Greater New Lodge Community Festival

Greater New Lodge Community Festival

Greater New Lodge Community Festival

www.facebook.com/newlodgefestival Page 1 Greater New Lodge Community Festival July - August 2018 Greater New Lodge Community Festival July - August 2018 www.facebook.com/newlodgefestival Programme Designed and Produced by Ashton Community Trust Ashton Community Trust

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Scoil Samhraidh Mhic Reachtain 22nd July - 28th July 2018 The award winning and internationally renowned Scoil Samhraidh Mhic Reachtain festival (McCracken Summer School) will take place from Sunday 22th - Saturday 28th of July this year. It’s a hugely popular event which attracts visitors from all over the world to North Belfast every summer. This year’s programme consists of a guided walk on Cavehill, an adults’ language course, concerts, a film screening, singing and dancing workshops, daily traditional music sessions, International Lunch and the Night of the Scribes. There will also be a set dancing workshop at Mc Art’s Fort with live musicians and much more. It’s easy to register for the language course and/or purchase tickets for the nightly concerts or register for free events. Just call into Áras Mhic Reachtain, opposite the Waterworks. Or visit Eventbrite.com (SSMR 2018). Don’t hang about though, get booking! Contact Ferdia or Daithí on (028) 90 749688 for more information.

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www.facebook.com/newlodgefestival Page 3 Tuesday 24th July Confessionals by Victoria McNulty Duncairn Culture and Arts Centre Doors open 7.00 pm. Tickets £5. This is a Bring Your Own Event. A reflexive solo performance by Glasgow poet Victoria McNulty, combining contemporary spoken word with traditional theatre and music by folk musician Abi Normal. A coming of age character piece, it tells the story of a shift in an East End boozer, where a young barmaid encounters the devastating consequences of a society riven by poverty, sectarianism and domestic violence. Through this she is to be lifted by activism, hope and raw human potential. Produced by ‘SonnetYouth’. For further information contact Una Brady on 02890747114 Thursday 26th July ‘The Relevance of the Life and Work of Mary Ann McCracken for Belfast Today’ 7.00pm Clifton House, North Queen Street MaryAnn McCracken is too often seen in the shadow of her sibling HenryJoy, who was executed for his role in the 1798 rebellion. She was 28 years old when he was hanged, but had a long full life, living to the age of 96. Mary Ann’s temperament and tenacity enabled her to make a real difference in the issues closest to her heart, which were varied and ranged from children’s education, to women’s employment and the anti-slavery movement. Mary Ann McCracken pressed for progress both within the walls of the Poor House designed by her uncle Robert, and outside in Belfast and beyond.

On the anniversary of her death in 1866 let us acknowledge one of the most remarkable women in Belfast history. Talk delivered by Aaron McIntyre, (Heritage and Marketing Belfast Charitable Society), and chaired by Paula Reynolds Chairperson of the Belfast Charitable Society. The event is free but booking is essential. Please phone 028 90 997 022. For a long time now, the people of the New Lodge have traditionally pulled together every August to organise a period of celebration in the form of a community festival. During the protracted years of conflict, the festival enabled us to get some respite from the confrontations and ever present danger of those times. It also provided a platform to express the positivity, talent, energy, creativity, passion and resilience that existed in the New Lodge. Although today we live in much calmer times, as you can see from our 2018 programme, we proudly continue with the festival tradition. This year’s programme contains an abundance of activities including street parties, family fun days, theatre, literature and art shows, music gigs and concerts, exhibitions, lectures, debates, sports events and more besides. As always we would like as many residents as possible to participate and support the various events in the festival and to enjoy themselves.

2018 is the centenary of the beginnings of the introduction of women’s suffrage in Ireland and Britain. To mark this, our festival programme will showcase a number of women inspired events. This will include a celebration of the ‘Life and Work of Mary Ann McCracken’ one of the most radical and remarkable women in Belfast’s eventful history and whose mortal remains lie in Clifton Street Cemetery on our doorstep. 2018 also marks the 30th Anniversary of Feile An Phobail. We congratulate them on their achievements growing from very humble beginnings to becoming the largest community arts festival in Ireland, renowned on an international scale. We are very proud to work in partnership with them.

