NI Can ‘Tech’ Itself Forward By Sharing Technology, Ideas & Innovation

THE global trend towards sharing technology provides a unique opportunity for Belfast and Northern Ireland entrepreneurs – that was the message last week as hundreds gathered for the city’s biggest home-grown technology event, TechXplore. Now in its third year, TechXplore 2015 heard from fifteen expert speakers on a range of subjects including music tech, health […]

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Group! The Musical Set For Belfast’s The MAC Theatre

The MAC Theatre in Belfast is welcoming The Belfast Ensemble’s production of Group! The Musical to the venue this month. The internationally acclaimed work of award winning local composer Conor Mitchell which is set in a self-help group meeting is not your average musical. It’s packed with biting one-liners and laugh out loud moments, set

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Sam Cree’s The Mating Season Sets Off On Northern Ireland Tour

ONE of Northern Ireland’s newest and most innovative amateur dramatics groups are taking their inaugural production of Sam Cree’s The Mating Season on tour across the country this month. Building Bridges Community Arts Theatre, based in Lurgan, were formed in February to address the social issues of sectarianism and segregation that still exist in the local

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Engineering Firm Scheme Makes Going Green More Affordable

A NORTHERN Ireland engineering firm is making the option to switch to renewable energy more affordable for businesses and consumers across the country. Grant NI, who have been producing state of the art heating products for over 35 years, are offering customers the chance to claim back up to £21,500 in the first seven years* if

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National Poetry Competition – Calling All Poets

POETS across Northern Ireland are being encouraged to enter a national poetry competition. Now in its fourth year the Funeral Services Northern Ireland National Poetry Competition are looking for poems about LIGHT this year. Light is the theme for this year’s National Poetry Day on Thursday October 8 and organisers are hoping to see whole

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Sexy Glamour Girl Arriana Sets Up Her Own Photographic Studio In NI

WHEN it comes to the glamour industry they don’t come more photogenic than the sexy seductress Arriana Flo. Relatively new on the local modelling scene at just 21-years-old she’s already taking the business by storm. And the Donegall born model is a beauty with brains. Arriana, who currently lives in Carrickfergus, is doing so well

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Electronic Music Supremos Set For Black Box Belfast Festival Date

TWO artists from the electronic music industry will perform together for an unforgettable evening of dramatic new boundary pushing music next month. Robin Rimbaud (Scanner) and Joel Cadbury ( sOuth / UNKLE) will present a unique cinematic performance of music, moving across a vast landscape of music, using motorik rhythms, energetic pulses, abstract electronics and

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#NoFlysOnUs – September Events Across Northern Ireland

Sometimes it’s hard to get to grips with everything that’s going on across the country…so, in order to help – here’s our big fly posting wall. The great thing is, nobody will come and paint over your hard work…. If you want to see your September gig appear here just email [email protected].  If you don’t

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Belfast Musicians Use Funding Site To Create The Music Their Fans Want

A GROUP of Belfast musicians have come together to create a music collaboration with a difference. Alt9, consisting of BAM writer J’aime Rachelle (vocals), Nathan Mateer (keys), Rebecca Montgomery (drums), Rod Patterson (double bass) and Alice Elizabeth Fleming (violin), are using artist funding site Patreon (patreon.com/alt9) to record a range of covers and original music for fans on request. And their

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Heading To University? This Entrepreneur Has The Solution To Your Shipping Needs

MORE than 20,000 students travel outside Northern Ireland to attend university and one local shipping company is ramping up its staffing levels to transport their belongings safely to the UK and beyond. Uni Baggage.com was set up by Paul Stewart (26) from East Belfast, after he was spending a fortune transporting his belongings back from

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12 Fab Acts Appearing At The Omagh Bluegrass Festival This Weekend

IF you’re still deciding whether you’re going to head to the Omagh Bluegrass Festival this weekend we’re fairly sure this will swing your vote. The unique festival, which runs from September 4-6 at the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh, will see a variety of bluegrass, roots, gospel and Americana acts perform throughout the outdoor

