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Big Politics Pub Quiz: one week to go

Mon 12 November 2012, 9:59pm

Tweet There’s just one week to go before the Great Big Politics Pub Quiz, and as Malcolm Tucker once memorably said: “I’ve got a to-do list here that’s longer than a f#cking Leonard Cohen song.” The politicians are coming down from the hill and they’re headed for The Black Box. Tuesday 20 November, from 7:30pm […] more »

Great BIG Politics Quiz: tickets now on sale!

Fri 9 September 2011, 12:13am

Tweet Former (edit: see comment #1) Belfast City Councillor Niall Kelly reckons the SDLP South Belfast team are out to retain their Great Big Politics Quiz champions title: I know that ballot box brainiacs from other parties, campaign groups, public affairs companies and the media will be out to prove him wrong. Indeed, there might even […] more »

POTD – Elizabeth Cook (and Tim Carroll)

Mon 17 January 2011, 10:41am
Elizabeth Cook

Tweet Yesterday afternoon i was fortunate enough to be amongst the 140+ audience to witness the Irish debut of Elizabeth Cook as part of the Out to Lunch festival. Since 2000 Cook has made 300+ appearances at the Grand Ole Ophrey and yesterdays show was evidence of why she has already made so many appearances […] more »

POTD – “It couldn’t happen here”

Sun 9 January 2011, 10:02am

Tweet One of the 10 spoof posters on display at the Black Box for gigs that “could have been or should have been” as part of the Out to Lunch festival 10 local designers were specially commissioned by Dragon records to produce the posters which are limited to an edition of 10 each and, at […] more »

POTD – Steve Bell

Sat 8 January 2011, 11:45am
Steve Bell Hands of History

Tweet Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell discussing his craft yesterday as part of the Out to Lunch festival. The phrase gentle giant could have been written to describe Steve. He ran through some of his more famous (iconic) cartoons and talked about the process of development. My favourite quote from yesterday “Yeah i’ve upset a lot […] more »

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