Belfast City Council News latest press releases from Belfast City CouncilCopyright (c) Belfast City Council. All rights reserved.en1440<![CDATA[Newly-restored Tropical Ravine named Project of the Year]]>25 May 2018<br/>A building project which has transformed the Tropical Ravine in Botanic Gardens into a new and exciting visitor attraction has been named Project of the Year at RICS Awards 2018, Northern Ireland. May 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Family fun set to wake Cave Hill’s sleeping giant]]>24 May 2018<br/>With sunshine forecast for the Bank Holiday weekend, there’s no better time to explore the beauty of the Cave Hill. May 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast City Blues Festival returns to celebrate tenth year]]>23 May 2018<br/>The Belfast City Blues Festival is back for its tenth anniversary year, with more than 60 gigs across 22 venues from 29 June to 2 July. May 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast Zoo celebrates another reason to ‘Love Your Zoo’]]>23 May 2018<br/>Belfast Zoo is encouraging visitors to ‘Love Your Zoo’ this bank holiday weekend with a range of family fun activities taking place including craft-making, face-painting, keeper talks and daily feeding times. May 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Countdown to PROCESSIONS 2018 in Belfast]]>22 May 2018<br/>Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Nuala McAllister, actress Saoirse-Monica Jackson and comedian Gráinne Maguire are supporting PROCESSIONS Belfast on Sunday 10 June. May 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Visit Belfast ups plans to drive city tourism’s economic return to £546m by 2022]]>21 May 2018<br/>Belfast’s official tourism marketing organisation targets an economic return of £130m from its activities in 2018-19 and £546m over four years to 2022. May 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Women shaping Belfast celebrate with Lord Mayor]]>21 May 2018<br/>Belfast Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister has paid tribute to ‘Women Shaping Belfast’ during a reception at City Hall as she prepares for her final few weeks in office. May 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[CS Lewis Square will be buzzing this Bank Holiday]]>18 May 2018<br/>CS Lewis Square, east Belfast is the place to be this Bank Holiday Monday, 28 May if you’re on the hunt for some creative family fun. May 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Doors officially opened at Maldron Hotel Belfast City by Lord Mayor]]>17 May 2018<br/>The doors were officially opened today on the latest addition to Dalata Hotel Group’s portfolio, Maldron Hotel Belfast City. May 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[New FLOWERS campaign highlights importance of garden safety]]>14 May 2018<br/>A new campaign has been launched reminding householders of the importance of keeping themselves – and especially their children – safe in the garden. May 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Language Strategy boosts Belfast Agenda]]>14 May 2018<br/>A new five-year language strategy to make Belfast a more inclusive, welcoming city has been launched by the Lord Mayor Councillor Nuala McAllister at City Hall today. May 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Have we forgotten how to make friends?]]>11 May 2018<br/>Belfast Deputy Lord Mayor Sonia Copeland has helped the Campaign to End Loneliness to launch the ‘Be More Us’ movement, in response to research which shows that almost half (46%) of adults in Northern Ireland feel it’s been a long time since they made a new friend or connection. May 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[€230,000 innovation funding to optimise deliveries in Belfast and Dublin]]>10 May 2018<br/>For the first time, Belfast and Dublin City Councils are partnering with Enterprise Ireland to launch a joint Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) challenge based competition that’s offering €230,000 to businesses to develop low cost, innovative and commercially viable solutions that can help optimise goods deliveries in both cities. May 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[SMEs encouraged to explore the ‘Internet of Things’]]>3 May 2018<br/>Belfast’s small businesses are being encouraged to find out how the Internet of Things (IoT) may change the way they do business in the future. May 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Flower Power Challenge for Belfast in Bloom]]>3 May 2018<br/>Residents and businesses in Belfast are facing a ‘blooming’ challenge to outdo last year’s success in making the city more attractive for those who live, work or visit. May 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Lord Mayor backs Vespa World Days 2018]]>3 May 2018<br/>Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Nuala McAllister, is proudly backing the launch of Vespa World Days 2018 which will come to Belfast’s Titanic Slipways from 14-17 June. May 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[City Hall exhibition celebrates first birthday]]>2 May 2018<br/>Belfast City Hall is marking a special milestone this month, celebrating a year since the opening of its visitor exhibition on May 15. May 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[All aboard! Belfast’s looking shipshape for a weekend of Maritime fun]]>1 May 2018<br/>The magnificent masts of the Tall Ships will soon return to our skyline, signaling one of Belfast’s favourite family events, the Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival. May 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[On the ‘bear’ trail for Parenting NI]]>30 Apr 2018<br/>Belfast Lord Mayor, Councillor McAllister, is urging visitors to Waterworks Park to ‘hunt bears’ and raise money for one of her charities – Parenting NI Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT<![CDATA[Belfast City region partners welcome Prime Minister’s commitment to City Deal]]>26 Apr 2018<br/>The six Belfast City region partner councils welcome Prime Minister Theresa May’s commitment to progressing City Deals in Northern Ireland yesterday in the House of Commons, recognising the need for Northern Ireland to receive an economic boost. Apr 2018 00:00:00 GMT