05 Jun 2018


08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Greater New Lodge Community Festival 2018

Thursday 26th July

The Relevance of the Life and Work of Mary Ann McCracken for Belfast Today Talk, Clifton House, 7pm  


Saturday 28th July

Summer 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 in art workshops, see live street performers or to take part in our Family Treasure Hunt and much more including boating where young and old can try their hand at rowing and flavour some of the most beautiful hand built boats of our maritime heritage.

Event Organised by New Lodge Arts.  For information contact Cecilia Heron 02890742255.

Saturday 28th July

Man In The Moon Play

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 presents 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.

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   Tickets £10

Saturday 28th July

Folk night featuring Terry O’Neill Cassidy’s Bar 347 Antrim Road 8.00

Monday 30th July

 Art Exhibition  – Daily 10.00- 5.00  Duncairn Culture and Arts Centre

Thursday 2nd August

Tar Isteach Family Fun Day North Queen Street Park 1.00- 4.00 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 746664


Thursday 2nd August

Sounds Like a Boy’s Life, Duncairn Culture and Arts Centre, 7pm

Sounds Like a Boy’s Life is an exciting collaboration between the Ulster Orchestra and acclaimed writer of memoir Tony Doherty. First performed to a standing ovation at Derry’s Nerve Centre during the 2017 Foyle Film Festival, the collaboration is based upon memoir extracts from the award short-listed This Man’s Wee Boy (2016) and The Dead Beside Us (2017), fusing musical references in both books with an outstanding, specially-composed musical arrangement by Philip Walton. Both books chart Tony’s young life growing up in Derry in the idyllically peaceful 1960s to the increasingly violent 1970s and 80s. Not to be missed!  Contact Paul O’Neill at the Ashton Centre 028 90 742255.  Free Event

Friday 3rd August  

A Woman’s Perspective Girdwood Community Hub

“Let’s Talk Consent! Part 1” Documentary followed by Q&A

Speakers to be confirmed.  Details to follow.

Saturday 4th August

Historical Tour of Clifton St Cemetery 11.00.   Meet at gates of Clifton Street Cemetery- Free event


Find out the more about the fascinating historical characters buried in cemetery history and their contribution the political, social, economic and  cultural development of the city. Tour guide the renowned local historian Joe Baker

Saturday 5th August

A Woman’s Perspective Girdwood Community Hub

“Let’s Talk Consent! Part 2” Speakers to be confirmed.  Details to follow.

Thursday 9th August

Eamon Phoenix Talk Secret History: The North from the State Papers 1922-1993

Duncairn Culture and Arts Centre, Thursday 9th August, 7p 

Friday 10th August

The 5th Annual Scribes at the Duncairn

Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts.   7.00pm.   With poets Stephen James Smith, Lisa McInerney and writer Tony Doherty, Compere Marnie Kennedy.

For more information contact Marnie Kennedy 90747114

Free Event.  Free Wine Reception

Friday 10th August & Saturday 11th August

Alternative University

UCU / Duncairn Centre / Féile an Phobail / Greater New Lodge Festival / Intercomm

In partnership with Féile an Phobail, the Greater New Lodge Festival, and Intercomm, the University and College Union (UCU) at Queen’s offers a re-edition of its Alternative University in the Duncairn Centre, 10-11 August 2018.  The Alternative University is a series of talks which will give the public the opportunity to participate and enjoy a free, endearing and subversive discussion on activism in our community. Come to listen, talk back and think collectively with academics from all disciplines

Saturday 11th August


Community Health and Pampering Day, New Lodge Youth Centre.  Upper Meadow Street 12.00pm – 2.00pm. Free Event

For Women and Men!  Come in, relax and enjoy a few hours to yourself.   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 742255

Saturday 11th August


Tar Isteach Music Night   Cassidy’s Bar Antrim Road.  8.00- Late £5 Pay at Door

Support this fund raising event on behalf of a great community organisation, Tar Isteach.  For information contact Tommy Quigley 028 90 746664/5

Saturday 11th August


Big Traditional Music Session Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts 7.30.  More details to follow


Monday 13th August


Cross-community Get Together, music, BBQ and Conversation

Baptist Church, 246 Antrim Road. 2pm-4pm. Contact Tommy Quigley 028 9074 6664

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