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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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Music Tour Is Award Winner

The Belfast Music Tour has been named as one of the top ten must see attractions in the UK by official tourism website VisitBritain. The Belfast City Council-backed tour is a bus trip around the city’s musical landmarks. It celebrates the rock and roll history of Belfast – from Them and Van Morrison to Snow Patrol. Music fans start the tour by looking at the hall of fame in the Spring and Airbrake live venue. As the bus continues, tourists …

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Youngest Mayor Is Just 25 in Belfast

Youngest Mayor Is Just 25 Sinn Féin councillor Niall Ó Donnghaile has become Belfast’s youngest ever Lord Mayor at the age of 25.   He said: “I am delighted and honoured to be selected as first citizen for this great city and I invite everyone to come along and join me to celebrate all that is good and great about Belfast.   “This city of ours is certainly a place to be proud of; it is not only an amazing …

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