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Belfast Fashion Week 2019

The latest trend of this years BFW…Diversity?       Denim, neon, sparkle and…boiler suits, yes you heard it here! Are all what to expect in upcoming fashion trends this spring from Belfast fashion Week. The show has been running 27 years and the looks just keep getting better. Director …

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‘Folk Miscreants’ Lankum charm Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin.

Lankum   As part of the IMBOLC international music festival, The Derry audience were treated to an evening of devilish charm and dark reflection when Lankum took to the stage at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin. Lankum are a four piece ensemble from Dublin who are self-described as “the miscreants of folk …

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Giving back to the Cregagh community through music

Friday 5th April saw Cregagh Presbyterian Church in east Belfast hold their ‘Spring Musical Variety Concert’, in aid of the church’s ongoing renovations. The concert saw performances from several bands and singers, including the Millar Memorial flute band. A different side to Northern Ireland’s marching culture. Philip Gribben, a flutist …

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STREAMING KILLED THE CINEMA STAR: ARE STREAMING SERVICES KILLING THE CINEMA?

It’s a rainy Friday night, you walk through the doors, smell the popcorn, grab your tickets and you’re ready to sit back, relax and enjoy the movie you’ve been waiting so long to see. A trip to the cinema has been a social activity since its introduction into modern society …

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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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‘Logan’ Review: The final chapter of Wolverine’s story slices and dices all before it

Fans of the X-Men series have been clamouring for a gritty, ultra-realistic and brazenly violent Wolverine movie for many years, and even more so recently considering the success of fellow Fox property Deadpool. In Logan, which is touted to be Hugh Jackman’s last turn as the adamantium-clawed mutant, Fox and …

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The Positive Impact of the Arts on Belfast City

    With the increase in funding for the local arts, and with the vast increase in visitors flocking to the city, Belfast knows only too well the positive influence of the arts. But how has this happened? and where can you experience it yourself? Investigated by Naomi Dowling.  Back …

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‘Go Girl” exhibition at QSS Gallery on International Women’s Day

The ‘Go Girl’ exhibition at the QSS Gallery in Belfast was launched on the 8 March, to coincide with International Women’s Day 2017. ‘Go Girl’ is a collective of female artists, musicians and photographers from across Belfast who work together to raise awareness for works by women within the creative …

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Women In the Creative Industries

On Friday 22nd April three inspiring women hosted an event as part of the Belfast Film Festival, which demonstrated how women are treated and portrayed in this particular medium. First to speak was Fiona McElroy, the Creative Enterprise Manager at Ulster University since 2006. Fiona founded the Honeycomb Creative Works …

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Music Seminar with Modular Maestro

On the 27th of April the Dublin Institute of Technology DJ Society hosted an analogue music seminar in collaboration with renowned local electronic music artist Matt Flanagan, better known as DeFeKT. The event, which took place in The Bull and Castle in Dublin, was the second in series of seminars …