On behalf of the Festival Organising Committee, a big thank you to all of those involved in making this programme possible, especially local community groups, workers and volunteers. We give a special mention to Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts, for the use of their magnificent facility for so many of our events. Finally, we acknowledge all of those that have directly provided funding towards the staging of events in our 2018 programme including; Belfast City Council, Clanmil Housing Association, Community Relations Council, Newington Housing Association, The Executive Office.

Paul O’Neill Greater New Lodge Community Festival Greater New Lodge Community Festival 2018 The Festival Committee would like to thank the following.

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www.facebook.com/newlodgefestival Page 4 Friday 27th July History of New Lodge Youth Centre, A Celebration: New Lodge Youth Centre Uper Meadow Street 7.00pm This event includes the unveiling of art work by local young people reflecting the history of the Youth Centre. The celebration will also include food, music and discussion. For information contact Paul Dynes 028 90 751 358 Saturday 28th July Community Fun Day in the Waterworks 12.00- 3.00 This is a day of free, family fun for all ages. Come along to take part. Arts & Crafts, Music, Bouncy Castles, Bring Your Own Picnic. There will also be boating events where young and old can try their hand at rowing and flavour some of the most beautiful hand built boats of our maritime heritage. This will include boating competitions between young people from across Belfast. A bandstand from ‘Feile Unplugged’ will also feature.

Event Organised by New Lodge Arts, supported by Feile. For information contact Karen Smyth 028 90 742255. Irish Traditional Folk Night Cassidy’s Bar Doors Open 8.00pm - Late Entrance Fee £5 A night of ‘Ceol agus Craic’ with Belfast Balladeer Terry O’Neill performing a range of popular Irish folk classics. For information contact Paddy Doyle 90742255 Man in the Moon Play Duncairn Culture and Arts Centre: Doors 7:30pm Tickets £10 From the producers of smash-hit shows The Holy, Holy Bus and A Night With George, Brassneck Theatre Company, in association with ‘The Balloon Factory’, present Pearse Elliott’s ‘Man in the Moon’. A hilarious rollercoaster with a dark twist, Man in the Moon is the tender story of one man’s resolve to overcome everything that life has to throw at him. Doors Open 7:30pm For Tickets and Information contact: Una Brady at Duncairn Culture and Arts Centre – 028 90 747114 or Paul O’Neill at the Ashton Centre – 028 90 742255 Monday 30th July Women of Art Exhibition Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts Daily Viewing from 9.00am Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts is delighted to showcase the talent of local artists. Eimear O’Caoilte and Chloe Dougan are Artists in Residence who will be presenting ceramics, fashion and textile art along with photographic work by Evie Williamson, fresh from her collaboration in the South East Regional College Year End Photographic Exhibition. Visitors will enjoy work that reflects a range of issues that the artists are passionate about, touching on mental health and social barriers and isolation. Also available will be hand crafted pieces of ceramic and textile jewellery for purchase. The exhibition will run from Monday 30th July to Friday 10th August. Group visits should be arranged with staff at Duncairn Culture and Arts we look forward to seeing you here. For information Una Brady at Duncairn Culture and Arts Centre – 028 90 747114 New Lodge Youth Centre Senior Summer Scheme Registration is open for the Senior Summer Scheme from the 13th July. The scheme will start on Monday 30th July and run for 4 weeks concluding on Friday the 25th of August. Various activities are planned including roller discos, World Cup party’s funday’s, BBQ’s, trips out, outdoor pursuits, water sports and go-karting. For information Contact Paul or Ryan 028 90 751 358

