In Liverpool

CELEBRITY Big Brother star Calum Best has revealed he’s “anxious” about his forthcoming theatre debut. The handsome son of Belfast footballing legend George Best will play the role of Prince Charming in Cinderella at Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre. Running at the venue from December 10 until January 3 Calum admitted he was “anxious” but “excited” to […]

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Legendary Playwright Brian Friel Is Laid To Rest In County Donegal

LEGENDARY playwright Brian Friel was laid to rest at Glenties Cemetery in Co. Donegal as tributes continued to pour in from the world of arts and entertainment. But one tribute from rising filmmaker Laura Gaynor stood head and shoulders above the celebrity adulation for the Tony Award winning writer. Born in Killyclogher, near Omagh, Co. Tyrone

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Ska Legends The Beat To Play Belfast Limelight March 2016

UK 80’s Ska legends The Beat have toured the world with some of the biggest bands in history, including The Clash, REM and The Police and now they’ve announced a show in Belfast. The Beat’s highly anticipated performance will take place at The Limelight on March 12 2016. The band are highly praised for their

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Synthpop Group Prides To Make An Appearance at Belfast Limelight

SCOTTISH three-piece Prides will play in Belfast’s Limelight later this year. The synthpop group, consisting of Stewart Brock (piano, lead vocals), Callum Wiseman (guitar, piano, vocals) and Lewis Gardiner (drums), will take to the stage on November 26. A mere two years after forming in Glasgow, Prides released their debut album, The Way Back Up

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Larne Star Keith Semple Making It Big In America As He Secures A Place On Team Adam On The Voice US

A FORMER Northern Ireland reality TV star making it big in America. Larne born Keith Semple has made it through the blind auditions in The Voice America and landed a place on Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine’s team on the show singing the Bon Jovi hit I’ll Be There For You. The performer shot to

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Walk Along The Coast

Did You Know A Walk Along The Coast Can Help You Sleep Better: Here Are The Facts

A  walk along the coast could help you sleep better. According to research by the National Trust’s a walk by the coast will have you sleeping on average an extra 47 minutes as well as providing you with feelings of calm (83%), happiness (82%) and a sense of escapism (62%). The survey found that 70% of people

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Folk Star Lucy Rose Headed Back To Belfast On Latest UK Tour

NEXT month 25 year-old singer-songwriter Lucy Rose is embarking on yet another huge UK tour, this time to celebrate the release of her second album Work It Out. Lucy’s debut album, Like I Used To, stunned listeners in 2012 and for the past few years she’s been Bombay Bicycle Club’s secret weapon. When it came

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Oooh La La…French Export Deal For Tyrone Food & Drink Company

TYRONE based Heavenly Tasty Organics Ltd has secured its first major deal in France with assistance from Invest Northern Ireland. The company supplies baby foods and snack products made from organically-grown fruits and vegetables. The deal will see Heavenly Tasty Organics supplying 49 supermarkets and 15 hypermarkets throughout France with its New Organic Superfood snack

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Annie Get Your Gun To Be Brought To Life At Theatre At The Mill By Peter Corry

NORTHERN Ireland’s own master of the musical, Peter Corry is returning to Theatre at the Mill to direct the iconic Broadway smash hit Annie Get Your Gun. Following the critical acclaim of The Producers, Oklahoma, and Les Miserables, Corry returns as part of the Newtownabbey theatre’s fifth anniversary, weaving his magic in this new production

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Josh Groban Confirms Belfast Stages Tour Show For 2016

MULTI-Platinum and multi-million selling artist Josh Groban has confirmed that he will conclude the European leg of his Stages tour with concerts at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on May 27, 2016 and Bord Gais Energy Theatre Dublin on May, 2016. Josh Groban is touring his current release, Stages – his seventh studio album and his first

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County Down Rockers Ash Return To Belfast For Special Christmas Show

FOLLOWING their sold our show at Belfast’s Limelight earlier this year, Northern Ireland’s favourite alternative rock legends, Ash, have announced their return to Belfast for a special Christmas show this December. The trio’s critically acclaimed seventh album Kablammo! is out now. Look out for their upcoming single Machinery, set for release on October 9 and

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The Fall Actress Niamh McGrady Reveals She’s A “Ninja Badass”

