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Tributes To Northern Ireland Music Legend Steve Strange Flood Social Media

By Tina Calder & Jonathan Traynor Tributes have been paid to one of the giants of the global music industry, Northern Irish man, Steve Strange, who died after a short illness aged 53. From playing in local bands, learning the ropes of booking in the Limelight, Strange co-founded one of the largest booking agencies in...

Father And Son Team Behind Massive Culture Night Installation

Monumental Ogham Grove interactive structure will dominate Writer’s Square Father and son team Gawain Morrison and Dylan McCaughtry will bring an ancient Celtic language to life with a massive construction across Belfast’s Writer’s Square for this weekend’s Culture Night Belfast. Having worked on music videos, short films and art projects they are now preparing for their...

Cathedral Quarter Trail To Lead Culture Night Visitors To The Ogham Grove

Over the coming weekend, Cathedral Quarter’s Writers’ Square will be the location for The Ogham Grove, a spectacular installation created by this year’s ambitious creative team for CNB21 Presents: The Ogham Grove. The brains behind the concept include creative lead Gawain Morrison, artist and prop designer Dylan McCaughtry, designer Neil Beattie, lighting designer Tomás FitzGerald...

An Ancient Language, A Living Structure – CNB21 Presents

Creative lead unveils thinking behind Ogham Grove This year’s Culture Night promises a spectacular structural, lighting and sound experience designed by Belfast artist Gawain Morrison around the ancient Druidic language Ogham. Promising to be both large in scale with the opportunity for learning and contemplative Gawain believes the Writer’s Square transformation from September 17-19 will be...

Culture Night Belfast 2021 Commits To Ambitious Sustainability Goals

As the conversation around climate change heats up ahead of COP26 in November,  the team behind Culture Night Belfast 2021 have stated their ambitions for an “almost 100% sustainable event” this year. Partnering with artist and creative lead Gawain Morrison and his team to present the spectacular, experiential installation The Ogham Grove in Writer’s Square,...

Irish Premiere of Cathy Brady’s IFTA-winning Film WILDFIRE Starring Nika McGuigan and Nora-Jane Noone

Wildcard Distribution with Clones Film Festival supported by Monaghan County Council will host a special premiere screening of Cathy Brady’s WILDFIRE starring Nika McGuigan and Nora-Jane Noone in Barry McGuigan Park in Clones, Monaghan this coming Sunday, 29th August. The special outdoor screening will be dedicated to the memory of the late Nika McGuigan, who won...

5 Local Gigs To Check Out In Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter This Year

When it comes to gigs in Belfast, the city’s Cathedral Quarter is a hub of fantastic music. From festivals, venues, and theatre spaces to bars and clubs there’s no better place to relax to your favourite genre. Northern Ireland is full of talented local musicians that deserve our ongoing love and support, and several of...

Experience Fairy Trail Magic at Galgorm Castle Estate This Summer

With more than 15,000 visitors a year the Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail is going from strength to strength. Since opening in 2017, the Fairy Trail has been enchanting visitors of all ages, and families can now book to take their children around the magical experience from its base, the magical Toadstool Cottage. Special events are held...

7 Beer Gardens To Visit This Summer In Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter

With the weather in Northern Ireland heating up, what better time to get out in the city and enjoy the many beer gardens that Belfast has to offer.  From burgers and pints to cocktails and charcuterie there is really something to suit all tastes available in the Cathedral Quarter.  Here are 7 Beer Gardens in the...