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www.facebook.com/newlodgefestival Page 5 Monday 30th July continued The Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music-Remembers the Belfast Harp Festival of 1792 Duncairn Culture & Arts Centre: Doors Open 8.00pm Tickets: £12 Tonight we pay tribute to The Belfast Harpers Assembly July 1792 organised by merchant class Presbyterians Dr. James McDonnell, Robert Bradshaw and Henry Joy, (proprietor of the Belfast News-Letter and uncle to Henry Joy McCracken). Its purpose was to revive an interest in harp music, collect the music of the harpers and note their style of playing for future generations. Edward Bunting (1773-1843) was employed to write down the music of the harpers and to make notes on their instrumental techniques. Bunting dedicated the rest of his life to collecting and preserving Irish music. He published three volumes of music, collectively known as the Ancient Music of Ireland. Musicians: Mary Bergin, Seamie O’Dowd, Edel Fox, Dermot Byrne, Úna Monaghan, Conor Lamb, Liz Doherty, Siobhán O’Donnell, Martin Dowling. For further information contact: Una Brady at Duncairn Culture and Arts Centre – 028 90 747114 Star Neighbourhood Summer Scheme for School Age Children Running from Monday 30th July until 10th August. Contact Maria McCafferty 90 740 693 Tuesday 31st July Peace Kicks Programme Age 5 to 15 - Football Camp 10.00am – 1.00 pm Daily Tuesday 31st July, Wednesday 1st August and Thursday 2nd August: Girdwood Community Hub This three-day programme brings young people from across the communities in Belfast to engage in positive sporting activity and promote good relations. For information contact Joe Donnelly 07849324360, E-mail: tamhi2011@outlook.com Facebook tamhi_fc Embrace Film Duncairn Culture and Arts Centre 7.00pm Tickets £2.50 Embrace is a 12A movie As part of the ‘Empowering Women’ theme in this year’s Festival we are screening the social impact documentary “Embrace” exploring the issues around body image and the constant battle women and girls face being judged on their appearance and their body.

It’s a funny, touching, gut wrenching and above all a very powerful and life changing documentary. This film showcases the story of Taryn and how she went from a body hater to a body lover and explores her campaign against body shaming in society. Embrace uncovers why poor body image has become a global epidemic and what women everywhere can do to have a brighter, happier future and relationship with their body. This is not to be missed! Please bring your daughter, your mother, your sister and your friends. Let’s spread the body love and start learning to love ourselves more! For booking and ticket reservations contact Cailin c/o the Ashton Centre on 02890742255 Wednesday 1st August Free Yoga Session Duncairn Culture & Arts Centre 11.00am - 12.00noon Keen to try Yoga but have never done so? Tried it a few times and enjoyed it? No matter the level you are welcome at our free Yoga Taster Session. This session will introduce some basic yoga poses and breathing techniques. It’s a great work out and excellent for helping with posture and flexibility. All levels of fitness welcome. This is a Free Event.

For further information Information contact: Una Brady at Duncairn Culture and Arts Centre – 028 90 747114

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www.facebook.com/newlodgefestival Page 6 Wednesday 1st August continued Trouble Songs Stuart Bailie Duncairn Culture & Arts Centre 7.00pm Stuart Bailie will be reading from his new book Trouble Songs. A Belfast- based music journalist and broadcaster, Stuart has spoken to over 60 participants and reveals many untold histories. TroubleSongsisanalternativehearingoftheconflict plus a testament to music’s value as a persuader, agitator and peacemaker. Trouble Songs is related by Bono, Christy Moore, the Undertones, Stiff Little Fingers, Orbital, Kevin Rowland, Terri Hooley, the Rubberbandits and the Miami Showband survivors, Musicians from punk, folk, rave and rock have responded to violence, bigotry and shocking events. The soundtrack includes remarkable work by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Sinead O’Connor, the Pogues, the Cranberries and Elvis Costello. This event is FREE For further information contact: Una Brady at Duncairn Culture and Arts Centre – 028 90 747114 Thursday 2nd August Mindfulness Taster Session Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts 11.00am - 12.00pm With all the craziness of the summer and with kids off school this is a great way to introduce you to mindfulness to learn to wind down and relax. This simple yet effective practice will help you learn basic tips to live a happier and healthier life.

For further information Information contact: Una Brady at Duncairn Culture and Arts Centre – 028 90 747114 Tar Isteach Family Fun Day North Queen Street Park 1.00pm - 4.00pm Free Event Fun for all of the family including – Play Bus, Bouncy Castles, Football Shoot In, Games, Magician, Face Painting, Music, Fire Engine, Burgers and Drinks All Free. For information contact Tommy Quigley 028 90 746 664 Sounds Like a Boy’s Life Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts 7.00pm Free Event Derry Author Tony Doherty has just released the second volume of his memoirs, The Dead Beside Us. This Man’s Wee Boy was released in 2016 and charted growing up in Derry in the 1960s and early 1970s, while The Dead Beside Us picks up where This Man’s Wee Boy finished, with the horrifying impact of Bloody Sunday on the Doherty family. Tony does readings from his memoirs accompanied to music from members of Ulster Orchestra specially arranged by the Ulster Orchestra’s Philip Walton.