HOLBY City and The Fall actress Niamh McGrady has revealed when it comes to shooting she’s got her eye on the target. The brunette beauty, who is best known for her roles as Danielle Ferrington in The Fall and Mary-Claire Carter in Holby, shocked crew members on location when she proved just what a great

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The Corrs Are Back! And They’re Taking To The Stage In Belfast In January

AFTER a decade in the shadows Irish showbiz family The Corrs are back and they will close their UK Tour in Belfast. On Sunday the band played their first concert in ten years at Hyde Park in London. The band will then release their new album White Light on November 27 on East West Records. This

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Ed Sheeran Fans: You NEED To Read This, Special Film To Be Screened In Belfast

THE Odyssey Cinemas are one of a few cinemas across the world that will be screening a special Ed Sheeran event live. The pop singer is to screen a documentary charting his rise to fame and include performances from some of his biggest concerts to date. Jumpers for Goalposts tickets go on sale today (Thurs Sept 17)

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Government Response To Child Sexual Exploitation ’Fragmented’ Says Children’s Commissioner

THE Commissioner for Children and Young People, Koulla Yiasouma, has today called on government to provide co-ordinated, long term and sustained support and services for children who have experienced, or at risk of child sexual exploitation. Speaking ahead of a seminar, Protecting Children from Sexual Exploitation in NI: Learning the Lessons, that NICCY is hosting

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Disney On Ice Returns To Belfast This November With 4 Disney Stories

DISNEY On Ice is returning to Belfast this November with its new show World Of Enchantment. Feld Entertainment’s action-packed ice spectacular features four fun-filled Disney stories which will take families on a captivating adventure. The new production will feature Disney’s favourite sisters, Anna and Elsa from Frozen as well as Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater and

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County Down Man Shocked At Million Pound Scratch Card Win

A COUNTY Down bank worker saw his life change in a matter of seconds recently as became a millionaire from a National Lottery scratchcard. Martin McKenna, 35, bought the Millionaire 777 Red Scratchcard at Tesco Knocknagoney on a whim when out shopping. After winning £20 on the first card he bought, Martin didn’t expect any

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Look Out! There’s Gonna Be A Scrum At Lidl As Rugby Gear Goes On Sale

Former rugby world cup player Stephen Ferris has backed Lidl’s new range of world cup gear which is anticipated to help Irish rugby fans support in style. With the rugby world cup a matter of days away, Lidl’s range offers to kit the family out in preparation for Ireland’s first game. The range features an

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Local Designer Crafts Perfect Piece To Showcase Victoria Square’s Fashion & Beauty Events

BELFAST hub of high street and designer style Victoria Square has launched its forthcoming series of fashion events by showcasing a local designer. University of Ulster student 21-year-old Elina Vitola from Dungannon, was commissioned to design a skirt made entirely of leaves for the launch of Victoria Square’s Autumn/Winter fashion events taking place later this

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3 Fab Recipes From Belfast FashionWeek’s Favourite Restaurant

THIS year one of Belfast’s most stylish restaurants joined forces with Belfast FashionWeek to bring some amazing food to the city’s fashionistas. Fratelli, on Great Victoria Street, are the official food sponsor for the West Coast Cooler Belfast Fashion Week Autumn/Winter ’15 shows next month. So, to celebrate here are 3 fantastic on-trend recipes from

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Northern Ireland Cruise Fair Sails Into Town This Weekend

A FREE travel event will dock in Belfast this weekend. Oasis Travel’s biggest ever Northern Ireland Cruise Fair will see hundreds of travel lovers descend on Titanic Belfast. The event, which will take place on Saturday September 19, is set to give would-be travellers a taste of life afloat. Cruising has has become one of

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A Lidl Bit Of Style That’s Bang On Trend For Autumn/Winter 2015

WHEN it comes to fashion sometimes the best pieces can often be found where we least expect it. Over the last decade that has never been truer, with the High Street churning out some big bang on trend styles at a fraction of designer prices. We’ve come to accept that it’s perfectly ok to team

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10 Things To Do In Northern Ireland This Week (Sept 14-20)

IT’S a busy week across Northern Ireland this week with a plethora of events to do. So, to get you started here are the top 10 recommendations from Tourism NI. Please note some of the events require pre-booking. For more details on these and other events log onto www.discovernorthernireland.com/events or www.facebook.com/discovernorthernireland. 10 Things To Do

