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On the grapevine - June 23


Mr motivational speaker

Motivational speaker John Bushell is holding a seminar in the Beechlawn Hotel, Dunmurry, on Sunday June 26. This is his first motivational talk with his new business Inspire — and the seminar is free.

Mr Bushell said: “Motivational talks re-ignite your ability to set he past the stress and strive towards positive in life, with a better understanding of your potential.”

Contact 07964225829 or to reserve a seat.

Women’s information NI AGM

Women's Information Northern Ireland will be holding their annual meeting next Thursday, June 23 from 10.30am to 11.30am

Venue — WINI Premises: 86 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 6AF. For further details contact Sunita or Angela on 02890 382022 or

Do you want to join Mensa?

Mensa is offering the people of Belfast a chance to find out their IQ score and to see if they too can join 23,000 other members of The High IQ Society.

A supervised IQ test session has been organised on Saturday, July 2, at 10am at the Stranmillis University College for anyone interested in finding out their own IQ score for just £17.50.

To reserve a place on the test you can book online by visiting the IQ Test section of the Mensa website at Alternatively you can contact Helen Oliver on 01902 772 771 or email for more information.

Ruby Murray’s house

What should happen to 'Ruby Murray's House' at 84 Moltke Street? This is now a 'hot discussion' on the Ruby Murray website which is being used to help save the house in Moltke Street where Ruby lived until she was seven-years-old.

Billy Dickson of Blackstaff Community Development Association said: 'I am keen to retain the house but only if it is practical and viable. Perhaps it could be kept as a dwelling house and incorporated along with the new build. If it has to be demolished then a house can be built on the site to resemble the old house with the use of some of the old bricks.' If any Grapevine readers have any views on the subject then please contact any member of the Village and Monarch Design Team and / or the South Belfast Community Telegraph.

You can visit the website at


Entertainers wanted

National Transplant Week 2011 is coming to Belfast and NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is urgently seeking entertainers.

This year’s campaign, ‘What Are You Waiting For’ will draw attention to the fact that over 10,000 people in the UK are currently waiting for an organ transplant.

It will be targeting people waiting in Belfast city centre on Thursday 7th July, and entertaining them as they wait. NHSBT would love to hear from singers, dancers, performance groups or street entertainers who could help with this. Expenses will be covered and you will have the chance to show off your talents and be involved in some high profile media opportunities.

For more information, please contact Rakhee Shah on 0207 815 3900 or

Find out more at

Súil Charad

Libraries NI is pleased to announce Súil Charad, an exhibition and booklet on Irish language publications for over 200 years, is on display in Belfast Central Library, from June 20-30.

POBAL, the Irish language advocacy group, were responsible for compiling and publishing the exhibition and accompanying booklet.

Janet Muller, Chief Executive of POBAL, said: “POBAL decided to capture part of the development of the Irish language over a few hundred years by looking at newsletters and newspapers in Irish, up to the wide choice of news available online today. We are very pleased with this exhibition and the booklet which grew from the project.”

Súil Charad will be on display in Belfast Central Library from June 20-39 and then it will move to Derry Central.

After it has been on display in both these libraries, Súil Charad will be showing as part of Féile an Phobail in Belfast, and various other venues are being arranged, among them Falls Road Library, Whiterock Library and Newry Library.

For more information on POBAL, telephone 028 9043 8132 or email

You can contact Belfast Central Library (126 Royal Avenue, BT1 1EA), on telephone number:

028 9050 9150 or email

For details of all events being held in Northern Ireland libraries, go to

Free help and advice for self-employed

Today's businesses are facing tough times and the most successful know when to make use of the available help. That help is at hand for businesses during June when HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) continues to bring its programme of free workshops to Belfast.

The workshops planned for June for HMRC Custom House, in Custom House Square, are:

Being A Director

Wednesday, June 29

10am - 12.30pm

Newly Self-Employed — The Basics


Business Expenses and Capital Allowances for the Self-Employed

For information on how to book a seminar place visit the website at or email

You can also contact the HMRC advice team on 0845 603 2691. Further workshops will take place in July and details will be released towards the end of June.


The British Transplant Games needs your help

Do you want to be a part of a national sporting event, actively contribute to a fun and engaging atmosphere and are over the age of 16? If ‘yes’, then apply to be a volunteer at the 34th British Transplant Games.

To support the event a strong team of volunteers will be involved to ensure it runs smoothly and efficiently. Volunteers will be asked to undertake a range of roles, from involvement in the opening ceremony and registration, to stewarding, branding and helping with the individual sports.

All selected volunteers will be required to attend an orientation training event prior to the Games, undertake an Access NI check at Enhanced Disclosure Level and be 16 years old by June 1. For further information and to download an application form go to

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