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Following a poor response to Belfast City Council's information sessions to discuss the new Olympia leisure facility as part of the new Windsor Park stadium a community campaign is being launched.

The first meeting will take place on October 2 from 7-8pm in the existing Olympia Centre. If you are keen to see a new community centre in the Olympia area it is important you attend.


St Aidan's Girls' Brigade are inviting local girls to join the Brigade. Meetings are held in the Church Hall, Tierney Gardens, Donegall Road every Friday at 7pm.

Girls from 3 years old are welcome to join. If interested go along to the Church Hall during a meeting or phone 07776 234830 for more details.


The Good New Club at Fane Street Primary School will commence again on Wednesday from 1.55pm – 2.45pm.

Children will get the opportunity to learn the sign language in easy stages as they go through the alphabet. linked to games, craft work, singing and Bible stories. Please contact the school for more information.


Cooke's Cordner Hall on Park Road (opposite Ormeau Park children's playground) is home to a new social enterprise cafe, Root Soup.

Aiming to break down barriers and promote social inclusion by providing culinary training for young people, Root Soup are making full use of the new coffee bar facilities by providing lunches for the local community on the first and third Thursdays of each month from October 3, between 12noon and 2pm.

Everyone is welcome, come along, bring a friend. There is no charge but a donation of £3 is suggested.


Which buildings help to give your road a special character?

We can't imagine the Donegall Road without it's Carnegie Library or Bradbury Place without the Tudor building with a Westmoreland slate roof and tall chimney stacks – originally designed as a public house but now Santander Bank. Then Sandy Row has its former Whitehall Tobacco Works building, built 1900 by Watt & Tulloch.

Belfast Civic Trust would like to hear from Grapevine readers which building gives their road a special character; the buildings don't have to be Listed buildings. Visit: to register your suggestions, or post them to the BCT, 6th Floor, 42/46 Fountain Street, Belfast, BT1 5EF.


South Belfast places of worship which use the King James Bible are invited to have their church/mission hall listed free in the authorised King James Bible Directory.

If your church would be interested in being listed, please go to the website for full details:


Slimming World classes held in Donegall Road Methodist Complex at 381 Donegall Road have proved very successful and many local people have benefited from them. Classes run at 5.30pm & 7.30pm on Wednesdays. For more details phone Melissa 07717213134


Streamvale farm is celebrating the harvest season with three weeks of fun and farming.

Festivities begin on Sunday September 29 with a charity day to mark 26 years of fun and farming at the farm.

Families are invited to come along for the 1987 entrance fee of £5 per family. All proceeds go to Streamvale's chosen charity for the year – the National Autistic Society.

Harvesting displays, storytelling, big tractors, scarecrow hunting and "shopping play" with local produce will take place during the following three weeks. Visit: for info.


Anyone who has a gambling problem is welcome to come along to Belfast Gamblers Anonymous.

The group is now meeting at 23-29 Little Patrick Street, Belfast BT15 1BA. For details call: 90 249185 or visit

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