ENGAGEMENT with the arts has long been considered as an invaluable way to treat some of society's ills and now the mental health and wellbeing of young people in the north is set to be improved by a new bespoke arts programme.
DID you get tickets for Limmy's Belfast debut yet? If not, don't bother trying: both the Glasgow comedian's original date on May 19 and the extra one 'added due to unprecedented demand' on May 20 sold out in under 45 minutes on Wednesday, probably while you were stuck in a meeting, panic-buying crap Christmas presents or shovelling lunch into your face.
LIKE painful intestinal bloating, the cathartic binning of tinsel and living on left-over turkey scraps until your January pay day, comedian Jake O'Kane's annual stand-up tour has become a post-Christmas tradition.
STARRING Adrian Dunbar and Michael Shea, this 20-minute short film is based on the real-life struggle of Belfast actor/director James Ellis and writer Sam Thompson to stage their 1959 play Over The Bridge – one of the first local productions to tackle the religious divide in the north.
THEY'VE already tackled slimming and Christmas dinner and now Belfast actresses Caroline Curran and Julie Maxwell are back at Newtonabbey's Theatre at the Mill dramatising another seasonal indulgence – drink.
1. When did you think about music/comedy as a career and what were your first steps into it? I spent most of my time teaching others how to do both until half way through my master's in Drama and Performance at Queen's University when I had to do it out of necessity.