Belfast Telegraph

Grapevine - February 11


Community Week — the organisers of the third annual Blackstaff Community Week are encouraging residents to start work on improving the appearance of their streets for the Best Street Competition.

The community week will be held from Monday, April 26, until Saturday, May 1 and the competition is planned to be judged at the end of May.

The main object of the event is to get as many people as possible participating in doing just one thing for the community week.

There will be individual awards to recognise residents for their efforts in improving the appearance of their street.

Some local people have already started work on this.

Those wishing to have an event included or local businesses interested in sponsorship should contact the committee as soon as possible by telephoning 9029 2631.

History Evening — what do you know about the history of the Donegall Road and Sandy Row?

Tell all at a history evening, which is planned for Sandy Row Community Centre and will be held on Friday, February 19 at 8pm.

The centre is informing users of the evening at this early stage to give them a chance to do their research!

New Yoga Class — a new yoga class has started, lasting for 15 weeks.

It will take place from 2.15pm to 3.45pm on Tuesdays at the Windsor Women’s Centre at 136 to 144 Broadway. To find out if there are any available places phone 9023 5451.


Poetry-writing Classes — Ballynafeigh Community Development Association (BCDA) is now holding poetry writing classes at its community house.

For more details contact Jayne McStay on 9049 1161.

IT Workshops for Women — ‘Connect’ computer workshops are now running at the BCDA community house on Thursdays from 10am to 12.30pm.

For details contact Hilary or Jayne on 9049 1161.


Movie Afternoon — a senior citizens’ classic movie, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, will be shown in Sandy Row Community Centre on Tuesday, February 16 at 1.45pm. Refreshments will be served and admission is free.

Annual General Meeting — Sandy Row Residents’ Association will be holding their annual general meeting tonight (Thursday) at 6.30pm in Sandy Row Community House, Blythe Street.

Local History Evening — Sandy Row Community Centre will show a walking tour film of the Donegall Road/Sandy Row area at 8pm on Friday, February 19 as part of a local history evening.


Movie Night — as part of ‘Marriage Week’, currently running in Newtownbreda Baptist Church, a movie will be shown this Saturday to mark Valentine’s Day.

Couples are invited to the church for a free viewing of the film Fireproof and light refreshments will be provided.

The movie, which will be shown at 7.30pm, traces the story of a firefighter, his wife and a marriage worth rescuing!

Organisers hope the movie will help provide couples with practical insights for building an enduring marriage. It features Kirk Cameron and Erin Bethea.


Movie at the Museum — treat the family to a great afternoon at the movies in the Ulster Museum next Saturday, February 13.

That all time family favourite, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, will be shown in the Lecture Theatre at 2pm.

Tickets cost just £10 for a family of four (at least one adult and one child) or £2.70 per person.

Booking is recommended on the Queen’s Film Theatre website at

Only a limited number of tickets will be available on the day.

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