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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 celebrate Belfast Zoo’s Andean bear’s 16th birthday by coming to the teddy bear’s picnic on June 26. 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.

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Bring your teddy bear along and enter 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 us on 028 9077 6277 or email friends@belfastzoo.co.uk

Music in the parks

ENJOY a band performance in Belfast 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.


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 20th?

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.

Reptile display

LEARN more about Belfast Zoo’s reptile population during this special event on July 3 and 4.

Meet exotic reptiles such as bearded dragons, geckos or the blue-tongued skink in our education centre from 11am to 3.30pm.

For more information, call Friends of the Zoo on 079 8066 8125 or 079 0292 9368.



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.


Dance Extravaganza

AN evening of dance and musical theatre, showcasing the talents of the students of The Gillian Jones Dance and Stage Academy, and featuring performers from ages four to 16 in an exciting and colourful dance show incorporating Ballet, Tap and Jazz and it takes place at the Theatre at The Mill on Friday, June 18.

The show also creates a flavour of musical theatre with excerpts from Chicago, Oklahoma, The Lion King and Grease.

For tickets or more information telephone 90340202.

Enrollment Day for Glengormley Pavillion Arts & Crafts Summer Scheme

ENROLLMENT day for The Glengormley Pavillion Arts and Crafts Summer Scheme on June 19 between 9am and 1pm.

The Summer Scheme will run for five weeks from July 19 to August 20 from 10am to 4pm daily.

Parents can only register their own children and places will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

Children must be between eight and 14 years old.

Image 10+ annual exhibition

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 — some in Belfast, some in Newtownabbey and |Carrickfergus and some in Larne, so instead of concentrating on one town along the route members decided to photograph whatever stretches of the road that they liked. 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.

Foundry Lane - Kids’ Multisports Week

FOUNDRY Lane Summer Programme starts on July 5 and is £25 for a week of sporting activities.

Multisports Week:

July 5-9, 10am-12pm:

Pitch 1: Juniors 8-11yrs

Pitch 2: Seniors 11-15yrs

August 23-27, 10am-12pm:

Pitch 1: Juniors 8-11yrs

Pitch 2: Seniors 11-15yrs

Hockey Week

July 26-30, 10am-12pm:

Pitch 1: Juniors 8-11yrs

Pitch 2: Seniors 11-15yrs

August 9-13, 10am-12pm:

Pitch 1: Juniors 8-11yrs

Pitch 2: Seniors 11-15yrs.


AN ART of Breathing Course takes place at the Indian Community Centre on Clifton Street takes place on June 18-20.

The course integrates practical wisdom, ancient spiritual knowledge and health practices to increase individual well-being at all levels.

Some of the benefits claimed by this course include: reduced stress more enthusiasm improved efficiency and productivity improved self-esteem enhanced feeling of health and well-being improved interpersonal skills heightened awareness and clearer perception.

The course also includes yoga, stretching and exercises for improved circulation and relaxation.

To register, email artoflivingni@gmail.com or call 028 3839 8791. Ticket prices: £175, £100 for students or unemployed.

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