For information contact: Una Brady at Duncairn Culture and Arts Centre – 028 90 747114 Friday 3rd August Inspiring Women of History Girdwood Community Hub 1.00 pm You might know your history - but do you know HER story? Come along for this fascinating talk on 3 influential and inspiring women in Irish History. Hear the fascinating behind the scenes story of Winifred Carney, Grace Gifford-Plunkett and Mary-Ann McCracken. These women were selected by a group of young women from New Lodge Youth Centre who will give a talk and presentation on their chosen heroines. You will hear all about the fascinating woman that was Winifred Carneywho was a well known suffragist, trade unionist and Irish Independence activist in the early 1900s. The story of Grace Gifford-Plunkett is one of the great romantic yet terribly tragic stories in our history - you’ll hear all about this revolutionary young woman and her contribution to the Republican movement of the time. And last but not least the story of Mary-Ann McCracken the famous social reformer and her somewhat radical activism - for that era!

Music and refreshments For Information contact Mary Madine on 90751358

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www.facebook.com/newlodgefestival Page 7 Friday 3rd August continued A Day at New Lodge Beach Star Neighbourhood Centre. 1.00 – 4.00 Free Event ForonedaytheareaoutsidetheStarNeighbourhood Centre will be transformed into a beach. We will provide sand, buckets and spades deck chairs and paddling pools. There will also be a barbeque street games and music. For information contact Maria Valente 028 90 740 693 The Sounds of Freedom: Lajee Music Group Palestine Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts : Doors Open 6.30, Free Event. 16 young people from the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem perform a show of Palestinian and Arab music and dance. Speakers from the group will narrate as they show films made by youth in Aida camp. This event will focus on Palestine’s rich culture and diverse artistic expression and creativity, and its place and importance in contemporary Palestinian life today. For information contact Una Brady at Duncairn Culture and Arts Centre – 028 90 747114 Saturday 4th August Open Day Clifton St Cemetery with Local History Guides Clifton Street Cemetery 10.00 am- 4.00 pm. Free Event Clifton Street Cemetery is the final resting place of numeroushistoricalfiguresincludingthePresbyterian United Irish leaders, political radicals and intellectuals such as Henry Joy McCracken, Mary Ann McCracken, William Steel Dickson and William Drennan. It was Drennan who first coined the term, “The Emerald Isle”. Come along and find out more about the incredibly rich vein of history resting at your doorstep. Free Event. For information contact the History Project 0289 90 322289 Monday 6th August Community BBQ and Funday Carlisle Playpark, Near the Recy 1.00pm - 3.00pm Free Event Bring along the kids and enjoy music, fun and games, food and refreshments. For information contact Tina Davis 028 90 323945 Ten-Hole Foot-Golf 4 Wellbeing Competition Girdwood Community Hub, 6.00pm - 8.00pm No golf clubs just feet required. To all you twinkle toed footballers out there let’s see if you’ve got what it takes to win in this game golf with a twist. This awesome game is played in groups of four. Open to all but register your interest if you want to be sure of a place. For information contact Joe Donnelly 07849324360 E-mail: tamhi2011@outlook.com Facebook tamhi_fc Monday 6th August Screening: Audrie & Daisy Duncairn Culture and Arts Centre 7.00 pm, Free Event. Audrie & Daisy is an American documentary film about three cases of rape. The documentary includes the stories of two American high school students, Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman. At the time of the sexual assaults, Pott was 15 and Coleman was 14 years old. After the assaults, the victims and their families were subjected to abuse and cyberbullying. The documentary follows their outcomes through time, social media, court documents and police investigations. The film directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, a husband-and-wife team who have teenage children of their own, had been fascinated by the role of social media in teenage lives and were attracted to the subject of the Daisy Coleman story as “a modern-day ‘Scarlet Letter’ story”. Heart wrenching, thought provoking and a real eye opener to the issues our young women face around sexual assault and sexual bullying.

