Nexus NI encourages MLAs to help #BreakTheSilence on Sexual Violence

Kirsty Winter Consumer

Local sexual violence support charity, Nexus NI, is calling on MLAs to make a New Year’s resolution to help break the silence on sexual violence in Northern Ireland, in an event held in Stormont’s Long Gallery today (10th January). In recent months, the charity experienced a 21% increase in referrals for their specialist counselling services, but they know there is …

Northern Ireland Bartenders Drink in History of Hennessy

Kirsty Winter Consumer

~ NI Hennessy Connoisseurs discover secrets of the world’s most iconic Cognac brand ~ Three Northern Ireland bartenders travelled to Cognac for an immersive training experience at the home of Hennessy and, having returned home, are putting their newfound knowledge to good use in bars across NI this festive season… Michael Young of The Vault in Banbridge, Mark McConville of …

The Oscars Of Traditional Irish Music Comes To Belfast

Niamh Parker Consumer

TG4’s Gradam Ceoil award ceremony is set to come to the Belfast Waterfront next year for the first time in its 21-year history, beginning a four-year residency at the venue. Known as the Oscars of traditional music, the live concert and award ceremony will take place on Sunday 4th February, 2018 and will be a live broadcast on TG4. Hosted …

Festive Fortune For Local Kids’ Clubs

Niamh Parker Consumer

Christmas has come early for eight local children’s clubs as Little Wing Pizzeria dished out funds as part of its Little Wing Little Stars bursary scheme. Returning for the fourth year, the programme was open to children’s clubs located near any of Little Wing’s eight branches across Northern Ireland. Eight lucky clubs were awarded a £500 bursary; Clarkes Dance Studio …

Local Choir Hits The High Notes To Star In The OUTLET’s Christmas TV Campaign

Niamh Parker Consumer

St. Agnes’ Choral Society has won an opportunity to feature in a Christmas TV campaign for The OUTLET in Banbridge. The Belfast-based musical theatre group, which celebrated its 60th anniversary this year, answered The OUTLET’s call to find a choir for its ‘Jingle All The Way’ Christmas TV campaign by submitting a video demo and impressed the judges with their …

The Merchant Hotel Lights up For Christmas

Kirsty Winter Consumer

As the countdown to the festive season begins, one of Belfast’s most spectacular Christmas trees has been unveiled, after months of preparation.  Guests at the hotel enjoyed a yuletide performance in The Great Room Restaurant by the renowned Belfast Community Gospel Choir as the lights on the impressive 25ft tree, which took over six hours to erect, were switched on.  …

Local Charity Experiences Surge In Referrals In The Wake Of Hollywood Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Niamh Parker Consumer

Local charity, Nexus NI, which provides support to victims of sexual violence, has seen a 21% increase in referrals for their specialist counselling service in the last three months.  One of the factors for the increase can be attributed to the recent global media storm in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein case. Nexus, which has supported thousands of people …