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Childish Fun for the Adults at ‘We Are Vertigo’ 

We Are Vertigo at the Newtownbreda Factory Estate has undergone a change. Gone are the trampolines, as We Are Vertigo becomes home to ‘the only indoor inflatable fun world on the island of Ireland!’ They label it a ‘fortress of fun’ and a ‘cloud-like castle’, and it’s hard to disagree with that description. It’s a Saturday evening …

International

100-year-old Bob Lingwood attends Omagh Remembrance Service 2018

  On the 11th November a parade in Omagh was held in remembrance of the fallen – 100 years since the First World War ended. A number of youth groups, scouts, guides and cadets walked with the British Legion in remembrance of the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in protecting …

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SAVIA campaign against institutional abuse

SAVIA.Mobile-piece Margaret McGuckin belongs to Survivors and victims of institutional abuse (SAVIA), For the last eleven years SAVIA have been campaigning for recognition and compensation. SAVIA has had recent success with the findings of an inquiry into historical and institutional abuse agreeing that there was systemic abuse in many institutions …

Politics

Yellow Vest protesters march in Manchester

  By Nick Winchester A group numbering 15 pro-Brexit ‘Yellow Vest’ marchers took to Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester on Saturday, February 9. The group, styled on the movement which has seen protests across France since November last year, sang “Bye-bye EU” and handed out leaflets with a number of demands, …

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Stormont: a two-and-a-half-year hiatus, but do we really need our politicians?

  In August 2018, Northern Ireland set an unwanted record, surpassing Belgium for the world’s longest peacetime period without a working government. This shocked and appalled many, but given the costs involved and what many would perceive as a lack of success when Stormont was up and running, is an …

Arts

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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Out to vote event aims to engage LGBT* people in the local government elections

Carmen Torres, Belfast 34% percent of users of The Rainbow Project -the largest LGBT association in Northern Ireland- wouldn’t vote in the local government elections. These are results of a survey conducted by the association. Here NI, Cara NI, Transgender NI and The Rainbow project have joined forces in the …

Rosalia El Mal Querer
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Why El mal querer by Rosalia is a revolutionary masterpiece

Rosalía Vila Tobella, better known as simply Rosalía, is no stranger to the Spanish audience. After the release of Malamente -a powerful mix of flamenco and urban music- the Catalan artist became an instant hit among Spanish youth and a cultural phenomenon.   Given the complicated and fascinating history of …

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A newly dry drinker’s guide to alcohol-free beers

  I’ve been sober for coming up to two months now after having my last drink at some time around 2am on January 1. Asking me a year ago whether I would ever consider taking time off from drinking, or even suggesting ‘Dry January’, would have resulted in an unwavering ‘no’, probably accompanied by …

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 …