Category Age: 15+ For information contact: Cailin Hardy on 90742255 Tuesday 7th August Killing Gaza : Documentary Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts: 5.00pm -7.00p Free Event. In Killing Gaza, independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen documented Israel’s 2014 war on Gaza. The makers of this film regard it as much more than a documentary about Palestinian resilience and suffering but as a chilling visual document of war crimes committed by the Israeli military, featuring direct testimony and evidence from the survivors. For information contact James Quigley 077 5985 7212

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www.facebook.com/newlodgefestival Page 8 New Lodge Festival of Fun Wednesday 8th August 2.00pm-5.00pm St Patricks Primary School, Churchill Street Come join us for a festival of fun for the whole family! We’ve got all age groups covered with soft play areas, interactive dancing and games, a kids disco, inflatables, carnival rides, circus acts, fire dancing, music, DJs, games, sweet treats and much more. We have some special guest Super Heroes and Disney Princesses coming along to join in the fun and there is a rumour there’s a T-Rex running loose in the New Lodge – maybe you’ll catch a sighting!! There’s a bandstand and a BBQ, we’ll have pack lunches for the kids and a Slushie machine to cool off if it’s sunny – and a marquee incase it rains! It’s Belfast after all. We’ll have face painters and sword swallowers, pirates, a magician and more! Best of all the event is FREE ! Festivities will run from 2pm-5pm. Bring your family along for a fantastic fun day out!

Bandstand Lepper Street 2.00pm - 4.00pm 2.00pm - DJs Paul Woods and Paddy Gormley accompany some young budding local DJs from New Lodge Youth Centre. 3.00pm - Traditional music session featuring local balladeer Terry O’Neill and other well-known performers. Buses to Planet Love 4.30pm Buses to Falls Park, see back page for full details. New Lodge Festival of Fun

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www.facebook.com/newlodgefestival Page 9 Wednesday 8th August Wheelchair Hurling Girdwood Community Hub 10.00am This event is open to anyone, if interested contact Shane McCann 07920528793 Thursday 9th August Wheelchair Basketball facilitated by Disability Sport NI Girdwood Community Hub 2.00pm – 4.00pm Event open to the public, if interested contact lisa@activecommunities.org.uk Big Multi-Sports Event Girdwood Community Hub 12noon - 3.00pm Open to all young people. For information contact Joe Donnelly 07849324360, E-mail: tamhi2011@ outlook.com Facebook tamhi_fc The Eamon Phoenix Lecture Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts: 7.00, Free Event. In this lecture, historian Dr Eamon Phoenix will explore some of the “secrets’, which have come to light from his reading of the state papers during the time period from the beginning of the Northern Ireland state until 1992. Introduction and chair: Joe Austin, Chairperson of the National Graves Association. Part of Féile’s Community Engagement Programme in partnership with the Greater New Lodge Community Festival For information contact Una Brady at Duncairn Culture and Arts Centre – 028 90 747114 Friday 10th August Active Communities Day Girdwood Community Hub 10.00am- 3.00pm 10.00 am – 12.00 pm Bouncy Castles, Bubble Football, Football Darts 12.00 – 1.00 pm Lunch.

1pm – 3pm Exhibition Boxing Boxing clubs to provide fighters who will be matched up according to ability, weight and experience to ensure health and safety regulations Anyone wishing to fight would need to get matched up and should contact – johnd@activecommunities.org.uk Book Day at the Duncairn Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts: Free Event. 10.30 am - 12.30 pm Fighting Words Belfast creative writing workshop [age 9-12] 2.00pm – 3.00pm Shared Reading taster - a relaxed and social way to enjoy short stories and poems, [adults / teens] “You need it, you just don’t know you need it”. Shared Reading group member For Information contact Marnie Kennedy 028 90 747114 Youth Football Festival Girdwood Community Hub 6.00pm - 9.00pm Calling on local youth groups to get a team of young people aged 11 to 14 and enter into our Six A Side Youth Football Tournament.

