BELFAST arts journalist and writer Jane Coyle is to travel to Vienna next month to begin work on the script for a new bilingual production of her award-winning play The Suitcase, which is scheduled to open in the Austrian capital in March.
LUMINOUS Soul, the only contemporary dance development programme for disabled people in Northern Ireland celebrates its 10th anniversary by hosting the inclusive dance festival MeetShareDance in Belfast from September 5-7.
BEING a drunk from Northern Ireland comes naturally to Marty Maguire, who can pull off a 'man-who's-had-too-much' stagger just as convincingly as he might, on a different night, throw an intoxicated customer out of a nightclub.
1. When did you think about a career in comedy and what were your first steps into it? I decided around 1980 I could have a career in comedy, having done hundreds of charity shows and semi pro gigs to test the reaction.
SHIRLEY Valentine, the winsome, working class heroine created by award-winning dramatist Willy Russell of Blood Brothers and Educating Rita fame, is to be uprooted from her familiar Liverpudlian terrace and rehomed in the middle of Belfast.
TOURISM Northern Ireland and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland have joined forces to launch Embrace The Place, an initiative in which the arts are being used to tell the stories of four of the north's tourism hotspots.
NOBODY needs to be told a little dancing is good for the soul – but did you know there's actually science to back it up? In recent years, several studies have found that getting footloose can help boost your mood, soothe away stress, and help tackle mental health issues.
1. When did you think about a career in theatre and what were your first steps into it? I got an acting job as the lead in Sleeping Beauty at the Arts Theatre and then got to know the women who would eventually found Charabanc Theatre Company along with myself.