Arts

The Art of Textiles

    A mojo feature by Martin O’Neill   Mairead McCormack discusses how she progressed into the textile industry and how specialising in embroidery provided her with opportunities to work in the creative industry, specifically the art sector. She also says that specialising in the textile art field has opened …

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2017 Belfast in bloom runners up work hard to secure first place this year

The local people who run Whiterock’s community garden in Belfast are set for a successful season of growing following a few months hard work. Last year they entered the annual Belfast in bloom competition, hosted by Belfast City Council and secured second place. They are encouraging people to get involved …

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Bangor bar hosts its very first “doggy day”

The Hop House bar in Bangor hosted their very first “doggy day” event. The popular bar partnered up with animal charity Assisi and Glenn’s Veterinary Clinic to provide a venue for dog owners so they would have a space to bond with their loyal canine friends. Guests were welcomed with …

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Premier League 2017/18 Season Review.

  On the 13th May 2018, the curtain fell on yet another season of Premier League football. Despite the title being wrapped up quite early by the magnificent Manchester City, who will rightly receive their well-deserved plaudits from critics and fans alike, there was individual brilliance throughout the league as …

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New TV comedy show “Derry Girls” takes the UK by storm

Review: Derry Girls 2018   It’s the fresh new comedy series that everyone has been talking about. When “Derry Girls” first hit our screens in early January 2018, no one could have predicted the success that was about to follow.   Brilliantly written and created by Lisa McGee, there is …

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UK’s biggest food festival welcomes back Toploader after a two year break

  It’s the UK’s biggest food festival. The Foodies Festival welcomes over 30,000 people from across the UK to tantalise tastebuds with some of the world’s best chefs, street food stalls, and provide outstanding entertainment from legendary artists. As well as appearances from The Hoosiers and other talented musicians, this year’s …

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An era of oversharing the perfectly edited life.

Various research has shown that Instagram is one of the worst social networks for our mental health, and yet we can’t stay off it. App users are prone to feel more depressed after scrolling through endless idyllic sunsets, heavenly fit bodies, crystal clear blue waters and sun-kissed holiday photos. As an …

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John Hegarty Blues Band raises funds for Simon Community

The John Hegarty Blues Band rocked Belfast with a charity concert for the Simon Community. The concert took place on 26 April, in the upstairs room of the Duke of York, a well-known pub in the city, which the owners donated for free to the event. The Simon Community is …

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Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle – A review

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is an action-comedy sequel to the 1995 Robin Williams classic Jumanji. After Williams escaped from the magical board game 23 years ago, a group of unsuspecting teens are sucked into the mysterious jungle of Jumanji. Acclaimed director Jake Kasdan updates the movie for a modern audience by transforming the nostalgic board game into a vortex-creating video game which sucks the audience in. The four …

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The philosophy of Frasier

  Following the death of the late John Mahoney in February of this year, it prompts memories of his career, in particularly when he starred in his most famous role in the American sitcom, Frasier. Frasier started out as a spin-off of the popular sitcom Cheers  and quickly rose to …