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On the grapevine July 1


Rose Week

A WORKSHOP, taken by professional photographers, is one of the new attractions taking place during this year’s Belfast Rose Week which runs from Tuesday to Sunday, July 13-18 at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park.

Budding photographers will be guided by professional photographers, John Murphy and Paul Moane on Thursday, July 13.

The International Rose Trials, which is the highlight of Rose Week and involves judges from around the world, takes place the previous day, on Wednesday, July 14.

A shuttle bus service runs to and from the park each day from the Europa Bus Centre. A bus leaves every 20 minutes starting at 1pm with the last bus leaving the park at 7pm.

More information on Rose Week can be found at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/roseweek


The Dublin Fusiliers

Donegall Pass Festival Historical Lecture will be held today, Thursday, July 1.

The subject will be “The Dublin Fusiliers and the regiments role in the first world war.” Dave O'Brien from Dublin will give the lecture from 3.00pm until 4.30pm in the main hall of Donegall Pass Community Centre.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information on this event and all other events during the festival, please contact Jim McKinley or Pauline O'Neill 02890 236256.

Holiday Bible Club

Belfast City Mission on Kilburn Street which is right in the heart of the Village, is calling on all boys and girls to join the Holiday Bible Club which starts on Monday, June 28 until Friday, July 2 except Thursday.

The club will run from 6.15pm until 7.15pm each night. and will be conducted by Mr Ken Meldrum from the Child Evangelism Fellowship. Parents written consent will be necessary.

Who knew ruby?

RTE are to produce a documentary film on the life of Ruby Murray who was born in Moltke Street. RTE are keen to make contact with people who knew her.

If you can help, then please phone Deidre (a Donegall Road girl herself) 9024 0555.

Thank you Brenda

On July 1, 2009 Donegall Road Methodist Church saw the arrival of their new minister, Rev Brenda Weatherill. Many local people acknowledge that although Rev Weatherill took up her duties at a very difficult time for the community she nevertheless has been a great source of inspiration and has expressed a true understanding of the needs of the local people.

We all wish her well on this her 1st anniversary as the ministry at Donegall Road Methodist Church.


shaping up for the summer

Pilatesand toning classes is a perfect way to tone up for the summer.

One hour classes are taking place at Morton community centre on Lorne Street every Monday from 6pm and Thursday, starting at 6.15pm.

Classes are taken by Bronagh Tallon, who has six years experience in delivering fitness training to the community.

All ages welcome, teenagers too. Admission is £4 per class. For more information call Bronagh on 07747748121.

Free English classes

If you are interested in brushing up your English language skills, a free class with a qualified teacher is available.

Taking place every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm at the new drop-in centre in the former Ulsterville Presbyterian Church, Lisburn Road. The group would like grapevine readers to make this known to those who might benefit but would not be able to read this information. You can get more info by contacting Keith by phone on 07846699554.

Anyone can drop in for a chat and free tea/coffee every Wednesday at the drop in from 1pm until 4pm.


improving dementia services

A public meeting will be held on Monday, July 5 at 7.30pm in the Europa Hotel, arranged by the Dementia Services Development Centre.

The meeting will discuss the draft document 'Improving Dementia Services in Northern Ireland.

A Regional Strategy' which has just been published. This is your opportunity to help shape the future of dementia services www.dementiacentreni.org

Hip hop and street dance stars

Irish TV station RTE is looking for dancers to form a new dance group and feature in a new 10 part TV series called ‘Super Crew’, which will follow their journey from audition to appearing on stage.

The winning crew will be mentored and choreographed and will perform in the Olympia pantomime this Christmas alongside Jedward.

The producers are holding open auditions in Belfast today, Thursday, July 1, from 1pm in The Holiday Inn, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast. These are open to everyone aged 13-17 on the day. A parent/guardian must sign a release form for all those auditioning. Under-16’s must be accompanied by an adult.


Cregagh community festival

Cregagh Community Association will be holding a colourful and jam-packed community festival next week in a lead up to bonfire night on July 11. .

The fun day runs from noon until 11pm on Saturday, July 10, and all the activities are free. There will be a variety of activities for all the family including music, food and sport. There will be bouncy castles, kart rides, football games and the Diamonte dance group will be performing. At 5pm there will be a huge community barbecue with all the food free and at 6pm there will be a performance by lambeg drummers, followed by a number of bands.

The Association thanks Castlereagh Council and the Community Fund for their support.

Belfast Telegraph