Stars remember Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Published: Friday, 18 April 2014
Stars including Forest Whitaker, Lena Dunham, Shakira and Eva Longoria have paid tribute to beloved Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez following his death on Thursday.
Tributes to hero Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Published: Friday, 18 April 2014
America's leader President Barack Obama and one of his predecessors Bill Clinton have joined the authors and celebrities around the world paying tribute to Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died on Thursday.
International mix for Belfast Festival
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
The first acts for the 2014 Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's have been announced and include a number of top international acts that will perform for the first time in Northern Ireland.
Hopes for annual Derry Tattoo
Published: Thursday, 10 April 2014
The Walled City Tattoo - which was one of the highlights of the 2013 UK City of Culture year - will return to Derry~Londonderry this summer and organisers are hoping it could be an annual event.
Festival of Fools launched in Belfast
Published: Tuesday, 01 April 2014
The 11th annual Festival of Fools has been launched in Belfast with trapeze artists, jugglers and silent clowns all in the mix for this year's programme.
Writer Sam McAughtry dies
Published: Friday, 28 March 2014
Writer and broadcaster Sam McAughtry has died at the age of 91 after a long illness.
Bid to change marching band stereotypes
Published: Wednesday, 26 March 2014
An initiative has been launched in a bid to challenge perceptions of marching bands in Londonderry.
MAC showcase for charity art auction
Published: Wednesday, 26 March 2014
A collection of 150 pieces of artwork displayed at the MAC Belfast is going under the hammer to raise £50k for the NSPCC NI's Changing Childhoods Appeal.
UUP 'walk out on Ervine over Irish'
Published: Tuesday, 25 March 2014
The Ulster Unionist Party has defended its position after staging a walkout ahead of a presentation on the Irish language by Linda Ervine at Down District Council.
NI set for St Patrick celebrations
Published: Friday, 14 March 2014
A host of festivities are set to take place across Northern Ireland this weekend in celebration of St Patrick's Day.
Dalriada returns with 'thunderous roar'
Published: Wednesday, 12 March 2014
The Dalriada Festival is set to return with a "thunderous roar" this summer as a huge programme of events has been announced.
Downpatrick set for arrival of St Pat
Published: Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Downpatrick is preparing to mark St Patrick's Day by staging a re-enactment of the saintly visitor's arrival in Ireland.
Ulster Bank cuts festival sponsorship
Published: Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Organisers of the Belfast Festival at Queen's have said they are "very confident" this year's event will go ahead, despite the Ulster Bank cutting its sponsorship.
NI talent runner up in UK pun race
Published: Sunday, 16 February 2014
Pun-loving local comedian Sean Hegarty came second in a UK comedy competition this week, with his Miley Cyrus themed play on words proving particularly popular.
Stallone surprises fans at Broadway show
Published: Friday, 14 February 2014
Actor Sylvester Stallone surprised fans when he appeared on stage at the end of a Broadway performance of the Rocky musical on Thursday.
Portrait by Irish artist sells for £42.2m
Published: Friday, 14 February 2014
A masterpiece by Dublin born artist Francis Bacon has become the most valuable piece of artwork ever sold by auction house Christie's in Europe after going under the hammer for a record £42.2m.
Clooney film opens as lost art is returned
Published: Friday, 07 February 2014
George Clooney's new film about the real-life art experts who retrieved paintings and sculptures from the Nazis during World War Two has been given a boost thanks to the discovery of a lost treasure.
Tributes to actress Leila Webster
Published: Thursday, 06 February 2014
Northern Ireland actress Leila Webster has died at the age of 90.
Culture Minister says Irish is for all
Published: Monday, 03 February 2014
Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has rebuffed a comment from a leading member of the Orange Order warning Protestants about learning the Irish language.
Full house at Bible play in Newtownabbey
Published: Wednesday, 29 January 2014
There was a full house at Wednesday night's performance of a controversial play about the Bible which was at the centre of a censorship row in Newtownabbey.
Playwright thrilled as sales surge
Published: Tuesday, 28 January 2014
The co-author of a play about the Bible has told UTV he is delighted it has been reinstated after two scheduled performances were initially banned in Newtownabbey.
Council backs u-turn on Bible play
Published: Monday, 27 January 2014
Newtownabbey Borough Council has accepted a u-turn decision that will see the Reduced Shakespeare Company's controversial play about the Bible go ahead later this week.
Twitter in spin over Causeway ballerina
Published: Monday, 27 January 2014
It may attract tourists from all over the globe, but it's not every day you stumble across a world-class ballerina at the Giant's Causeway - unless you're a particularly lucky photographer.
Arts Minister 'saddened' by ban on play
Published: Saturday, 25 January 2014
Culture and Arts Minister Carál Ni Chuilín has described the cancellation of a controversial play about the Bible as disappointing.
Ross Kemp found 'majority happy' in NI
Published: Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Despite filming summer riots in Northern Ireland for his Extreme World series, Ross Kemp says he found the majority of people were "happy" with progress made since the Good Friday Agreement.
Playboy sues over use of Kate Moss snaps
Published: Saturday, 18 January 2014
Bosses at Hugh Hefner's Playboy magazine are suing a rival publication over the online use of sexy photographs of supermodel Kate Moss.
Roddy Doyle to pen Keano's memoir
Published: Friday, 17 January 2014
Roddy Doyle, the Booker Prize-winning author behind The Commitments and Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, is teaming up with another Irish icon to pen his memoir.
Kemp's NI Extreme World due to air
Published: Wednesday, 15 January 2014
A Northern Ireland focused episode of Ross Kemp's documentary series Extreme World - which looks at some of the most crime-ridden, dangerous parts of the globe - is set to air within weeks.
Belfast set to celebrate Chinese New Year
Published: Monday, 13 January 2014
Belfast is getting ready to host a 15-day celebration to welcome the Chinese New Year, it has been announced.
Smiles make Belfast 'happiest UK city'
Published: Monday, 13 January 2014
Analysis carried out on over 100 million Instagram photos from all over the UK has found Belfast to be the city with the most smiles, therefore declaring it the 'happiest' city.
Musican cancels gig due to security fears
Published: Tuesday, 24 December 2013
Rock musician Julian Cope has pulled out of performing at a Belfast arts festival over fears for his safety following a recent dissident republican terrorist bomb attack.
'Santa stop here' lights for City Hall
Published: Thursday, 19 December 2013
The dome at City Hall will be lit up as a flashing red beacon on Christmas Eve to make sure Santa has no problem finding Belfast.
Schools make Derry 'peace pathway'
Published: Thursday, 05 December 2013
A new Pathway for Peace has been created next to Londonderry's Guildhall.
Georgian Day brings Christmas to Armagh
Published: Saturday, 30 November 2013
More than 20,000 people are believed to have attended Georgian Day in Armagh which has kick-started the city's Christmas festivities.
Halloween revellers play dress-up
Published: Friday, 01 November 2013
From the creepy to the hilarious, from traditional monsters to pop culture references, Halloween can only mean one thing - dress-up time!

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