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£18m Belfast arts centre opens

After ten years of planning, Belfast’s new Metropolitan Arts Centre has opened. The MAC, in the heart of Belfast, will be a 21st century building that will compete with other arts centre on a global stage.

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Lonely Artist Takes To The Streets

An artist who got fed up and lonely in his studio decided to sit on the streets and paint market traders instead. Brian Ballard began painting the characters he saw in St George’s Market and has now become a regular fixture in the area. He gives the paintings to the traders when they are finished.

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Sculpture will RISE

A giant piece of artwork is set to dominate the skyline in Belfast when it is completed in the summer. The RISE sculpture will be the biggest piece of artwork ever commissioned in Northern Ireland and will tower 37.5 metres – or 123 feet – above the city’s Broadway roundabout. The sculpture, by the Nottingham artist Wolfgang Buttress, is made up of two globes, one inside the other, cast in silver and white steel. The piece is designed to symbolize …

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