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On the grapevine - August 5


Ormeau Baths Gallery

Situated in the former Victorian swimming baths, one of the foremost exhibition spaces is offering a range of activities to celebrate August Craft month.

On Saturday, August 7, ceramicist John McKeag will host a workshop inspired by Jack Doherty’s functional pottery.

The pieces will be made during the workshop, fired off-site and available to collect a week later.

The cost to attend this ceramic workshop is £5 and materials will be provided.

Artist Jim Russell will host a workshop creating willow sculptured lanterns (perfect for summer garden decorations) the following Saturday, August 14, from 2pm —fee of £5.

Don’t forget the Saturday Art Club continues in August to encourage and nourish the artists of the future.

The classes are designed to enable children of all ages and abilities to engage and respond to contemporary art.

The workshops are created by experienced artists who explore a wide range of mediums and themes related to the current exhibition with themed workshops by professional makers and artists,

Running every week from 10.30am to 12.30pm at a cost of £3, the following is the schedule for next month:

August 7 — Children’s workshop (eight-10-year-olds)

August 14 — Family Workshop

August 21 — Children’s workshop (11-13-year-olds)

August 28 — Children’s workshop (six-eight-year olds)

Summer Schemes

10.30 — 12.30pm, August 3-5 (eight-10-year-olds). Cost: £8

Summer Schemes at OBG offer children and young people the chance to work on a more extensive creative project.

Booking is essential for all these activities, so please contact Gillian at or call on 028 9032 1402.


Holiday bible club

Great Victoria Street Presbyterian Church will be having a Holiday Bible Club in their church halls in Albion Street, Sandy Row.

The club will run from Monday, August 9 until Friday, August 13, beginning at 3pm and finishing at 5pm each day.

Young people from all over Northern Ireland will be involved in running activities.

All local young people are invited to go along to Albion Street for what promises to be a great week.

Sandy Row poet royally minted

The Royal Mint have announced that they are producing a 2010 £1 coin dedicated to Belfast. IN its advertising literature it has used the poem ‘Songs from the Shipyard’ by Sandy Row man, Thomas Carnduff who was born in 1886 at 13 Kensington Street, Sandy Row.

Carnduff wrote more than a dozen plays, including radio drama. He published two books of poetry.

He died April 17, 1956.

Long after his death, Carnduff was largely forgotten, so those with a keen interest in the history of Sandy Row are delighted that his poetry is now being used by the Royal Mint to advertise the new £1 coin.

For more details go to www.royal

donegall road

owner/occupier consultation

A reminder that the 'Support Owner Occupiers in Redevelopment Areas' document is available at http:// consultations/ consultation-support-owner-occupiers.htm.

Department for Social Development (DSD) consultation aims to support community development and create sustainable communities through new provisions that will afford Owner Occupiers in redevelopment areas like the Village and Monarch similar opportunities to remain in the community post regeneration as already exists for tenants.

The DSD are more than happy to send out hard copies to any individual who does not have access to a computer. Contact Una Ferguson at 90829295.


On par for charity

Back by popular demand Meningitis Research Foundation in association with Woodvale Cricket Club is holding it’s second charity golf day at Belvoir Park Golf Club on Thursday, August 26.

Golfers everywhere are invited to join to help raise much needed funds for the foundation.

On arrival players will be served bacon rolls and tea/coffee.

Players will receive a goodie bag on the first tee and on course refreshments will be provided free of charge by a roving buggy.

Free hot dogs and burgers will be provided adjacent to the 12th green.

After golf there will be a prize giving and speeches followed by a ballot. All this for £50 which includes a donation to charity.

The foundation relies on your voluntary donations to fund its work in research, awareness and support for people affected by the diseases. Your help could save a life.

To secure your place, call Keli on 90 321283, or email

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