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County Down Man With A Global Dream Became Millionaire During Trip Of A Lifetime

A COUNTY Down man who vowed to visit every country in the world has managed to become a millionaire whilst living his dream. Johnny Ward, 31, left Northern Ireland in 2006 to begin ticking places of his 193 country list. But just a short time into his trip, the entrepreneur realised he could earn money

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10 DV8 Must Haves Ahead Of Their Belfast Fashion Week Show

FOR over 20 years DV8 have been offering a local choice of branded and own brand clothing. Specialising in everything from general fashion to footwear and accessories the shop, based in High Street, Belfast, will be taking part in this year’s West Coast Cooler Belfast Fashion Week next month. With high street and online offerings

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The Gender Issue: Putting The T In LGBT

IN April this year, Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, presented herself to the world as the woman she has always known herself to be. The former Olympic champion made the decision to be honest with the world, and herself, about who she is amid growing speculation and public discussion on the subject of

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Top Music And Publishing Industry Experts Set For Belfast Tech Conference

LEADING music industry figure and previous Senior Vice President of Island Def Jam Music Group Jon Vanhala will be joined by US publisher Amanda Hale and digital music guru Bill Campbell as just a few of the expert speakers preparing for this week’s TechXplore 2015. The event, which is set to be the biggest and

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PICTURE SPECIAL: Thousands Flock To Belfast Mela Celebration Of World Culture

THOUSANDS of visitors flocked to Belfast’s Botanic Gardens to experience the colourful multi-culturalism of the city’s annual Mela Festival in the largest annual event of its kind in Ireland recently. The park was bouncing with the exotic sights, sounds and smells of the great big beautiful world as mega Mela brought together a dazzling array

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New Dating Agency Offers Companionship As Well As A Love Match

A NEW Northern Ireland dating agency has revealed that despite technological advances people are “more disconnected” than ever before. Co-Founder of the matchmaking company, Soirée Society, Claire Hughes, said that despite the rise in social networking and dating sites that in some ways it’s become harder to connect with people face to face. She said:

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Your Definitive Guide To Culture Night Belfast With Tourism NI

CULTURE Night Belfast 2015 is returning for its seventh year on Friday September 18 and is set to delight and entertain people of all ages with a vast array of acts and colourful events. The diverse menu of things to see and do includes tours, trails, music gigs and screenings, but that’s just the tip

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GALLERY: Were You At Tennent’s Vital – Do You Remember These Scenes?

THIS year’s Tennent’s Vital was the biggest yet as nearly 70,000 people packed into the site at Boucher Playing Fields over the 2-day festival recently. On Saturday night 40,000 fans danced the night away to a stunning headline set from superstar DJ Calvin Harris. The all-star supporting line-up, featuring Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Disciples and

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GALLERY: 6,000 People Brighten Up The City With Color Run

AN explosion of colour brightened up Belfast’s Titanic Quarter recently as The Color Run returned to the city. 6,000 runners of all ages took part in what has been dubbed the “happiest 5k on the planet”. According to its organisers the Color Run is an un-timed celebration of health and colour, meaning groups of friends

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Teen Joins #99RedBalloons School Leukaemia Awareness Campaign

AN East Belfast teenager is heading up a campaign to raise awareness and funds for a leukaemia charity. 19-year-old Strathern Grammar School student Emma Murphy, who lost her school friend Catherine Buchanan to leukaemia in 2013, is encouraging people to take to social media by using the hashtag #99RedBalloons to support blood cancer charity, Leukaemia

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Vital Gossip: Showbiz News All About Your Tennent’s Vital Stars

ARE you spending the weekend living it up at the Boucher Playing Fields with some of the top stars in the music business at Tennent’s Vital? Here’s a few tit-bits of gossip to get you talking while you get to grips with the travel situation… Anyone heading to Vital yesterday with the hope of catching

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Time To Embrace Public Transport As Belfast Ranks 3rd In UK’s Most Congested Cities

