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Elizabeth McGeown joins Broken Hearts poets for alternative Valentine's event

Gail Bell
FOR the "lost, lovelorn and the generally miserable", it's time to forget the saccharine hearts and flowers of Valentine's Day and get down with the heartache, according to Poetry Circus, whose Broken Hearts event in Edinburgh this week features prize-winning performance poet Elizabeth McGeown, from Belfast.

New family festival spells cafe culture for kids during February mid-term break

Jenny Lee
THIS mid-term, why not treat the kids to a little creative fun, while you treat yourself to a coffee at one of Belfast's Creative Cafes? The new mini-festival runs from February 18 to 22 in various venues including Costa Coffee, Café Nero, Clements and Easons and the best news is all events are free.

Review: Sweeney Todd at the Lyric Theatre

Jane Hardy
GIVEN its savage critique of a divided society, Sondheim's Sweeney Todd was a great choice for director Walter Sutcliffe's first production for Opera NI at the packed Lyric Theatre.

Review: Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games Waterfront Hall, Belfast, February 5-10 If you had to list the cultural definers of contemporary Irishness, you'd include Seamus Heaney, Van Morrison, maybe The Pogues and definitely Michael Flatley.

Review: Jake O'Kane, Grand Opera House

Nobody Shouted Stop Jake O’Kane Grand Opera House, then touring I’d never seen a stand-up comedian perform live so my baptism was just about the best it could be.

Review: Is That Too Hot at The Mac

Anne Hailes
BUNS 'r' Us is a busy little hairdressing salon in west Belfast. It’s run by Olive, with a heart of gold but not much in the till. Bills are stuffed away until eviction looms.

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