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On the grapevine - July 7


Sunday treats

Fancy something special on Sundays? Well, why not waltz your way down to the Cathedral Quarter for the afternoon and watch some quality street theatre in Cotton Court?

Performers took to the street last week, Sunday July 4, and will roll out another eight ‘foolish’ performances until Sunday, August 29. Everyone can enjoy the feast of free street theatre shows between 2pm and 4pm.

You can experience death defying aerial feats from the Barren Carrousels, a spot of extreme tea drinking with the Magilligans, an exceptional display of raw talent from Belburn Youth Circus, all rounded off with a session of Jitterbug-aerobics.

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Volunteers needed for youth arts festival

Children and young people from across North Belfast are welcome to participate in the week-long programme of arts-based activities as part of the exciting Celebrate North Belfast Youth Arts Festival, led by New Lodge Arts.

The festival, from August 4-11, has workshops where young people can develop skills in a variety of art forms from dance, drama, music and visual arts, event management and technical production. Families are invited to support the young participants at showcases celebrating the outcomes of the activities.

Last summer, 158 young people were involved in the Youth Arts Festival and over 600 audience members attended the showcase events. If you would like more information about becoming a participant, volunteer or audience member, please contact New Lodge Arts, a community arts organisation based in the Greater New Lodge area of North Belfast.

The volunteer development programme is open to anyone over 16 years and relevant training and workshops are available. Your unique skills and |experience are welcome. Please contact Helen Coburn on 90742255 or email for further details.


July twelth celebrations

Newtownabbey Borough Council is supporting the family fun events in recognition of the commitment which has been made to implement this year’s Bonfire Protocol as part of the Orange Order celebrations in July.

Details of the family fun days and events are as follows;


At ‘The Green’ Rathfern Way

Sunday July11, 1pm — 4pm Family Fun Day

1pm — 11.30pm – DJ

11.55pm —Fireworks Display

Lower rathcoole

Saturday July 10

1pm – 4pm Family Fun Day and Disco @ Rathmullan Drive Green

2pm War Years Remembered @ The Dunanney Centre

3pm Historical Speaker @ the Dunanney Centre

Sunday July 11

7pm – 10pm Pink and Cascada Tribute

Rathcoole, donnbeg square

Sunday July 11

2pm — 6pm Family Fun Day

7pm — 10pm Pink Tribute Band


Sunday July 11

1.30pm —6pm Family Fun Day @ The Square Behind Queenspark Avenue

Old Mossley

Sunday July 11

1pm — 4pm Family Fun Day @ Mossley Hockey Club

New Mossley

Saturday July 10

12pm — 4pm Family Fun Day with Citybeat’s Work Experience Boy

9.30pm — 1.30am Band ‘King Creole’

Monkstown, Devenish Drive

Sunday July 11

12pm —4pm Family Fun Day

6pm — 9pm Children’s Disco

9pm — 12am Adults Disco

11.55pm Fireworks Display

Monkstown, Abbeytown Square

Saturday 10 July

12.30pm — 3.30pm Family Fun Day

Sunday 11 July

7.30pm — 8.30pm Disco

9pm – 12am Band ‘This Way Up’


Saturday July 10

3pm — 5pm Family Fun Day @ At ‘The Green’ behind Ballyclare Nursery School

Ballyduff, Forthill Drive

Sunday July 11

2pm — 6pm Family Fun Day

8pm — 1am DJ/Band

Glengormley Pavillion Arts and Crafts Summer Scheme

The Glengormley Pavillion Arts and Crafts Summer Scheme is set to keep the kids entertained during the school |holidays.

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 served basis. Children must be aged between eight and 14.


Dragon boat race

Northern Ireland Hospice invites you to join them for a Dragon Boat Race Extravaganza on Saturday July 31, at Carrickfergus Harbour.

This exciting Dragon Boat Race is aimed at attracting individuals and teams from across all of Northern Ireland, and all money raised from this event will help ensure that your local hospice continues caring for adults, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses.

Drinks company Diageo NI has signed up to enter a boat and is looking forward to a day of fun.

Jill McCann, customer marketing manager, explains: “‘Dragon Boat’ racing is a great idea for a team-building day for any company or organisation and the activities that are ongoing throughout the town will add to the fun!”

The Dragon Boat Races will complement a host of other fun being organised within the Carrickfergus Harbour Festival by Carrickfergus Chamber of Commerce, NI Environment Agency and Carrickfergus Council.

To enter a team, please contact Stefani Butler at Northern Ireland Hospice on 90781836 or email

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