BELFAST has ranked third in the UK’s most congested areas. According to traffic specialists INRIX ranked cities across the UK by the number of hours wasted in a car each year. And it’s no surprise that according to their research London is Europe’s most congested city with drivers spending an unbearable 96 hours a year

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Businesses Get Ready To Run A Charity Shop For A Day

15 BUSINESSES from across Northern Ireland are supporting their employees as they roll up their ‘designer’ sleeves, get creative and take on running an Action Cancer shop for a day. On Friday October 9, the teams will present their activities to Gareth Kirk (Action Cancer CE), Inez Fowler (Action Cancer Ambassador) and Elaine Birchall (SHS

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New Government Plans Will Discriminate Against Children

NEW Government legislation will discriminate against those under the age of 16 in Northern Ireland. The proposed legislation is set to put vital children’s services at risk as it further excludes young people from the provision of Goods, Facilities and Services. The consultation ends on October 8th and there are plans to bring the legislation

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Excitement Builds On Site At Tennent’s Vital As Organisers Prepare For 65,000 Music Lovers This Weekend

ORGANISERS of Tennent’s Vital will welcome a whopping 65,000 people through the gates at the festival this weekend at the Boucher Playing Fields in Belfast. And we have a sneaky peak behind the scenes to give you a taste of what’s to come. View From The Stage Taking to the stage over the 2-day festival

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Moy Park Celebrates As Charity Campaign #DriveAnEggChallenge Raises £7.5k

STAFF at Moy Park are celebrating the success of its fund raising campaign with Cancer Fund for Children which to date has raised £7.5K for the charity. The fundraising activity included a social media nomination campaign – #DriveAnEggChallenge – which reached over 425,000 people on Facebook, gained almost 50,000 views of video clips and 675

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Lisburn Girl Danielle Battled With A Brain Tumour In Her Early Teens Now She Raises Awareness For Illness

WHEN teenager Danielle McGriskin was diagnosed at just 14 years old with a brain tumour she was almost relieved. For more than a year the Lisburn girl had been plagued by symptoms from headache, nausea and visual disturbances to memory problems and dizziness. Eventually after seeing a number of medical professionals including a neurologist she

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Skinny Geek Aamir Was Destined To Be A Doctor, Now He’s A Top Fitness Model And Personal Trainer

AT a young age Aamir Ishtiaque was destined for great things. He was a typical high achiever and child who loved to study. His career path was mapped out. From grammar school in Belfast to university to becoming a doctor. Born in Belfast to Indian parents Aamir, 25, admits he was a bit of a

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Wolf Alice Launch New Music Video For You’re A Germ

LONDON’S favourite alternative rock band Wolf Alice released their widely acclaimed debut album My Love Is Cool in June this year, leading NME to declare the band “2015’s most potential-packed band”. The band’s breakthrough came only last year when they appeared on the BBC’s Sound Of 2015 long-list. The group – which comprises of Ellie

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Belfast Mela Gets Ready For Runway Success

A BOLLYWOOD flash mob hit the Belfast International Airport recently giving customers a taste of what to expect at the forthcoming Mela festival. Taking place at Botanic Gardens on August 30 this is the first time the airport has been involved with the event. So to mark the occasion the airport was visited by a

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Gold Medal Award For Health Conscious Drink

JWV+ Orange & Mandarin with Green Tea from Tennent’s NI has won the coveted Gold Medal Award at the 2015 British Bottlers’ Institute (BBI) Drinks Competition, taking honours in the hotly contested category for Energy/Nutritional/Functional Drinks.It’s a high profile win for the health-conscious combination of juice, water and vitamins which was launched in Northern Ireland

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Scholarship Fund Lights The Way For Bright Sparks

SSE Airtricity has launched the second year of the SSE Airtricity Scholarship to support students from the West and North-West of the country going on to third level education. The 2015 SSE Airtricity Scholarship, which totals almost £100,000 annually, was unveiled by Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry with Chairman of SSE Ireland Mark

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