ROUNDING off a fine year of live music, DJ sets and strange happenings (like Pulp man Jarvis Cocker calling bingo at last month's event prior to unleashing his Dancefloor Meditations with Steve Mackey), the God's Waiting Room Christmas Party takes place tomorrow night at the Maple Leaf Club in Belfast.
Today Glen Hansard – The Ulster Hall, Belfast Dana Masters – Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Surf Green, Sit Tight, Kavalier etc – Voodoo, Belfast Oli Howe, Dave Redmond, Darren Beckett – No Alibis, Belfast Bosco Ramos, Junk Drawer, Slouch – Sandinos, Derry Saturday December 16 And So I Watch You From Afar, Touts, Catalan etc – Telegraph Building, Belfast.
ANYONE raised on a housing estate will recognise the camaraderie, grassroots decency and innocent abandonment of outside play that characterises Hearthlands, about growing up in the White City estate in north Belfast.
FICTION Marked For Revenge by Emelie Schepp, published in paperback by HarperCollins PUBLIC prosecutor Jana Berzelius returns to take on more Swedish baddies in the second part of Emelie Schepp's Marked For trilogy.
AS THE end credits roll on Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, replete with a poignant on-screen tribute to "our princess Carrie Fisher", a bell tolls on nostalgia-steeped memories of George Lucas's epic space saga.
Knock Back by Pauline Burgess, published by Poolbeg Press Co Down writer and teacher Pauline Burgess is inspired every single day by the children around her, including her 10-year-old daughter Emma and her students at St Malachy's High School in Castlewellan.