Belfast Telegraph

On the grapevine June 10



The annual 6 aside football showdown between the cream of Northern Ireland’s music industry is all set for this Saturday —a massive 24 teams are taking part this year and include stars from Cashier no 9 and the Jane Bradfords, among other music journalists and festival icons.

Organised by BBC radio Ulster’s Rigsy, the event will take place at Olympia Leisure Centre on Boucher Road at 10am on Saturday, June 12.

For spectators it is free entry, and a raffle will be taking place for much sought after Belsonic tickets. All proceeds from this year’s event will go to Pretty in Pink breast cancer charity.


Community Prayer

There will be a special night of community prayer for summer work in Knockbreda Parish church halls on Wednesday June 16 from 7.30pm to 9pm.


Coach trip

As part of the Donegall Pass Festival, a Boyne Valley Coach Tour to Drogheda is planned for Saturday, July 10 (adults only).

There will be a guided tour of the Battle of the Boyne site and sites associated with Oliver Cromwell.

The cost of the event is £7 and that includes lunch. The coach leaves a 8.45am outside the Forum Office, Grove House, 145 Donegall Pass. As there will be a big demand for tickets and if you don't want to be disappointed then contact Jim McKinley or Pauline O'Neill on the 3rd floor of the Forum Office or phone 02890326256.


Summer sale

Belvoir Methodist Church will be hosting a summer sale to include a wide variety of events for people of all ages to enjoy.

The event takes place on Saturday June 19 and begins at 10.30am at the church on 63 Castledillon Road in the Belvoir Estate.

There will be many choices of goods ranging from children's clothes, cakes, groceries, books and toys together with an auction, penalty shoot out and face painting. Tea and coffee will be available as well as a barbecue later in the day.


Free english classes

If you are interested in brushing up your English language skills, you have the opportunity to attend a a free class with a qualified teacher.

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 information 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


Finances for ‘folly’

The FolliesTrust had been successful with applications to funding bodies for conservation works to the much loved Waddell Cunningham mausoleum, Knockbreda in South Belfast.

The cost of the project will be £116,000 and is being funded by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA). There remains a shortfall which has to be met from Follies Trust funds and any contributions to this project would be greatly appreciated. The frosts this winter have brought about a considerable deterioration in the monument. For more information about this project go to the Follies Website at


Model railway exhibition

Cooke Centenary Church will be hosting a railway themed weekend of family fun for model train enthusiasts and those new to the hobby.

On Friday June 11, from 7pm to 9pm and and Saturday June 12, from 10am to 4.30pm, the model railway exhibition will take place at the church halls on Park Road, BT7 2FY.

On the Saturday only, miniature steam rides will be taking place (subject to weather conditions— separate charge will apply). Refreshments are available. Admission: Adults £2.50, Concession/Child £1.50 and family (2 adults & 3 children)£6.

Aerobic exercise classes

Beginners are welcome at aerobic exercise classes taking place at Ballynafeigh Methodist church on the Ormeau Road on Mondays between 6pm and 7pm. The cost is £3 and participants are asked to bring along a towel or exercise mat

Healing through remembering

Congregations in Ballynafeigh are invited to share a walk and time of meditation together, reflecting on the pain of the past, and resolving by personal commitment that such loss should never happen again. The event begins in Good Shepherd Church at 7.30pm, moves to St Jude’s, and will finish in Ballynafeigh Methodist Church.

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