A GLEN Road bar is set to turn into a food lovers paradise this weekend with a one-of-a-kind catering truck market. The Glenowen will welcome nine other businesses to their car park for the event, offering tastes from around the world including their Crooked Cocktails truck, Taquitos, Pizza Napoletana (Belfast Pizza Blogger), Sam Smith Street Food, Don Balloon Café and Restaurant, Fairleys Flavours, The Griddle (by Angus Farm), Bunelos Coffee and Donuts and The Grill. Speaking ahead of the event – which runs from 2-9pm – Laurence Burns from Glenowen said: “On Saturday we are hosting our first Catering Truck Market in association with Cater Trucks NI. “This idea was mainly generated from us having our very own Cocktail Truck, 'Crooked Cocktails' which will be a big focus of ours in 2023. “When registering this with Sam Smith owner of Cater Trucks NI, which is an agency for all things Cater Trucks in Northern Ireland, we got to talking and decided to host our very own market for the people of West Belfast." Laurence said that since taking over The Glenowen one of their main aims was to revive what was one of West Belfast’s most popular go-to spots by creating a buzz and excitement. “The sky is the limit with this place, and we have a long way to go but the likes of our Morden Drinks Menu, monthly Comedy Nights, weekly entertainment and now The Cater Truck Market have us on the right path. “We hope to host this market a couple of times throughout this year all being well.” If you enjoy your cocktails, you might want to consider booking the Crooked Cocktail truck which is available for events including private functions, weddings, festivals, product launches, business events and everything in between. For more information email email@example.com
PAGE Turner (RTÉ ONE) is the latest effort to take a book-club meeting and translate it on to the TV screen. Compared to a real-life book-club, the television version is at one remove from reality; on the other hand TV allows you to sit on the sidelines and watch/listen, without the worry that you’ll be expected to come up with an insightful comment.
THIS year's 4 Corners Festival theme is 'Dreams... Visions for Belfast', marking the 60 years since Rev Dr Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream speech' in Washington DC when he advocated a better, more just America.
BELFAST City Council’s Planning Committee have given approval for a new renewable energy storage plant close to Colin Glen Forest – despite objections from the National Trust and Belfast Hills Partnership. The proposal by Hannahstown BESS of Carrickmore, still has to be approved by full Council next Wednesday (1 February), and will see the installation of a storage system storage with capacity up to 50MW, associated electricity substation/transformer compound, improvement to the existing access, landscaping and associated ancillary development/site works. The proposal includes 25 battery container units and 25 substations.
COMHAIRLE na Gaelscolaíochta are returning as long-term sponsors of the Blackboard Awards (Gradaim Scoth na Scoile) recognising the commitment and dedication of teachers and others in the Irish-medium sector.
MARITIME Belfast Trust, the charity responsible for promoting and preserving Belfast’s maritime heritage, are back on board with the 11th annual Blackboard Awards for the third year running. Maritime Belfast Trust preserves and promotes Belfast’s authentic maritime heritage for the enjoyment of current and future generations, and in doing so contributes to the successful social and economic development of the city. Some of their successes to date include the delivery of Titanic Belfast, completed in 2012, has had over seven million visitors from 145 countries, and contributed £430 million to the local economy, the restoration and transformation of the former Harland and Wolf Drawing Offices into the Titanic Hotel. Alongside this, the trust have delivered SoundYard on the Maritime Mile which celebrates Belfast’s maritime heritage and attracts local communities, reconnecting them with their local waterfront as well as providing a unique play and sound experience for visitors of all ages and abilities. Among their exciting plans for 2023 include an exciting Explore MORE campaign that will not only encourage locals and visitors to explore more by visiting heritage sites, walking, running and cycling, but also learning and deepening their understanding of Belfast’s vibrant quaysides and heritage during the daytime and evening, which they hope will result in more people having fun and positive experiences. Maeve Moreland, Maritime Belfast’s Destination Manager, said: "We are delighted to be sponsoring Belfast of the Welcomes Award for teachers working with newcomer children. “This is our third year involved with the annual Black Board Awards. It is an excellent initiative that celebrates all the amazing work of Belfast’s teachers and also an opportunity to thank them for all their hard work. “We would also like to thank Titanic Belfast for an amazing a self-guided tour of the Titanic Experience for 30 pupils. We can’t wait to see the reimagined Titanic Experience open in March 2023, –make sure you’re first in line to enjoy the new experience.”