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Writer and comic Joe Nawaz on growing up in a mixed-race family in Belfast

Jenny Lee
HAVE you heard the one about the Catholic Muslim? The son of a Pakistani Muslim father, who came to Belfast to study geology at Queen's University, and an Irish Catholic mother, Joe Nawaz endured many painful jokes and remarks growing up in a mixed-race, mixed-faith household at the height of the Troubles.

Brendan Cole: Who knows when Strictly will say goodbye?

Joanne Sweeney
NO SOONER had the glitter settled as Strictly Come Dancing drew to a close just before Christmas than a press story was published saying dance professional Brendan Cole was seen "holding hands" with his stunning blonde professional dance partner, Nadia Bychkova at the show's wrap party.

Terry Bradley: I think my art breaks down barriers

Joanne Sweeney
TERRY Bradley doesn't just wear his heart on his sleeve, he puts it into every line and stroke of his distinctive paintings which have earned him international acclaim over the 22 years since he exploded on to the Irish art scene.

Belfast Children's Festival back for 20th year

David Roy
THIS year's Belfast Children's Festival (BCF) will take place between Friday March 9 and Wednesday March 14, bringing more than 110 events to 14 locations across the city.

Essential comedy: Fern Brady at Out To Lunch

David Roy
SCOTTISH stand-up Fern Brady has been a regular visitor to Ireland over the past couple of years and the West Lothian comic will keep up this tradition in 2018 on her first ever tour with current show Suffer, Fools! Fern will be at The Black Box on January 7 as part of the Out To Lunch Festival with this fully realised version of the work-in-progress she brought to Belfast back in the summer before taking it to Edinburgh for her third well received run at the Fringe.

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