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Hundreds Set To Gather For The All Ireland Pole Dance Championships

BELFAST will welcome the largest group of pole dancers to the Mandela Hall next week for the All Ireland Pole Dance Championships. Over 300 spectators will attend to see 35 professional and amateur pole dancers and athletes from all over Northern Ireland, Ireland and the UK take part in the massive competition on Saturday September

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Miss Ireland Beauty Queen Sacha Livingstone Says She’s Proud To Be A Modern Day Feminist

A NORTHERN Ireland beauty queen who was crowned Miss Ireland recently has revealed she wants to represent a “modern day woman”. Stunning model Sacha Livingstone, an English Literature student at Ulster University, says taking part in the competition was “empowering”. She believes it’s possible to have feminist ideals and look good on the catwalk. The

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World First As BabyDay Event Set To Host Over 80 Baby Friendly Events In Belfast

NORTHERN Ireland is to host the world’s first ever day dedicated to babies and young children. Hosted and organised by the Replay Theatre Company, a Belfast-based charity catering for younger audiences since 1988, BabyDay launched at the Ulster Hall last week. On Sunday September 27 over 70 unique events will take place across Belfast in

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Former Westlife Star Brian McFadden Confirms Belfast Show

FORMER Westlife star Brian McFadden is to play three intimate solo shows with Belfast being on the bill. The singer/songwriter will play The Belfast’s Empire on Sunday November 8. Dublin born Brian’s brand new single Call On Me Brother is available to download and stream following its first exclusive play on Terry Wogan’s Radio 2

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Starring In Musicals & Being In An ABBA Tribute Makes Karen Rush One Busy Mum

ACTRESS, singer and dancer Karen Rush is what’s known in the business as a “triple threat”. As someone who has an all-round talent she’s had a varied career in entertainment. From serious stage productions and musical theatre to performing in an ABBA tribute act Karen has left no stone unturned in the business. Now, in

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PORTS Play Derry This Month Ahead Of Debut Single Release In October

DERRY four piece, PORTS will release the first single from their debut album this October. Gameplay is the first of three singles to be taken from their album The Devil Is A Songbird. Describing themselves as “emotionally literate rock” the band are Steven McCool (Bass and Vocals), Mark O’Doherty (Drums), Ryan Griffiths (Guitar) and Conor

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Are You Tough Enough To Survive The 5K Charity Zombie Run

BRAVE souls across Northern Ireland are preparing to lace up their running shoes and take part in the country’s most fiendish 5k obstacle trail in aid of Autism NI. Hosted by The Jungle Outdoor Adventure Centre in Moneymore, the charity zombie run will take place on Sunday October 11 and will challenge participants to complete

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Rock Superstars U2 Announce Six Homecoming Shows In Belfast And Dublin

U2’s sold out iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE European Tour 2015 will finish with six home shows – two in Belfast on November 18 & 19 and four shows in Dublin on November 23, 24, 27 and 28. It is the first time the band will perform songs from their recent album Songs of Innocence to a

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Fans Of La Guns In Northern Ireland Need To Check Out Details Of This Gig

IF you were a fan of LA Guns then get set to relive those years all over again as founding member Tracii Guns is headed for Belfast. LA Guns Tracii Guns will close his UK tour in Belfast at Voodoo on Wednesday September 16. For the tour Tracii has assembled a true all-star band, featuring

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After His Horrific Accident, Daniel Thought His Acting Dream Was Over – Now Hes Touring The Country’s Top Theatres

WHEN Craigavon actor Daniel May narrowly missed losing his life after crashing through a commercial window he thought his dreams of the stage and screen were over. The 31-year-old actor lay devastated in a hospital bed recovering from surgery that seen his left arm sewn together with nearly 50 stitches both internal and external. Despite being

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16 Big Events Now On Sale For 2015 At The SSE Arena, Belfast

LAST week the Odyssey Arena reopened as the The SSE Arena, Belfast following recent news that the energy company SSE Airtricity – who have already sponsored venues in Glasgow (SSE Hydro) and Wembley, London (SSE Arena) – signed a 10-year contract with the iconic venue. So, to celebrate the reopening following extensive refurbishment works currently ongoing, here’s

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