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On the Grapevine - June 2

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NORTH BELFAST TOURS

BELFAST Compass Tours will take visitors around the main sights in north Belfast including Clifton House, The Waterworks and Clifton Street Cemetery.

For more information, telephone Denis on 07944256560.

BARNARDO'S BIG TODDLE

Barnardo’s Big Toddle gives parents and children under five the chance to raise money for charity while taking part in a sponsored half-mile walk on June 2.

Money raised during the walk helps Barnardo’s support 394 projects throughout the UK.

All you have to do to take part is register with Barnardo’s, raise some money by getting people to sponsor your walk and then you can join the fun at Belfast Zoo on June 2.

For more information, call 90776277 or email events@belfastzoo.co.uk.

DREAMNIGHT

THIS evening event at Belfast Zoo on June 4 is held exclusively for the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children, the Children’s Hospice and the Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children.

It grants special behind-the-scenes access to children and their families.

The public cannot get in to the zoo after 2.30pm. The zoo closes at 4pm.

For more information, call 90776277 or email events@belfastzoo.co.uk.

MUSIC IN THE PARKS

ENJOY a band performance in Belfast Zoo from 1pm to 2pm on June 6.

The event is part of Belfast City Council’s Music in the Parks programme which takes place in parks across the city from May to September 2010.

The programme features a range of musical styles, including jazz, blues and classical.

For more information, call 90776277 or email events@belfastzoo.co.uk.

FATHER’S WEEKEND

IF you’re looking to treat your dad this Father’s Day, why not drop in on some of Belfast Zoo’s famous fathers on June 19 and 20?

There are plenty of dads to choose from, including Qays the Barbary lion and Omar the moloch gibbon.

For more information, call 90776277 or email events@belfastzoo.co.uk.

FRIENDS OF THE ZOO CAR BOOT SALE

THE Friends of the Zoo car boot sale takes place in the lower car park of Belfast Zoo on June 12.

Gates will open for sellers at 9am, and buyers are welcome from 10am to 12pm.

Sellers’ cars will be charged £5 each and any other vehicle (including 4 x 4s) will cost £8 each.

For more information, call Friends of the Zoo on 079 8066 8125 or 079 0292 9368.

N BELFAST

LOCAL LIBRARY EVENTS

THERE are various events happening at your local library.

There is story time for under eights every Saturday at 11.30pm at Chichester Library.

There will be rhythm and rhyme every Tuesday at 2pm at Ligoniel Library.

The event is suitable for babies and toddlers that are accompanied by parents and carers.

Ligoniel will also host story time every Friday at 3.30pm, which is suitable for under 10s.

Glengormley Library will also be putting on a story time every Thursday at 3.30pm for children of primary school age.

NEWTOWNABBEY

THE BLUE-ICE DIAMOND

THE blue-ice diamond, is a story about greed, betrayal and theft and it is on at the Courtyard Theatre on June 12.

It tells the story of Bonnie and Betty, two young sisters who have come back to the little town of Brownsville to avenge their father, and to get back their home which had been stolen by the Lord Mayor and his nasty wife Mildred.

As they arrive, coincidently, the blue-ice diamond is on its way to Brownsville for a two-day exhibit.

All eyes are on it, including the local townspeople, the Lord Mayor and his wife, the police, and the local gangsters.

Will the diamond bring good luck for Bonnie and Betty or will it end up in the back of someone’s pocket?

For tickets or more information telephone 90340202.

STAR IN THE MAKING: MUSICAL REVIEW

STUDENTS from the Lynne McAllister Vocal Academy perform hits from Broadway and West End Musicals in their end of year review.

Lynne McAllister directs the performances of her students with the possibility that the next musical theatre star is in our midst and she will be performing at the Courtyard Theatre on June 5.

For tickets or more information, telephone 90340202.

A DREAM AWAY

A DREAM Away takes us into the dreamy world of Katie, and it is showing at the Courtyard Theatre on June 9, 10 and 11.

Katie lives with her aunt Lolly and often daydreams about travelling the world and becoming a pop-star.

Her friend Peter calls round to see her with his travel book. Before Katie knows it, she is transported into a world of magic along with a cat, a dog, a bin and Peter.

She visits all the places she’s dreamed of, although, not quite as she expected and ends up on the X Factor. Will this be what she dreamed of or will it end up a nightmare?

COMMUNITY WI COFFEE MORNING

A coffee morning takes place in Carnmoney Presbyterian Church Hall on Saturday, June 5, at 10.30am to 1.30pm.

It will feature a bottle bank, bran tub, bric a brac, crafts and face painting.

Admission £3, children free.

Funds raised going to Hillcroft School.

COMMUNITY WI COFFEE MORNING

This year’s Image 10+ annual exhibition at Mossley Mill will feature images taken along the A2 from Belfast to Larne.

The members of Image 10+ all live in places connected by the A2 — some in Belfast, some in Newtownabbey and |Carrickfergus and some in Larne, so instead of concentrating on one town along the route members decided to photograph whatever stretches of the road that they liked. It runs from June 7 to June 25.

Many familiar sights will be seen in this exhibition, but there will probably also be sights that viewers won’t have seen before — taking the time to photograph a specific area allows you to see things you haven’t spotted before and to see the |familiar in new and interesting ways.

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