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INVITATIONS ARE OUT FOR ABIGAIL’S PARTY AT THE MAC

INVITATIONS ARE OUT FOR ABIGAIL’S PARTY AT THE MAC

A revival of Mike Leigh’s acclaimed play, Abigail’s Party takes to the stage in the MAC Belfast in April. A biting, hilarious, disco-infused satire of British suburbia in the 70’s, this is one of the most iconic stage plays of the 20th century.

A new MAC production starring Belfast actress Roisin Gallagher as Beverly, Abigail’s Party will open for a three-week run from 14 April until 5 May 2018.

From a time when the height of urban sophistication was cheese and pineapple on a stick, served nonchalantly on a Lazy Susan, comes a tragi-comedy about social climbing, prejudice and fear of not doing ‘the done thing’.

The production is directed by Richard Croxford with an ensemble cast featuring Brigid Shine, Will Irvine, Craig Miller and Imogen Slaughter during a cocktail party which Beverly and her husband Laurence are hosting for their neighbours. The evening is fuelled by plenty of alcohol, an array of savoury bites and olives, and Donna Summer on the record player. But as prejudices are unmasked and tempers flare, Beverly’s perfectly planned evening unravels before her eyes.

The award-winning writer and director Mike Leigh called his play “both a celebration and a lamentation of how we are”, because this isn’t just a play about 1970s Britain, it’s a peek into the frustrations and struggles endured by everyone who has ever floundered and grasped their way through life.

Commenting on the production Simon Magill, Creative Director at the MAC, said: “We’re delighted to be producing Mike Leigh’s bitingly acerbic play at the MAC this spring, perhaps introducing to many that which is familiar to a whole generation of us, thanks, partly, to its legendary 1977 ‘Play for Today’ production on BBC1.”

Tickets for Abigail’s Party are now on-sale.

JOIN PIZZA PUNKS AS IT BRINGS ‘ANARCHY IN THE OVEN’ TO BELFAST!

JOIN PIZZA PUNKS AS IT BRINGS ‘ANARCHY IN THE OVEN’ TO BELFAST!

Belfast is set to welcome a pizza revolution that will shake up the Cathedral Quarter next month and you will want to be a part of it!

 

Pizza Punks is an artisan and wood-fired pizza eatery with a difference. Its philosophy is simple: giving choice and value to their customers. You can have anything you want on your pizza at no extra cost., that’s right, unlimited toppings for one flat fee. Anarchy, right?

 

Pizza Punks has become famous for its legendary artisan wood-fired pizzas, their Sourdough base is handmade on site every day and proved for 24 hours for maximum flavour. Boasting a range of bases and unique toppings to suit every taste (vegan, gluten free and Halal). Its giant wood burning oven will also be front and centre in the new venue, so you can see first hand your creation coming to life.

 

Plus, it doesn’t stop at pizza! Pizza Punks is set to cause a stir with an incredible drinks menu on offer. Retro ice cream floats? Got it. Champion cocktails? Yup. Those crazy Insta-famous freak-shakes? Of course. All of that along with wine on tap, and a great selection of craft beers all served up alongside a great soundtrack – there really is something for everyone including the little punks in your life who can create their own pizza and ice cream from their own children’s menu.

 

The punked up look and feel of the Cathedral Quarter venue marks a new spot for locals, inviting the food lovers of Belfast to come in and hang out amongst the neon signage, wooden worktops and unique atmosphere. If that wasn’t enough, Belfast Street artist, Visual Waste is jumping onboard as a collaborator to punk up the interior even more.

 

The Pizza Punks team have created the perfect combination of menus for every occasion, whether it’s a brunch date, grabbing a slice on your lunch break, or a full-on pizza party with your crew they’ve got it covered.

 

Launching in April, stay in the know by following Pizza Punks Belfast on Facebook.

 

Power to the people, we say.

RUMOUR MILL GOES TO AFRICA

RUMOUR MILL GOES TO AFRICA

Rumour Mill recently appointed Hope365 as its charity of the year. Undertaking amazing work in Ethiopia, team member Laura Scott tells us all about her trip with the charity to Africa to see first-hand the work being done:

Shashemene was my destination, which is a five-hour drive from the capital of Ethiopia, Addis. We set off on Saturday ahead of Pancake Day, but unfortunately our arrival wasn’t plain sailing. Our arrival was during a time of political unrest, which had a significant impact on the amount of time we had left to carry out everything we set out to achieve. We were advised to stay indoors for approximately half of our trip, but thankfully with the help of staff from the centre, as well as local authorities we managed to make it to the Tesfa Manoriya Bota centre almost every day of the trip.

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£500,000 INVESTMENT SEES PIZZA PUNKS LAND

£500,000 INVESTMENT SEES PIZZA PUNKS LAND

April 2018 will see Pizza Punks travel across the water and open its first Northern Ireland venue in the buzzing Cathedral Quarter. Hailed as the ‘proper pizza’ lover’s eatery, Pizza Punks has invested over £500,000 into its new premises at the converted Longbridge House on the corner of Waring and Hill Street in Belfast city centre; creating up to 30 new jobs.

The self-proclaimed pizza ‘revolutionaries’ are confident they are bringing something new to the city.

Pizza Punks opened its first outlet two years ago in Glasgow, courageously placing it in the renowned ‘burger strip’. Proving all the sceptics wrong, it has shown to be a huge success, thanks to its unique proposition –  you can have as many toppings as you like for the same price.

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