Belfast Telegraph

On the grapevine - September 23


The brass on Peter Corry

International singer Peter Corry and well loved local band Festival Brass will be performing in concert to raise funds for The Sydenham Salvation Army Band Replacement Instrument Scheme.

The concert at Glenmacken Church of God, Glenmacken Road, Belfast BT4 2NN, on Friday, September 24 at 8pm, will be a memorable evening for all music lovers.

“Everyone loves the music of The Salvation Army Band but few people realise the value of instruments. A small cornet can cost £1,000 while a large tuba can be up to £7,000,” explained Sydenham Salvation Army bandmaster Philip Pentland.

“Our band has been sharing a special musical Christian ministry within The Salvation Army church, across the province and abroad for over 100 years,” continued Philip. “We’re delighted singer Peter Corry and Festival Brass conductor Alan Corry have agreed to hold this special concert where all proceeds will help ensure we can continue to share our special musical ministry.”

Donation tickets costing £12 are available from Belfast Music Supplies (028 9047 2555), Matchetts Music (028 9032 6695) and Sydenham Salvation Army bandmaster Philip Pentland (07931 879587).

For further information on Sydenham Salvation Army band, Sunday worship and a range of community activities taking place throughout the week, contact Captains Martin and Leanne Cordner, ministers at Sydenham Salvation Army (028 9065 2287)

New group to shine in

A new social group organised by Willowfield Parish Church is beginning for people with learning disabilities.

If you have a learning disability or care for someone with a learning disability, why not call in for the first session on Tuesday, September 28 at 6.45pm.

For two years Willowfield has already been running a group once a month to support people with learning disabilities in their faith. Both the members and the volunteers have enjoyed this time so much that a new social group is being set up for people with learning disability where there will be craft, games, time to relax, chat, and make new friends over a cuppa.

Both groups meet once a month in the Micah Centre beside Willowfield Church on the Woodstock Road between 6.45 pm and 8.00pm. The group which supports people in their faith meets on the second Tuesday of each month, and the social group will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The groups are open to everyone and will be inclusive of a wide range of abilities. For any further information you can ring Fiona on 07970 805178.

Carers’ get together

Belfast Central Branch of Carers UK arrange monthly get togethers for people throughout Belfast Trust areas who are carers for family, neighbours or friends.

The next event is a card making session, planned for Saturday, September 25, to be held at Stye Brae Hall (beside Gilnahirk Presbyterian Church) 161 Gilnahirk Road, Belfast, from 2pm until approximately 4.30pm.


Cup cake break

Light of the World Ministries is inviting ladies to join with them on Saturday, September 25 to take part in the ‘Cupcake Break’ to help raise money for the national charity, Ovarian Cancer Action.

Why not leave the housework until later and drop into Clarawood Residents Hall instead between 10.30am — 12pm from some great coffee and delicious cupcakes served up from local bakeries.

The Cupcake Break is a twist on the traditional coffee morning, as it is a ladies-only morning and is a great way to have your cake and help beat ovarian cancer.

There could be no better reason to have a bit of what you fancy and indulge your cake cravings. So far the UK has raised nearly £10,000 through the ‘Cupcake Break’ and as a church in East Belfast we are encouraging women to come together to fund raise even more money and help raise awareness of the disease.

Clarawood Residents Hall is located on 22 Clarawood Park, off Sandown Road, Ballyhackamore. Contact Laura at for more information.


Ladies night

Belfast will be treating its ladies to an ultimate night out on Friday, September 24, at the Holiday Inn hotel on Ormeau Avenue with an evening of preening and pampering — all in support of the ‘Pretty n Pink’ breast cancer charity.

Local fashion designer Bridgene Graham will exhibit her latest collection on the catwalk alongside Lois Yearsly. Hair experts, Lloyd Smyth Hairdressing, will be on hand to offer consultations and Nails by Margaret Black will also be guiding ladies on the colours of the season.

Special treat of the night will be three areas of botox for the special price of £175, by Medi Cosmetic, tanning. Every facet of beauty will be addressed by the Beauty Basement, Chichester Street, while the fabulous make-up range from Illamasqua, Debenhams, Belfast will be demonstrated. Thomas Hawkes dance school will be there, as well as tattooist, Gillian Smyth.

Tickets priced £5 are available from |Ticketmaster 02890 323744 and Holiday Inn 08704 009005. To book a stand, priced £50 contact Linda Douglas on 07967 310978.

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