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The Ballynafeigh Community Development Association’s (BCDA) community house is having its 35th anniversary celebration at the Pavillion Bar on the Ormeau Road from 8pm till late on Thursday, September 10, with music and a quiz for local people to commemorate its founding.

BCDA will also be holding a family fun evening on Friday, September 11, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at Ulidia Playing Fields, and there will be a dance event on Saturday (September 12), weather permitting, between 1pm and 3pm at the bandstand at Ormeau Park, with salsa and mexican dancing.

The next Partners and Communities Together (PACT) meeting is to be held next Tuesday, September 15, at 7pm in the Cordiner Hall, Cooke Centenary Presbyterian Church, 15 Park Road, Belfast.

The public meeting is an opportunity to engage with statutory agencies and have local issues addressed.


The Botanic Arts Festival is to return for its second season this Saturday, September 12, from 11am to 6pm, at Crescent Park, off Botanic Avenue.

A spokesperson for the organisers of the festival, South Belfast Partnership, said it will feature Belfast’s brightest up-and-coming entertainers, designers, musicians and artists at an open market style event.

Donegall Rd

Richview Court is the newest street in the Donegall Road area.

The new street sign only appeared recently. Local historians are delighted that the name maintains a strong link with the past. The new houses in Richview Court and Richview Regeneration Centre are on the site of Richview House and Gardens, which were there in the 1850s. Apart from the Blackstaff, it is the oldest name in the area.

Windsor Women's Centre at 136–144 Broadway has announced its education and training programme.

Details have been delivered to every home in the area and the registration day was held on Tuesday, September 8. You can, however phone Martina on 9023 5451 for more information.

Lisburn Rd

The Jazz in the Park festival is set to take place from Saturday, September 19, from 11am to 6pm, at Drumglass Park (also known as Cranmore Park) on the Lisburn Road.

A spokesperson for the organisers of the event, South Belfast Partnership, said Jazz in the Park will offer up a chilled soundtrack for foodies, the fashion conscious and art-lovers alike with its blend of food, fashion and art from the Lisburn Road traders and jazz from local artists.


Deaf children and young deaf people aged eight-16 years from Belfast are invited to a free of charge outdoor activity day organised by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) at Belfast Activity Centre, Malone Road, Belfast on Sunday, September 27, from 10am to 4pm.

During the action-packed day deaf children and young deaf people will have the opportunity to climb up the centre’s various climbing walls and have a go at Ireland’s only man-made caves.

All activities will be led by Belfast Activity Centre’s instructors.

Whatever method of communication the children and young people use (such as sign language or lip-reading), NDCS staff and volunteers will be on hand to make sure the participants understand everything. Book a place online at, or contact Wendy Gallagher on 9031 3170, or email

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