Brassneck Theatre Company, who brought you the award-winning ‘A Night With George’, presents ‘The Sweety Bottle’… Belfast in the 1970s. At the rear of Brennan’s sweet shop, a popular shebeen is in full swing. This secret drinking den is a place where punters come to escape the troubles around them and to exorcise their own personal demons. A hilariously nostalgic trip down memory lane, ‘The Sweety Bottle’ is sure to have you crying with laughter, as we embark on a voyage to an era where the city and its people never ceased to find humour in even the darkest of times.
Solidarity By Robert Ballagh Exhibition
Friday 8th March - Thursday 18th April 2013
Time: 7.00pm then Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 11am-4pm
Venue: Dillon Gallery Cultúrlann MacAdam O'Fiach
Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich is honoured to host this exhibition of works by the renowned artist Robert Ballagh. The collection is made up of prints and posters, which will be available to purchase. Ballagh has generously given his artistic commitment to a range of causes, both politically and socially, in the pursuit of an egalitarian society. In this spirit, and as a statement of his solidarity, he has donated this substantial collection of his work, and all monies raised from it, to the Pat Finucane Centre. Born in Dublin in 1943, he still lives and works there as a full-time artist. Since his first Dublin exhibition in 1969 his work has found widespread national and international acclaim. As well as his paintings, Ballagh has produced many posters, book covers, limited edition prints, the backdrop for the original Riverdance and the last Irish banknotes issued before Ireland’s transition to the euro.
Contact: Aoife on 9096 4180
Féile 25 present Féile an Earraigh
Monday 11th - Sunday 17th March 2013
Venue: Féile Marquee, Cultúrlann, Falls Library & many more
Full programme can NOW be downloaded below: Féile an Earraigh’s Silver Celebrations 2013 is set to be a shining year with a stellar line-up of entertainment, music and festivities as Féile an Phobail (People’s Festival), Ireland’s largest community festival, celebrates its silver anniversary year with a host of special events.
Welcome to West Belfast – the heart of Ireland’s second city. West Belfast is known throughout the world as a hotbed of political invention and a platform for social progress. The legacy of the recent conflict is a confident community that attracts interest from actors, writers, politicians and an ever-increasing number of tourists from every continent.
Take a taxi tour in one of our famous Black Taxis or a walking tour organised by a political ex-prisoner. There’s lots to see - from the huge range of political murals to the traditional music sessions, from Milltown and City Cemeteries to Clonard Monastery. If you want fresh air, why not take a walk up Divis and Black Mountain or round the Bog Meadows? And if you are looking for a rest afterwards and a bite to eat, you’ll be spoilt for choice in West Belfast. Whether it’s lunch in the Cultúrlann or a coffee at the bottom of Colin Glen Forest Park, you’ll be assured of a warm welcome and good service.
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