Belfast Telegraph

Grapevine - February 3


Student Month at Belfast Zoo - February is student month at Belfast Zoo and starting Monday students who buy one adult admission to the zoo will then receive a second admission free.

Both people must present valid student identification to take advantage of the offer.

For more information, call 90776277 or email

Valentine's Day — Your Perfect Partner

Enjoy a Valentine’s Day with a difference as the animals of Belfast Zoo celebrate the most romantic day of the year.

Giraffes are protective and gibbons affectionate but what animal qualities do you have?

You can take the animal compatibility test and find your perfect partner!

For more information, call 90776277 or email


Bowls Open Session

Cave Hill Bowling Club is holding an open session every Monday in January and February, from 2pm to 4.30pm.

The club is located at 20 North Circular Road and all ages are welcome. There will be qualified coaches for beginners.

For more information telephone Ted on 90945733 or Tom on 90719147.

Salt box Installed

Residents in a north Belfast community have welcomed the decision to install a salt box by the Department of Regional Development (DRD) Roads Services.

The community in Lismoyne Park were exposed to slippery road conditions during the recent cold spell and had urged Roads Service to grit the roads.

North Belfast MLA Alban Maginness welcomed the decision.

“Before Christmas I was contacted by a number of residents of Lismoyne Park who were concerned that their street had not been gritted nor was there a salt box on the street,” said Mr Maginness.

“I contacted the Roads Service in relation to these matters and am delighted that the Roads Service has positively responded and has announced that a salt bin will now be located in Lismoyne Park for the use of residents,” the MLA added.

A spokeswoman for the DRD said: “Roads Service recently received a request for the provision of a salt box in Lismoyne Park.

“As with all such requests an objective assessment, which takes into account various factors such as road gradient, geometry, traffic volumes and community facilities, was carried out.

“The result of this assessment indicated that Lismoyne Park met the criteria for the provision of a salt box.

“Roads Service can confirm that a box is now in place at this location.”


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. It is suitable for babies and toddlers 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.


Sweeney Todd

Be spooked but delighted at the infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, when the show comes to the Theatre at the Mill on Tuesday, February 2 until Saturday, February 13.

Having returned from 15 years in exile, for a crime he did not commit, Sweeney sets up a barber shop in London to seek revenge. He initiates a crime rampage against Judge Turpin and those who made him and his family suffer.

This is the Northern Ireland premiere of Stephen Sondheim's classic musical drama. Peter Corry stars as Sweeney Todd and Nuala McKeever stars as Mrs Lovett.

For tickets or more information telephone 90340202.

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