For information contact Joe Donnelly 07849324360 E-mail: tamhi2011@ outlook.com Facebook tamhi_fc Alternative University - Day 1 Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts 3.00m – 4:30pm Intercomm in partnership with Greater New Lodge Festival, Féile an Phobai and the University and College Union (UCU) at Queen’s present a re-edition of the Alternative University. Last winter, UCU undertook its biggest industrial action ever for fair pensions. Parallel to the picket line, union activists from Queen’s and UU mobilised to provide free lectures. The Alternative University was born! During four weeks, in packed rooms, they lectured on, and discussed, an incredibly diverse range of topics, such as arts and media, religion, Irish history, social inequalities, sectarianism, women’s place in contemporary society, forms of political resistance, activism and participation and many more topics.

Invited to North Belfast by Intercomm this re-edition of the Alternative University, intends to spread this initiative to a wider audience and give to the public the opportunity to participate and enjoy a free, endearing and subversive discussion on activism in our community. Opening Panel: What does a strike do? (Owen Reidy, SIPTU; Véronique Altglas and Merav Amir UCU at QUB). Please refer to www.theduncairn.com for a full list of talks, times and contributors across the two days. Confirmed contributors to other sections include Phil Scraton, Madeleine Leonard, Peter Doak, Agustina Martire & John Barry. For information Contact Conor Maskey on conor@intercommbelfast.com

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www.facebook.com/newlodgefestival Page 10 Friday 10th August continued Scribes at the Duncairn Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts 7.00pm Free Event. Free Wine Reception The 5th Annual Scribes at the Duncairn with poet Stephen James Smith, novelist Lisa McInerney, and Tony Doherty, writer and Bloody Sunday justice campaigner. Music by Stephen Hall Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today. Stephen is a co-founder of LINGO Festival, Ireland’s only spoken word festival, and poetry curator of the annual First Fortnight Festival. He co-produced Dublin: A Year in Words poetry video series for Dublin UNESCO City of Literature.

Lisa McInerney’s is a novelist and contributing editor at The Stinging Fly. Her work has featured in The Guardian, Granta and BBC Radio 4 and in the anthology The Long Gaze Back. Her story, Navigation, was longlisted for the 2017 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. Lisa’s debut novel The Glorious Heresies explores salvation, shame and the legacy of Ireland’s twentieth-century attitudes to sex and family. It won the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and the 2016 Desmond Elliott Prize. Her new novel, The Blood was longlisted for the 2018 Dylan Thomas Prize and was joint winner of the 2018 RSL Encore Award.

Tony Doherty’s memoir, This Man’s Wee Boy was released in 2016 and charts growing up in Derry in the 1960s and early 1970s. His second book, The Dead Beside Us picks up where This Man’s Wee Boy finishes, with the horrifying impact of Bloody Sunday on the Doherty family. Chaired by Marnie Kennedy coordinator of Stories @ the Duncairn, a volunteerled, community literature project in North Belfast. For information contact Marnie 028 90 747114 Celebrating Sailortown St. Joseph’s Church 4.30pm – 7.00pm As it moves into a new era you are invited to visit Sailortown to enjoy a celebration of its history and culture. This will entail two days of events in Princes’ Dock Street as well as at St Joseph’s Church and in local bars.

Included are live performances, films and photography of local scenes/heritage, music, craic local food at St. Joseph’s Church and other Sailortown venues. Featuring Byzantium Choral Film. For information contact Terry McKeown -02890751094 - Facebook - save St Joe’s, Friends of St Joseph’s Church Sailortown, Twitter - St joes Belfast or Gerard Rosato at Clanmil 028 90 876000 or gerard.rosato @clanmil.org. uk Hot August Night Older Peoples Event Star Neighbourhood Centre 7.00pm This very popular annual cross community event will provide a night of Music and Craic for Senior Citizens. Listen to Elvis, Neil Diamond and Michael Buble. Followed by Pado’s Disco. For information contact Maria at the Star (028) 90 740 693 Saturday 11th August Community Pampering and Well Being Day New Lodge Youth Centre, Upper Meadow Street. 12.00pm - 2.00pm. Free Event For Women and Men! Come in, relax and enjoya fewhours toyourself. Our Pampering Day includes complementary therapies such as massage, as well as various beauty treatments, haircuts and shaves. We will also provide food and refreshments and you can drop the wee ones at our kiddies corner with face painters, hair dressing and child entertainer.

