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TEDxBelfastWomen

TEDxBelfastWomen

I have long been a fan of TED talks for a while now, so when the opportunity to help in the organisations of a locally organised TEDx event came up, I jumped at the chance. Taking place on 1st December in the exciting new Skainos Centre in Belfast, TEDxBelfastWomen will be joining in with TEDxWomen in Washington … Continue reading

Freedom Fridays – Belfast Culture Night 2012

Freedom Fridays – Belfast Culture Night 2012

To say that I’m just a little excited about tonight is an understatement – I’m a bouncing, more-than-usual clock watching, ginger citizen of the fine city of Belfast!  That’s because it’s Culture Night in Belfast!! Tonight the Cathedral Quarter and City Centre throws opens its doors, gets out onto the streets and fills the atmosphere … Continue reading

Flax Fox Designs

Flax Fox Designs

I hate tacky tourist souveniers.  Since Belfast has joined the tourist trail, kiss me I’m Irish hats, leprechauns and shamrock have been appearing in our shops.  How boring!  There is so much creativity in this small city and I love that Flax Fox are producing unique and fun images of Belfast. Their designs include the more recognisable … Continue reading

Belfast – Our Time, Our Place

Belfast – Our Time, Our Place

Being cynical comes naturally to us Belfast people.  Blowing our own trumpet does not.  I haven’t been inspired much lately, well not enough to blog about it.  But inspiration is bubbling over again and the source of that inspiration is Belfast! Like most people, I have a love/hate relationship with my hometown and I’ve frequently … Continue reading

Make-it-to-5pm Mondays – The Big Screen

Make-it-to-5pm Mondays – The Big Screen

p July brought Belfast some sunny, hot weather – how kind! I took full advantage of it and watched the Wimbledon Men’s Final outside (tennis, for people who live in caves) A big screen has been installed in the grounds of Belfast’s City Hall, allowing a few hundred people to get sun burned and watch … Continue reading

Freedom Fridays – Starstruck at the Ulster Museum

Freedom Fridays – Starstruck at the Ulster Museum

What is your favourite costume drama?  The Kings Speech? Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein? Downtown Abbey? Evita? Hands down, this is my favourite The BBC’s 1995 adaptation of Pride & Prejudice out swaggers all other adaptations of Jane Austen’s fine novel! Well, starting this weekend the Ulster Museum are displaying  50 costumes from TV and Film’s best loved … Continue reading

Wireless Mystery Theatre

Wireless Mystery Theatre

A friend of mine introduced me to the Wireless Mystery Theatre at this year’s Belfast Book Festival. How I’ve been describing them – you know the scene from Annie, where Daddy Warbucks go to the radio station and there’s people doing a play and someone making the sound effects? Well it’s like that, sort of. … Continue reading

Turn-it-up Tuesdays – Paddy’s Covered

Next Tuesday night I will be celebrating St Patrick’s week (he deserves more than a day!) in the most fun and charitable way possible.   On 15th March 2011 in the Kings Head, Belfast, local musicians will be covering their favourite homegrown hits in honour of St Patrick and in aid of the Welcome Centre, a homelessness charity … Continue reading

Home Souk and Black Market

Want someting different and unique to wear, to eat and to put in your home.  Belfastians and visitors should check out these two events this weekend Home Souk – Saturday 5th March 2011 in Europa Hotel.  Find vintage and home made pieces to brighten up your ikea home. Black Market – Sunday 6th March, Black … Continue reading

Rise – a new Belfast landmark

I came home yesterday to find a leaflet about this on my doormat.  Rise is a new sculpture that will be placed on the Broadway roundabout, the M1 entrance to Belfast.  It will be 37.5m high and 30m wide, so apparently will be clearly visible from the air!  It is being built by Rasharkin-based steel company … Continue reading