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On the grapevine - June 30


Music in the park

Templemore brass band will be performing at Belfast Zoo this Saturday, July 3.

The event which takes place on 2pm to 3pm. is part of Belfast city council’s ‘Music in the Parks’ programme which takes place in parks across Belfast from May to September 2010.

The programme features a range of musical styles, including jazz, blues and classical. For more information about Music in the Parks, visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/parks


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 taking place from August 4-11 2010 will witness 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 and the wider community 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. We welcome your skills and experience. please contact Helen Coburn on 90742255 or email helen@newlodgearts.com 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 between eight and 14-years-old.

Sentry hill garden day

With the weather so fine, it’s a great time to come along and enjoy the Sentry Hill Garden Day taking place this Saturday July 3, from 10.30am —5.30pm.

And if you miss this one, pencil in the next Garden Day, taking place on Sunday August 8, from 1-5pm.

Sentry Hill is a 19th century farmhouse with a fascinating family history.

The house and its contents provide a rare insight into life in rural Ulster during the 19th and early 20thcenturies. Facilities include guided tours, an audio-visual presentation, exhibition room, café, gift shop and picnic area.

Admission charges (includes refreshments) Adults £4.50

Children and Concessions £3. Family tickets are available —please contact Sentry Hill for details on 028 9083 2363

Foundry Lane - Kids’ Multisports Week

Foundry Lane Summer Programme starts on July 5 and is £25 for a week of sporting activities.

Multisports Week:

July 5-9, 10am-12pm:

Pitch 1: Juniors 8-11yrs

Pitch 2: Seniors 11-15yrs

August 23-27, 10am-12pm:

Pitch 1: Juniors 8-11yrs

Pitch 2: Seniors 11-15yrs

Hockey Week

July 26-30, 10am-12pm:

Pitch 1: Juniors 8-11yrs

Pitch 2: Seniors 11-15yrs

August 9-13, 10am-12pm:

Pitch 1: Juniors 8-11yrs

Pitch 2: Seniors 11-15yrs

Belfast Telegraph