For Information contact Mary Stanton phone 028 90 322289

www.facebook.com/newlodgefestival Page 11 Saturday 11th August continued Alternative University - Day 2 Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts,10.00 am-6.30pm Closing Panel is at 5.30pm. - Radicalism in the University, From 1968 France to Belfast. Today. Julie Le Mazier, Sociologist at St Denis University, Sean Fearon former President of QUB’s Student Union, Michael Pierce, UCU at QUB. Please refer to www.theduncairn.com for a full list of talks, times and contributors across the two days. Contact: Conor Maskey on conor@intercommbelfast.com Tar Isteach Music/Dance/Quiz Night Get your thinking caps and dancing shoes on and get along to Cassidy’s Bar to support this event in support of a great community organisation, Tar Isteach.

For information contact Tommy Quigley 028 90 746664/5 Sunday 12th August Celebrating Sailortown Day 2 ‘Belfast Barra’s’ Market in Barrow Square. 1.00pm-5.00pm A place for the community to get together, exchange ideas and tasters, accompanied by live performances, children’s games, films and food with a a variety of stalls from numerous vendors. Little Italy Event St. Joseph’s Church 4.00pm – 7.00pm This special Italian themed event is to celebrate and remember the great contribution that Italian migrants made to the Sailortown community and beyond. It will include, The Little Italy Heritage Talk, Photo Exhibition, Italian Finger food, Italian Ice Cream Vendor, Opera Renditions and Local Music. All Welcome.

Monday 13th August Cross Community Get Together Grounds of Baptist Church 246 Antrim Road. 4.00pm - 6.00pm Free Event Tar Isteach and the North Belfast Christian Fellowship get together to celebrate this year’s Festival with a cross community BBQ and a day of friendly conversation and music in the church grounds. They invite all their friends and service users to come along and enjoy the craic. with New Lodge Arts SUMMER ACADEMY SUMMER ACADEMY SUMMER ACADEMY Steal the spotlight at one of our popular drama summer schemes. There will be a showcase on the final day where you can watch your little stars perform. Energy and enthusiasm a must!

Please bring a packed lunch and wear comfortable clothing for moving about! 23 - 27 July Tutors: C21 Theatre Cost: £15 Venue: Girdwood Hub Time: 10-3pm daily Age: 6-8 Years 30 July - 3 August Tutors: C21 Theatre Cost: £15 Venue: Girdwood Hub Time: 10-3pm daily Age: 9-12 Years 6 - 10 August Tutors: Sarah and Brona Cost: £15 Venue: North Queen Street Community Centre Time: 10-3pm daily Age: 6-11 Years Get this Summer! Booking Booking Get in early and get your place booked! Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

To register and make payment, please call into our enrolment session on Tuesday 26 June 2018 at New lodge Arts, 5 Churchill Street, Belfast BT15 2BP between 1-3pm For further information on our programmes follow us on Facebook, Twitter, contact us on 02890 742 255 or email karen.smyth@ashtoncentre.com

Programme Designed and Produced by www.facebook.com/newlodgefestival Wednesday 8th August Planet Love - Falls Park Buses leaving New Lodge 4.30pm (Pick Up points to be announced later) This year Feile An Phobail present the massively anticipated, LOVE: 20 Years of Planet Love concert in the Falls Park, West Belfast. This will consist of an incredible line up of stars. The event is for people aged 16 and over. Entrance tickets for this event will be free but only allocated to persons that are over 18 years old with valid identification, maximum allocation of 5 tickets per person. Free buses will be provided to and from this event. Bus tickets can also be acquired at the same time as entrance tickets. The issuing of a ticket will not absolutely guarantee entrance to the event or on to the bus. For example, anyone deemed too young, misbehaving, intoxicated or at risk could be denied entrance by security.

Under 18s attending the event must be accompanied by an adult. Further information on tickets and bus pick up points will appear on New Lodge Festival Facebook page from Wednesday 1st August 2018. For further information check out our Facebook page: facebook.com/newlodgefestival LOVE 20 Years of Planet Love