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Lord Mayor attends opening of new James Ellis Bridge in east Belfast

10 May 2017

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Brian Kingston, visits the latest section of the Connswater Community Greenway in this week's blog and meets with members of James Ellis’ family to officially open a new bridge named after the late actor. 

He also launches the city's St Patrick's Day celebrations on Friday 17 March, featuring a carnival parade and free concert, as well as the Belfast Festival of Learning which runs from 20-26 March. Other engagements include the launch of ticket sales for this summer's UEFA Women's Under 19 Football Championship (taking place in August), the opening of a new Irish Football Association education and heritage centre at Windsor Park and an open day at Woodvale Community Centre. 

 

Lord Mayor visits the White House on St. Patrick’s Day

24 Mar 2017

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Brian Kingston was invited to Washington DC to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the White House at a special reception hosted by the President of the United States, Donald Trump. Back in Belfast he joined the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at the Glenn Community Centre, spoke at the official opening of the Belfast Business School at the Belfast Met E3 Campus, welcomed a number of US visitors to City Hall and spoke with students from Methody and the University of Ulster who will travel to Belfast’s Sister City, Nashville, to take part in exchange programmes. He also takes part in the Live Active launch in City Hall and welcomes residents of Kirk House nursing home to City Hall. To view these engagements please click on the video below:

Lord Mayor at the White House

Lord Mayor officially opens Belfast Jobs Fair

24 Feb 2017

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Brian Kingston officially opens the Belfast Jobs Fair in this week’s blog, in partnership with the Department for Communities. He launches the Belfast Irish Milers International athletics meeting taking place at Mary Peters Track, hosts a cheque presentation in the parlour celebrating 30 years of the Belfast One World Run, welcomes members of Voices of Young People in Care to City Hall, speaks to members of the Rotary Club of Belfast, visits St. Matthews Church of Ireland in Woodvale and welcomes a group of retired Methodist Ministers to City Hall. He also jointly hosts a Chinese New Year cultural celebration in City Hall with the Chinese Consulate, presents awards at the Live Here Love Here awards at Queens and meets with a number of Youth organisations in his parlour. To view these engagements please click on the video below:

Belfast

Lord Mayor announces Belfast City Council's support for Sport Changes Life Programme

9 Feb 2017

Lord Mayor, Alderman Brian Kingston visits Malone Integrated College in this week's blog to announce Belfast City Council’s support to the Sports Changes Life Foundations Schools Outreach Honour Roll Programme. In another packed week of engagements he welcomes a Chinese Puppeteer Dance troupe to City Hall ahead of their performance in the MAC, attends the first NI Helplines Awareness Day conference, holds a reception for Belfast born Blues musician Billy Miskimmin, welcomes women involved in the 'Welcome Project' to his parlour, speaks with memebers of the Colin Area Men's Shed and meets with a group of ladies formally of the Women's Royal Naval Service. He also meets Rashid Khaidanov, a finalist in the National Geographic Traveller photography competition, hosts a Caring for Carers Banquet as part of the Four Corners Festival and congratulates students from St.Malachy's College on their colour run charity fundraising efforts. To view these engagements and more please click on the video below:

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Sports Changes life initiative

Lord Mayor welcomes World Ice Hockey delegates to City Hall

3 Feb 2017

Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Brian Kingston welcomes delegates from the International Ice Hockey Federation to City Hall in this week’s blog ahead of the World Ice Hockey series taking place in Belfast later this year. He attends the launch of the Deloitte Regional Crane survey at the Fitzwilliam Hotel, puts on his running shoes for the Belfast Marathon sponsor event at the Mary Peters Track, speaks at an event in City Hall raising awareness of Human Trafficking and visits the Engine Room Art Gallery to view the Royal Ulster Academy’s “Diploma Collection”. He also welcomes members of the Society of Incentive Travel Executives to City Hall, attends the Four Corners Festival launch at the University of Ulster and meets with Policy Advisors from Colombia following the visit of President Santos in 2016. To view these engagements please click on the video below:

Lord Mayor pictured alongside World Hockey delegates
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