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On The Grapevine - June 9

ANTRIM ROAD 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. Spook’s Teddy Bears’ Picnic Help the celebrate our Andean bear’s 16th birthday by coming to ther teddy bear’s picnic. Join the zoo between 11.30am and 1.30pm. Highlights include a sing-a-long, face painting, birthday cake, as well as the chance to watch the bears eat their birthday treats. Bring your teddy bear along and entre the best bear competition. For more information, call 90776277 or email events@belfastzoo.co.uk. Friends of the zoo Barbecue You can support Belfast Zoo by attending the Friends of the Zoo annual barbecue on June 25. You can buy your ticket from the zoo and they cost £5. For more information about the Friends of the zoo, call on 028 9077 6277 or email friends@belfastzoo.co.uk. Music in the Parks Enjoy a band performance in the zoo from 2pm to 3pm on July 3. The event is part of Belfast City Council’s Music in the Parks programme which takes place in parks across Belfast 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. 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? UpTown HoeDown - Activities, Stalls & Concerts There is a host of things to do at the Uptown Hoedown — Glengormley’s Country Festival — this weekend. June 10 1pm – 4pm Senior Shindig Food tasting & Line Dancing (Barron Hall) Come and get a free Country & Western style lunch and then let your hair down at the line dancing shindig. June 11 7pm – 9pm Hotdog Hoedown (Barron Hall) Grab a free hotdog and then strut your stuff at the teen disco & barndance. June 10-12 Uptown Hoedown Treasure Trail Molly Tenshoes has arrived in town for the annual country and western dance night. Unfortunately all her equipment and clothes have been lost. Locals have found the items and placed them in the shop windows in Glengormley for you to discover. 12 June, Glengormley Park 12noon – 2pm Citybeat Search for a Star – Country Heat 12noon - 6pm Family Funzone & Arts & Crafts workshops 12noon - 6pm Craft Fair 12noon - 6pm Ulster Model Airplane Club display 12noon - 6pm Classic Car Display 12noon - 9pm American style foodstalls 1pm - 5pm Linedancing workshops 3pm - 6pm Drumming workshops Concerts - 12 June, Glengormley Park 3pm - 6pm Gary Gamble Country Jamboree with Fiddler Adam, Curtis Magee and Kim Dickinson 7pm Louisiana Joyride 8pm JP Mac Johnny Cash Tribute Band. For more information tel: 9034 0052. PHOTO EXHIBIT 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 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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